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Are you striving to be the perfect parent?

Perfection is a toxic desire. We are not supposed to be perfect. The challenge is not to be perfect, it’s to be whole.​​​​​​​​ Jane Fonda​​​​​​​​ Perfection, it’s something that many

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There Is Only One Way To Parent

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀There is only one way to parent. YOUR OWN WAY. But you knew that already, right? We put so much pressure on ourselves to parent ‘the way’ we’re told is

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Grief

Every time I hear, say or think the word GRIEF, the vison and feeling that envelops me is darkness, grey and gloomy. I can almost feel the cold and wet

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Top 7 Baby Essentials

by Nurture Collective Becoming a parent is a real roller coaster of emotions from excitement, joy, anticipation and sometimes feeling overwhelmed with what you may or may not need so

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The Beginning

TRIGGER WARNING – SEIZURE My story begins aged 15. I wanted nothing more than to fit in, be accepted and liked. I was shy and struggled with anxiety, not that

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Delayed Optimal Cord Clamping

When your babe is born, they will still be attached by the umbilical cord to the placenta. The cord will continue to pulsate for a few minutes, because the baby’s

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Mastering Your Breath

Have you ever seen those water birth videos on YouTube where the baby just slips out and you’re like, “how on earth did she do that?!” Breath, baby. It’s all

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Why is baby loss such a taboo subject?

*trigger Warning-Story of stillbirth Words by Natalie Louise Smith. October is #babylossawarenessmonth and Chrissy Teigan told the World that her and her husband John Legends baby boy Jack had died. I

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Remembering Your Baby

As the 18th year of Baby Loss Awareness Week comes to a close, let’s focus now on how families can remember their lost angels. No matter when you suffer a

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My Darling Little One

I found out I was pregnant at the beginning of June, by the time I finally had surgery it was the beginning of September, but my baby didn’t grown past 6 weeks.

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I couldn’t stop apologising

GUEST BLOG BY LAURA **Trigger Warning** Missed Miscarriage Our Little Sparrow – 28th November 2018 Due August 2019 I was so excited when we found out I was pregnant for

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Give Thanks Like A Mother 2020

This aim of this campaign is to prompt families who’ve been cared for under Southend to give thanks to the amazing midwives who may have touched their lives. So often,

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