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Pregnancy after baby loss

Pregnancy after baby loss

My hospital bags – what have I packed?

A photograph of two packed hospital bags_ the first is the toTs Voyage Changing Bag in Dark Grey Melange and the second (just seen) is from Cath Kidston _ includes the title "My hospital bags - what have I packed?"_Mrs H's favourite things

Last weekend, I began to feel that Little Mister H might make an early appearance. And I panicked! I hadn't written a birth plan and my hospital bags weren't packed. Spurred on by the thought of Little Mister H arriving into chaos I packed my bags and wrote my plan. And I feel much happier knowing that I'm ready for Little Mister H's arrival (well, as ready as I will ever be).…

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Mental health Pregnancy after baby loss

When pregnancy is a struggle

A blurry and black and white photograph of a pregnant lady _ including the title "when pregnancy is a struggle" _ Mrs H's favourite things

It is difficult to admit that something you have yearned for desperately has been a struggle. Ever since Little Miss H has been a few months old, I have wanted a second baby. The miscarriages that followed just made my desperation for that child more intense. Each loss took us further away from our longed for second child. But each loss made me more determined that we needed to become a family of four.…

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Pregnancy after baby loss

32 weeks pregnant – Piriformis Syndrome and The Fear

A photograph of a 32 week pregnant lady with brunette hair, wearing a light green t-shirt and bright red lipstick - with the titile "32 week pregnant - Piriformis Syndrome and the Fear" - Mrs H's favourite things

First of all I have an admission to make I am not 32 weeks pregnant. I am now 33 weeks pregnant and this update is a week late. Sorry. There are only 7 weeks until I reach my due date. I am on the final stretch. How did that happen? The past few months seem to have passed in a blur. And now here I am thinking about my birth plan and what I need to pack in my hospital bag.…

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Beauty Pregnancy after baby loss

Looking after sensitive skin during pregnancy

A photograph of a brunette lady with minimal make-up, natural skin, a side ponytail and wearing a blue and white striped top - includes the title "Pregnancy skincare for sensitive skin -tips, products and routines". _ Mrs H's favourite things

I have extremely sensitive skin and there have been many times when I have had an allergic reaction to a product that claimed to be hypoallergenic. As I have got older my skin has become even more sensitive and now, in my late 30's, I've developed rosacea. A skin condition that leads to a reddening of the face. It also often leads to my skin feeling sore and itchy, with nasty spots. I am currently 32 weeks pregnant and I have been…

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Pregnancy after baby loss

24 weeks pregnant – a huge milestone

A photograph of a pretty pregnant lady with long brown hair and wearing red lipstick, in a navy blue maternity dress, standing in front of a white wall and showing off her 24 week pregnancy bump _ 24 weeks pregnant - a huge milestone _ Mrs H's favourite things

Last Thursday, Thursday 31st March 2016, was quite a momentous day for me. It was the day I turned 24 weeks pregnant. It was the day that our baby became viable. A horrible term. But a milestone that means a huge amount to me and to Mr H. It was a day that I believed would never come. I know that we still have a long way to go until our baby boy is safely here. 16 weeks and counting. However, getting this far in…

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Little Mister H Pregnancy after baby loss

Rainbow wish list for a baby boy

A collection of clothing for a new born baby boy featuring rainbows or beautiful bright rainbow colours _ includes clothes from Frugi, Jojo Maman Bebe and Cath Kidston - with the title "Rainbow wish list for a baby boy" - Mrs H's favourite things

When I gave birth to Little Miss H, I didn't know that she was my Rainbow Baby. I didn't know what the term meant. A Rainbow Baby, is a baby that is born after miscarriage, still birth, neonatal loss or other baby loss. It refers to the bright and beautiful rainbows that appear in the sky after a storm. The rainbow doesn't pretend that the storm never existed. Instead the rainbow shines all the brighter because it has followed a moment of…

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Mental health Motherhood Pregnancy after baby loss

Pregnancy after miscarriage: Surviving the first trimester

A stunning photograph of a double full arch rainbow against a cloudy sky with autumnal trees in the foreground - My Rainbow Baby - Mrs H's favourite things

Now I am 20 weeks pregnant, I find it easier to look back at the first trimester of my pregnancy. It was a tough time. I was worried and anxious every second of every day. I had bad dreams, cried lots and generally didn't want to do much more than sit on the sofa or sleep. It is probably wrong to say that I survived the first trimester of this pregnancy. I somehow managed to drag my way through it. And although I…

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