Hollie’s Pregnancy Diaries with Bump it Up

If you follow me on social media you may have seen that a couple of weeks ago I announced a really amazing collaboration with Bump it Up Maternity. Bump it Up are a plus size maternity brand that can be found through the fabulous plus size brand Yours Clothing. They cater for pregnant women between sizes 16 & 32. Seriously, they really are breaking the mould. Try and find this in another major brands collections I dare you. (See you in 20 years… maybe!) I just wanted to explain a little more in depth why I’ve decided to do a…

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Seriously, let’s discuss Bacterial Vaginosis

There’s nothing like the experience of childbirth to help you overcome any embarrassment related to the more intimate parts of your anatomy! Once you’ve experienced numerous examinations, literally at the hands of (wonderful!) midwives – sweeps, episiotomies, stitching – (not to mention the actual birth itself whether it was via the canal or c-section) – a regular smear test is a doddle! Before my first experience of childbirth, I may have made reference, in chatting with friends, to having my period (with a roll of the eyes!) but since then we have shared many a giggle about pelvic floors, leaky…

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Review & Giveaway – Venosure Luxe BreastBalm

Baby C is just over 6 weeks old now and things are still new and having a baby is a massive learning curve. A good one, but challenging. I’ll tell you my birth story once I’ve finished writing it but to cut a long story short I could only breastfeed for a short amount of time. It felt quite traumatic not being able to for numerous reasons but it’s just one of those things. Obviously, not just with breastfeeding but with pregnancy in general, your nipples can become dry, chapped and generally just sore! (Uncomfortable to say the least) When…

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Baby Shower Celebrations

If you follow me on social media you probably know by now that we had our baby boy on the 1st January 2017. Baby C is doing well and so am I. I have to admit though, I am missing being pregnant just a little. It’s a strange feeling, but I had a great pregnancy in all aspects. One thing that really did make it amazing was my lovely friends and family who got together to throw me not one but TWO baby showers! Seriously, talk about being spoilt. To be honest, I’d never even been to a baby shower.…

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Bepanthen Soothe The Pregnancy Stretch

There’s a lot to be said for stretch marks. Some people hate them, some people see them as their ‘warrior’ scars or indicate their strength or journey through life (especially when they arrive during pregnancy). For me, I’ve had stretch marks on my tummy for a long time. At one, stressful point in my life I put weight on rapidly and ultimately my skin stretched. It’s one of those things. It took me a while to live with them, but now they are just a part of me. My life, my body and I’m OK with that. You can have stretch…

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