Pregnancy blog, 04/07/2017
Cue the Birth Photographers’ Image of the Year Competition 2017.
The annual competition is open to members of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers and always captures our eye due to the incredible images that are submitted.
This year’s winning selection captures every stage of the journey from contractions and labouring to delivery and breastfeeding.
You can see the full gallery of winners on the Birth Photographers' website.
Birth really IS beautiful, eh!
We’ve been getting a lot of emails from women concerned about returning to work as the Government starts to lift restrictions. Here, Tommy’s midwife Kate explains the latest guidance.
Bex is non-bio mum to 2 year-old son, Oscar. She is currently expecting her second baby with wife, Natalie . In this blog, she talks about being a non-bio parent, supporting her partner after a traumatic birth and managing her own mental wellbeing as a parent.
Things I wish I had known when I was pregnant about...relationships and parenting. It is normal to get frustrated with each other sometimes. But all it will take is a reassuring cuddle, as you sob exhausted into your cornflakes, to remind you that you chose to embark on this journey with this person for a reason.
Sophie Gardner had a very difficult pregnancy, after suffering hyperemesis, cholestasis and pre-eclampsia before being induced at 39 weeks. Her beautiful son Max is now 9 months old. Sophie encourages women to "listen to your body, never ignore your instincts, and don’t be shy to raise your concerns".