Let the journey begin

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...
Baby brain, three years on

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...
Pregnancy myths debunked

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...
Taming my wildings

Taming my wildings

The moment when you realise you’re the parent of wildlings is like tripping over and landing in a steaming pile of sh!t. It takes you by surprise, feels a little hot and gross, and leaves you embarrassed and wishing you crawl into a hole. That’s what it felt like for...
Embracing Motherhood

Embracing Motherhood

There are so many wonderful talented mums out there who can multi-skill the shit out of life and even give Martha Stewart a run for her money. There are helicopter mums, tiger mums, parachute mums, and even mums who plan out their child’s lives with great precision....
9 months book launch

9 months book launch

9 Months: The Essential Australian Guide to Pregnancy is the latest pregnancy book to be released in Australia. Written by Dr David Addenbrooke and Ruby Matley, this amazing resource covers everything you need to know from pregnancy right through to birth. As you all...