The Shit No One Tells You About Having An Emergency C-Section

The Shit No One Tells You About Having An Emergency C-Section

As much as you may have set ideals in your mind about how you’d like to birth your child, life doesn’t quite always work to plan. The NHS estimates that about 17 in every 100 births result in an emergency c-section procedure taking place; that is, a caesarean that happens within 30mins of the need for it being identified and this case of action decided upon. Even if you’d elected to have a...

Bleeding in Pregnancy: My Experience

Bleeding in Pregnancy: My Experience

Bleeding is essentially the anti-symptom of pregnancy, so going through it when you're expecting can be nothing short of terrifying. I was 7 weeks pregnant when I started bleeding, and immediately sought medical help. This is my experience and all of the developments thus far through this pregnancy as a result. TW: Pregnancy, blood, medical themes. If you're pregnant or think you might be and...

The Shit No One Tells You About Parenting When You Have An Invisible Illness

The Shit No One Tells You About Parenting When You Have An Invisible Illness

There are over 14 million people disabled people in the UK who each live with unique talents and challenges in their daily life; and those with invisible illnesses often go misunderstood. For those that are parents, particularly to young children, there's lots of workarounds and things to consider that many people won't have ever thought of. Rachel talks through her experience as a mum to a...

The Shit No One Tells You About Taking Meds During Pregnancy

The Shit No One Tells You About Taking Meds During Pregnancy

Most of us take medication at some point during our lives, but what happens to the impact of these when we're pregnant? Steph gives her firsthand account of baby withdrawal and difficult decisions. So will she do things differently this time around? You may be surprised... This is a guest post, written by an author who has chosen to feature on EatWeepMumRepeat, and not Lex (the usual blogger)....

Having A Premature Baby: What I Wanted People To Know

Having A Premature Baby: What I Wanted People To Know

November 17th (the day I'm hitting publish on this blog, because, DUH, I'm just sooo co-ordinated) is World Prematurity Day. Learn how you can support the care of premature babies through Bliss, the charity for babies born premature or sick. I had my son five weeks early, which, in the grand scheme of things, isn't very early at all. Premature pregnancies can be delivered from 24 weeks,...