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Mum-to-be Diary: A big arrival (not Baby but a beautiful Baby Elegance Cot!)

Mum-to-be Diary: A big arrival (not Baby but a beautiful Baby Elegance Cot!)

Week 32 and counting Oh wow! How time flies. I have noticed that I keep saying that recently and perhaps it is even more noticeable when you have a big date pencilled in your diary! Recently there was a new arrival that made everything sink in. It wasn’t Baby – Baby is still growing at a […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: Elderflower & Delilah make breastfeeding stylish

Mum-to-be Diary: Elderflower & Delilah make breastfeeding stylish

Week 28 and counting It’s official. I’ve reached the third trimester. The final stretch awaits and I am now on the home straight. This week I’ve had mixed emotions about pregnancy. I am starting to feel tired again and the weight gain is happening in full force. This is probably not helped by the fact […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: Fending off stretch marks!

Mum-to-be Diary: Fending off stretch marks!

27 weeks and counting At the time of writing, the sun is streaming through the window and it is a beautiful day outside. I feel as though we have enjoyed glimpses of spring over the last few weeks but with a gloriously sunny weekend ahead, it seems like it has finally arrived in full force. […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: Pre-wedding pampering at Blush + Blow

Mum-to-be Diary: Pre-wedding pampering at Blush + Blow

A visit to a beauty salon will help you look your best for a big occasion during pregnancy...

Pregnancy stage: Week 25 and counting I recently attended the wedding of our Bride-to-be Katie Ann Lamb. Having such an important celebration during pregnancy can present its own challenges, especially when it comes to picking an outfit. I was very fortunate for this occasion as I had the privilege of being the Maid of Honour, […]

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CARiFiT ViRTUAL: A workout for new mums to enjoy with their babies

CARiFiT ViRTUAL: A workout for new mums to enjoy with their babies

If you are a new mum on a fitness drive, you will be keen to hear about CARiFiT. This is a safe, fun and results-driven post-natal body changing workout, which can be done whilst wearing the baby, which means even more bonding time for you and your little one. Earlier this year, CARiFiT ViRTUAL launched, […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: Growing boobs and how to look after them!

Mum-to-be Diary: Growing boobs and how to look after them!

Week 22 and counting… Last week was a little bit hectic, so I missed an installment of the Mum-to-be Diary. The Sloaney team headed off to Dublin for a special weekend at the Irish Gold Cup to enjoy a final celebration for our Bride-to-be, Katie Ann Lamb, who gets married in a couple of weeks. […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: Pregnancy vitamins

Mum-to-be Diary: Pregnancy vitamins

19 weeks and counting Cold and flu season provides an added complication to pregnancy at this time of year. As soon as I found out that I was pregnant, I was given the flu jab. As an asthmatic I am given it every year anyway but it is particularly important for all ladies expecting a […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: The best non alcoholic drinks for pregnancy (and Dry January!)

Mum-to-be Diary: The best non alcoholic drinks for pregnancy (and Dry January!)

18 weeks and counting… Last week in my first Mum-to-be Diary I mentioned how I have discovered that pregnancy means forgoing many of my favourite foods and drinks. Gone are the days of feasting on deliciously gooey brie, while sipping a glass of cool, crisp white Burgundy! While I envy everyone around me who is […]

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Mum-to-be Diary: The start of a new journey

Mum-to-be Diary: The start of a new journey

Welcome to my new Mum-to-be Diary! I am really excited to share my pregnancy experience with readers of The Sloaney. An exciting few months lies ahead as I wait for the new arrival and prepare myself for life as a parent. There are a few things you should know before you decide whether or not […]

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Summertime soothing with the Natural Birthing Company

Summertime soothing with the Natural Birthing Company

By RACHEL COLLISON With weather in London hotter than Ibiza, the UK has been rejoicing, topping up tans and lighting the BBQ.  I have been dreaming of sipping a cooling and refreshing Lychee Martini  – my first craving if that counts? However, in reality I have been behaving like a very old lady, huffing and […]

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Mermaid Maternity: A luxurious yummy mummy retreat

Mermaid Maternity: A luxurious yummy mummy retreat

By RACHEL COLLISON Based in the heart of the King’s Road opposite the Chelsea Old Town Hall, Mermaid Maternity Retreat is the perfect haven for yummy mummies to be and brand new yummy mummies. Once inside you are instantly away from the hustle and bustle of the King’s Road and enveloped in a calm and […]

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Six steps to show you how to get the Duchess of Cambridge’s post pregnancy hair

Her beautiful, bouncy locks are always admired at every official Royal engagement, so it was no surprise when the Duchess of Cambridge left the hospital with her newborn son that her hairstyle looked immaculate. With soft waves, enviable volume and a healthy shine, the question on many people’s lips was, ‘How can I get Kate’s […]