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Getting You Back to Work After Maternity Leave

IT CAN BE VERY CHALLENGING TO GO BACK TO WORK AFTER MATERNITY LEAVE. NOT ONLY WILL YOU BE LEAVING YOUR BABY FOR EIGHT HOURS A DAY - WHICH OFTEN FEELS AWFUL - BUT YOU’LL HAVE TO REMEMBER HOW TO DEAL WITH ADULTS! Most mums have very mixed feelings at this time, from relief at returning to some kind of ‘normality’ to resentment at having to do so, or upset at leaving your baby. Whatever you're feeling, it’s perfectly natural. Nobody ever said that swapping the bassinet for a desktop would be an easy task, but hopefully, these tips can help you work your way through the transition of going back to work after maternity leave. It is, after all, a...

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Baby Shower Ideas

Your best friend, sister, daughter or long-lost cousin has fallen pregnant and has handpicked you to organise their most precious baby shower......no pressure.  Whilst it is certainly a privilege to be asked, it can be a daunting experience and quite possibly something you have never had to do before.  Here are just a few things to consider that you may ease the stresses that nobody else appreciates you are under!  1. Location, location, location...indoors or outdoors? With the unpredictability of the British weather, going for something inside is definitely the safe bet, especially during the start and end of the year. Opting for a cute private room in a restaurant or pub is a great idea, or if you want...

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Why should pregnancy come at the expense of looking good and feeling fit?

This was the question I asked myself which became the inspiration behind Luna Gray. The short answer is; it shouldn’t! The real answer is; it does. According to the office of national statistics, 839,043 women fell pregnant in 2018. Over the course of a year that is just shy of 2300 a day! Pregnancy is not a new phenomenon and has been around far longer than anyone reading this blog. Yet for those prenatal and postpartum months, the fashion and fitness industries combine forces when it comes to maternity activewear and largely turn their backs on us already hormonal women, adding insult to injury ahead of the thankless and painful task of giving birth. I vividly remember opening my cupboards...

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Why not to rush back to running after having a baby - By 'The Mummy MOT'

This month we feature a very interesting blog from 'The Mummy MOT' - they are a fantastic organisation who have a large set of professional physiotherapists on hand to help you out post pregnancy on your bodies recovery.  See below a great blog from them featuring all you need to know about 'why not to rush back to running after having a baby'. Enjoy!    Rosie Cardale, Bristol-based musculoskeletal physiotherapist and Mummy MOT practitioner talks about the importance of getting a postnatal assessment and working through fundamental strength training before being tempted to dust off your trainers and get out running during the lockdown. As a new mum, it’s normal to want to ease your way back into your pre-pregnancy exercise...

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