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Pregnancy in your words: confused

Pregnancy can be really straight-forward when all you need to do is attend your midwife appointments and then start to prepare for birth and baby. Or it can be slightly more complicated, with additional appointments, a care plan and conflicting guidance, which can lead to confusion about what decisions to make, what questions to ask, how to plan and what to do next. You can book a session with me to talk it through, as well as make sure you keep asking questions during your appointments so you have a better understanding of what is going on and what your options are – make a list of questions before each appointment so you don’t forget and so you can gather the information you need. Working with parents since 2002 Say hello…Instagram | Facebook Group | Linkedin

Pregnancy in your words: exhausted

There is something unique about the exhaustion of pregnancy, especially in those early weeks when everything can feel like an effort and you could cry with tiredness. Not everyone experiences it but some women can feel that every cell in their body is tired. Throughout pregnancy, tiredness can just hit and all you need to do is sleep, especially towards the end of pregnancy where you can truly feel like you are growing another human being. It can be one reason why some women decide to finish work earlier than planned because exhaustion just hits and the days can feel tough. If it is an option, giving yourself a little bit of time at the end of pregnancy to rest and nap as you need to – especially because night sleep can become so interrupted – can give you more energy for labour, birth and recovery. Learning to use your breathing can also be a simple way to boost your energy as it can also ease any aches and stress. It’s not always easy but …

Pregnancy in your words: anxious

Anxiety can feature in many pregnancies – it can be fleeting or it can be overwhelming and it can occur in straight-forward as well as more complicated pregnancies. There might be no obvious reason for it. Anxiety can be challenging, it can be crippling and it can feel really hard to manage. The key to it can be about managing it rather than battling with it or just hoping it goes away. Using your breathing as a distraction, as a way to work through any anxiety and to head off any panic can be really useful. It’s a really simple and effective way to have strategies to stay calm. Talking it through can also be helpful – so you can focus on where it might be coming from, what it can feel like and how you can better manage it. If your anxiety is overwhelming and it is stopping you from living your life, you may need more support – talk it over with your GP and midwife as you could be referred to the …

Pregnancy in your words: happy

There can be a lot of happiness during a pregnancy. Just feeling happy about being pregnant, happy about having a baby in your life and feeling happy about getting ready for your baby. Happiness could be the main emotion you experience, it could be fleeting or it could develop as your pregnancy develops – there are no right emotions to experience as part of your pregnancy. Pregnancy can be such a unique experience, with many emotions. Embrace the happy! #inyourwords Working with parents since 2002 Say hello…Instagram | Facebook Group | Linkedin

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Pregnancy in your words: excited

Pregnancy can be about a huge range of emotions and feeling excited can be right up there for many expectant parents, as well as grandparents, aunts and uncles. You might be excited about becoming parents, about having another baby, about getting your home ready for the new member of your family. Your main emotion might be excitement, or it might be fleeting – there are no right emotions to experience as part of your pregnancy. It might be more of a quiet excitement or excitement might not really be there at all if you are anxious, nervous, worried and that’s ok too. And don’t forget you can book a pregnancy session if you want to chat about your pregnancy. #inyourwords Working with parents since 2002 Say hello…Instagram | Facebook Group | Linkedin