Leyla PrestonFounder of Motherhood Diaries and mum to two boys aged 9 and 10 and two girls (1 angel baby and a 19 month old).
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Anyone who has struggled to get pregnant knows that the road to conception can be a difficult journey to overcome especially when you witness countless negative pregnancy tests. It took us almost two years to conceive our baby girl (sadly we lost her at 16 weeks pregnant) and even though I recorded the journey I took (you can find this journey here) it still took us fourteen months to get pregnant with our second baby girl (you can find her birth story here).
It was then I realised that for pregnancy to work, all the dots have to be connected, i.e. if one thing is off, then everything is off. There are lots of factors to maximise your chances of getting pregnant naturally and one of the branches of the fertility tree is preconception supplements, which is the basis of this article.
Read on for more information on the best supplements to take to get pregnant.
The modern parent has well and truly embraced new technology and the array of products that continually head our way in what is an innovative world we now live in. It’s not uncommon for expecting parents to snap up an array of baby gadgets during pregnancy before the little one arrives. In fact, it’s a growing trend.
Not every baby product is useful. As is the case in other sectors, the occasional gimmicky invention is thrown our way, which offers limited functionalities or simply doesn’t improve on something we already do by ourselves without the need for a little gadget. Most products do perform a worthwhile task, though. In fact, many of the gadgets available today offer more than ever before. Some internet-connected devices help your child drift off to sleep more easily, while others might assist your child with feeding time. The options are certainly vast.
Thanks to flexible working and the freedom to start your own business in the UK, parents are turning to buy-to-let property investments, to either supplement their income, pay the mortgage or make a living from it. Starting out as a landlord/landlady, however, can be overwhelming. You need to think about screening your tenants, preparing your property for collecting the rent and taking care of maintenance issues – it’s not an easy gig. With a high level of attention to detail and experience, however, this job can be both gratifying and lucrative. If you’re just starting out, you might need a bit of guidance. Read on for tips on how to run a successful buy to let property business.
You can be the most successful and hardworking individual, but if you have to sacrifice your health and wellbeing to get there, is it really worth it? No matter what your plans are, you should never put your health second to achieving what you want in life—the two should go hand in hand for ultimate life satisfaction.
While a healthy lifestyle looks different to everyone, there are some things we should all do on a daily basis to keep us healthy. Sleeping enough, eating nutritious foods, and moving your body are just a few suggestions. If you feel like you have been lacking in your self-care recently and your health has begun to show it, here are some tips on how to improve health and wellbeing.
On Thursday 12th September at around 12.30 am, at 39+4 weeks pregnant, I waddled upstairs to try to get some sleep. As I laid down, I heard a very loud pop. That’s weird I thought. At first, I thought something had burst in my belly, but when I went to the toilet, I experienced trickling which didn’t stop.
I went downstairs to tell my husband that I think my water just broke. Hubby, who was still absent-mindedly watching TV, and having heard this three times from me before, double-checked if I hadn’t just peed myself again. But, as soon as he finished that sentence, more liquid trickled down my leg.
Hubby gasped and agreed that my waters had broken.
It took hubby about 30 seconds to grab a towel, but by the time he had come back, I had a puddle on the floor and my knickers were soaked through. I called my parents to ask if one of them could look after our older two boys, as they were asleep and they had school the next day.
It has been over three years since I wrote Part 2 of Journey to getting my girl, and there is a reason for the delay.
But, to continue with the series, we’ll start from where we left off in Part 2. If you haven’t read any of the ‘Journey to getting my girl’ series, then I suggest you start with Part 1 here, so you understand the backstory.
To summarise, the series talks about my husband and I following a non-invasive conception plan to get my girl using Dr Verma of Urobiologics’ two tests, the PreGender Test which determines whether the female’s menstrual cycle favours a boy or girl via non-invasive urine sampling and the FirstGender Test which determines the gender of the baby via a urine sample from conception has been proven with 95% accuracy! Urobiologics discovered that that just like there are two kinds of sperm (which determine the gender), women have alternating boy-girl specific menstrual cycles (which select the gender).
We had already sent our samples in and Dr Verma sent us our conception plan to try for a girl.
My family love embarking upon new adventures, especially when it involves travel and a luxury place to stay, even if for just one night. Back in 2017, we enjoyed a lovely Family Fun Package stay at The Arch London Hotel in Marble Arch, and the kids loved it so much that we secured another stay at The Arch London, this time with an Easter twist. The Arch London kindly offered us the chance to review their Easter Family Fun Package over the Easter weekend (20/21st April) and stay in the newly refurbished Juniper Suite. We also got to enjoy an in-room Easter egg hunt, delicious 3-course meal at the Hotel’s Hunter 486 restaurant, after dinner milk and cookies and complimentary breakfast the next morning. It was a fantastic stay, which we won’t forget in a hurry.
Stay tuned for our extensive review of the Easter Family Fun Package at The Arch London, which includes a sudden unforeseen event which the hotel dealt with promptly!