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The pillow of my (practice) dreams
An honest review of the Anna Pregnancy Pillow by Midwife Pip
Being a midwife and expecting my first baby has been an incredible journey, being super informed and understanding my body has been hugely empowering.
However, one of the things I love most about my role as a midwife is the opportunity to continually learn and this has felt even more important during my pregnancy…
Comfy Lockdown Pregnancy Essentials
This is not my first rodeo. The first time I was pregnant I was in total bliss. Don't get me wrong, there was the morning sickness, the sore hips and pressure in my back, the bladder accidents (TMI) and the hopping on the Swiss ball. But I was happy, content, calm and positive.
This time around I find myself in a mist of a global pandemic and lockdown, in the middle of winter (my least favourite season) and I haven't hugged my parents for over a year! I felt lost… lonely… without motivation or determination. To top it off, I haven’t felt more stressed and anxious in my life and I had no reason as to why. Something had a change. And I had to bring that change into my (everyones) new “normal” life.
Is it SAFE to lie/sleep on my stomach during pregnancy?
"Is it safe for my baby if I lie or sleep on my stomach during my pregnancy" - is the most frequently asked question I get.
The short answer: YES!
But I know that in this case, a straight forward "Yes" is not enough. I need evidence, reasoning and most of all, I need to know whether this revolutionary sleeping position hold any benefits for me and my baby.