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Nine Months Out

It’s officially nine months since little Elsie was born (only she’s not so little anymore – my back can uh, back me up on that one – yeouch) and I’ve somehow suddenly found myself with my very first afternoon off from motherhood.

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Hello Elsie, Hello Motherhood

It’s been two months of late nights and early mornings (I now know the entire late night schedule of ITV2 and Channel 4). Two months of googling “is green baby poop normal?” – among other things; my targeted ads have gone from “pamper yourself with this luxury skincare” to, well, Pampers. Two months of raging internally every time someone tells me to “sleep when the baby sleeps” (because seriously, when does that ever happen?). Two months of tears (from me more than the baby) and laughter. Two whole months of our little Elsie…

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Pregnancy during a Pandemic: How New and Expectant Parents are being Left Behind

It’s only now, 6 months after the Covid-19 Pandemic interrupted all our lives that the struggle new parents have been through during this time are being reported in the media, with questions finally being raised at PMQs, and NHS Trusts beginning to consider relaxing the strict rules that were slapped on antenatal and maternity services way back in March. Rules that have forced women to attend important screenings, scans and appointments alone.