Diastasis after pregnancy

My journey to repair diastasis caused by pregnancy

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The difference between the 1st and 2nd pregnancy

Here we go again. Half way through my second pregnancy and still feel shocked I forgot what morning sickness and pregnancy aches were like the first time around. Naturally you compare each pregnancy, so here's 10 common differences between your first and second pregnancies: Early pregnancy symptoms Pregnancy 1: The first obvious symptom for most is … Continue reading The difference between the 1st and 2nd pregnancy

Operation day: a cystoscopy and deflux in a 1 year old

This is the day we've been dreading since Dillon was 6 months old; the cystoscopy surgery to correct his urine reflux at the Evelina Hospital, St. Thomas's in London. The pre-surgery preparation notes the hospital gave us during the pre-assessment appointment were really useful; informing us of when he could eat and drink last prior … Continue reading Operation day: a cystoscopy and deflux in a 1 year old

Surgery pre-assessment at the Evelina 

In a few weeks, Dillon will be having a cystoscopy and Deflux to correct his urine reflux, which he has had since birth (he's now one years old). Like most anxious parents whose child has to undergo surgery at the Evelina, my Husband and I took Dillon along last week to the hospital for his … Continue reading Surgery pre-assessment at the Evelina 

10 early pregnancy symptoms

Like most women, even before I was pregnant with my son Dillon, I found myself googling so many different "symptoms" - if you're like me then you'll know the frustration of pms and pregnancy having very similar symptoms. And even more the disappointment of not being pregnant after trying when that dreaded period arrives. Reflecting … Continue reading 10 early pregnancy symptoms

Conquering a fear of the water in a 1 year old 

Turns out Dillon has suddenly developed a fear of the water - bathtime and swimming! This morning I took Dillon for his first swimming lesson at the local leisure centre.  We arrived changed and ready for the lesson ten minutes early and sat by the pool. I figured that gives him enough time to take … Continue reading Conquering a fear of the water in a 1 year old 

What happens at your baby’s 10 – 12 month health review

Last week Dillon had his development review with the health visitor at our local midwife centre. The 10 - 12 month review is seen as important by the NHS to assess how your child is progressing, plus it provides us with the chance to ask any questions or address any concerns health and development wise. … Continue reading What happens at your baby’s 10 – 12 month health review