The positive effects of a gentle caesarean

Giving birth via Caesarean section is a contentious issue in today’s society. Statistics issued by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare cite that 35 percent of births in Australia were surgical in 2018. Many health professionals and social commentators are...

Forgetting your ‘mum’ filter

Ever been out in public and done something a little cringe worthy you wished you hadn’t? There are plenty of times I wish I’d saved my indiscretions for behind closed doors. Like the time I dropped the f-bomb at the park in front of my little ones while they fought...

Why I broke up with Instagram

It was a little over six years ago when my relationship with social media changed.  Sitting on the couch, trying to breastfeed my newborn, surrounded by mounds of washing, I decided to take a sneaky Instagram break.  In the search for a new nipple shield I...

The positive effects of a gentle caesarean

Giving birth via Caesarean section is a contentious issue in today’s society. Statistics issued by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare cite that 35 percent of births in Australia were surgical in 2018. Many health professionals and social commentators are...

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Forgetting your ‘mum’ filter

Ever been out in public and done something a little cringe worthy you wished you hadn’t? There are plenty of times I wish I’d saved my indiscretions for behind closed doors. Like the time I dropped the f-bomb at the park in front of my little ones while they fought...

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Why I broke up with Instagram

It was a little over six years ago when my relationship with social media changed.  Sitting on the couch, trying to breastfeed my newborn, surrounded by mounds of washing, I decided to take a sneaky Instagram break.  In the search for a new nipple shield I...

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34 weeks and counting

Today marks the end of my 34th week of pregnancy. I’m having trouble breathing, major cramping in my legs every time I stand, and it feels like the skin on my abdomen is going to rip 😬 On the flip side bubby is enjoying my stretched uterus thanks to his 4 older...

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Phoenix rising

After a massive two years I feel the time has come to finally exhale and return to my first true love (other than my family of course), my writing. So, a big hello to anyone who is reading this. It feels good to be back.  So where have I been exactly? The past 24...

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Hall pass from parenting

You know the scene in Bad Moms when Kristen Bell's character is talking about how she wishes she would get into a minor car accident so she can stay in hospital for a couple of days to get a break from mothering? I feel like that sometimes too. Not a car accident...

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Let the journey begin

Hi ladies, welcome to Embracing Motherhood. The idea behind this blog is to share my journey of motherhood and to also tap into my husband’s medical knowledge on women’s health. My hubby’s name is David Addenbrooke and he is an obstetrician. He has been delivering...

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Baby brain, three years on

I don’t care how many people refute this claim I am here to state that baby brain is an actual condition, and one that I have yet to be relieved of. Before children I was able to maintain a complete thought process and carry out a conversation without forgetting...

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Pregnancy myths debunked

I remember the first-time hubby and I decided to start a family. We had just married and moved interstate, and felt we were ready to start this new chapter of our lives.  I was 25 and had no idea what to expect, so like most women I went out and sourced every...

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