Mental Health and Suicide in Pregnancy/Post Birth

“…as many as one in seven women will experience symptoms of the mental illness during pregnancy and in the first months after giving birth, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal. And now, new research suggests that seeking help could be even more crucial after researchers found that suicide is a leading…

3rd Trimester

So, the 2nd trimester is out the way. It was a nice trimester. The 3rd trimester is in full swing which means: I look pregnant so people are talking to me about my pregnancy (it’s nice) The baby is moving a lot more and I can see it moving (think Alien) Exercise has changed (again)…

2nd Trimester – what did it look like exercise wise?

2nd trimester – oh how I love you. No sickness, not much tiredness, still not in the “whale” stage which will apparently come and I’m generally feeling 100% better than I did for the 1st trimester. So, what have I done from week 13 ish to week 26 ish? I ran, I walked, I did yoga,…

Creating a Tribe

I’ve talked previously about the Tribe and the importance they have in my life. Here: I am part of a Tribe Recently a Tribe member called Catherine Edsell posted a TEDx of a talk she gave on: How an adventure with other women could change your life | Catherine Edsell | TEDxLondon Here It hit a…

Identity – Pregnancy and Feminism

I read this blog on offbeathome and it really resonated with me. In fact, it made me cry a bit. I feel like pregnancy has made me lose my identity. I’m about 25 weeks pregnant now and have struggled with the loss of identity that pregnancy seems to have brought with it since around the time…

Women in Sport Week – Climbing!

Rock Climbing – how to get started…….. I have climbed since around 2008. I started working as an instructor in 2010 after doing a massive career change. I worked at an indoor wall for 5 years and got to climb for free. Sounds great right? It was. I met tons of people, I made so…

Home Birth – A Choice

From the get-go my husband and I have said we’d like a home birth. This is for a variety of reasons and one that was made following some research. It wasn’t just some plan we plucked out of thin air. We looked at the Working with Pain Approach – HERE The key points being: •…

Women in Sport Week 2017 – Pioneers and Women Leading the Charge Now!

“Women in Sport Week is a national awareness week providing an opportunity for everybody involved with playing, delivering, working in, volunteering or watching sport to celebrate, raise awareness and increase the profile of women’s sport across the UK.” WSW2017 Women have been undertaking some amazing challenges throughout history. Like Junko Tabei who was the first woman to summit…

Pregnancy – What does it LOOK like?

Google is good and bad. It’s good because if you start getting nose bleeds in your 20th week having never had them before you can find out that it’s likely to be a normal pregnancy issue rather than “hospital” pregnancy issue. You can find out what stage the baby is at and what is potentially coming…

Working and Pregnancy

I am in the lucky position that, at the moment, I do not need to work. This has come about due to being mortgage free and having enough savings to live off for a bit. Just to clarify/explain so that you know this is due to hard work rather than a Lottery win: I am…