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Pregnancy

My top 10 pregnancy essentials

Pregnancy is a tricky business. You get all sorts of symptoms and aches and pains in places you never knew existed! Here are the top 10 things (in no particular order) I couldn’t do without while I was pregnant …

Tips for expressing milk

Being able to express breastmilk can bring you a little bit of freedom when looking after an infant. Whether it is so that you can get someone else to feed your baby so that you can have a break or get stuff done, or to give your boobs some respite during those periods where your little one seems to eat all day, giving your baby expressed breastmilk ensures that they have the best source of nourishment possible.

Fingernail Fancies

Yes, it’s a bit of a strange topic, but until I had a baby, I’d significantly underestimated just how useful having long – or longish – fingernails can be.

I don’t have particularly strong fingernails, so when they get a tad long they sometimes break along the side, close to where the nail joins the skin. It hurts! When this happens, obviously I clip the broken nail, and then inevitably trim them all to avoid any others breaking. Simple, right? Wrong. When you have short nails, so many things become that much more difficult.