Before You Get Pregnant, It's Worth Knowing This

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Seeing as I’m not with child quite yet, I can’t predict what mum-to-be camp I’ll fall into. The clued-up pregnant Presbyterian type who devours books, articles and podcasts on what to expect throughout the pregnancy, or the laid-back mama who lets nature takes its course and relies on mum friends to diagnose whether what I experience is normal or not.

After asking the aforementioned what they wish they’d known before going through the entire nine months, it appears this isn’t a bad tactic to take. “I think someone should set up an alternative group with a few home truths about babies and labour,” Caroline, mother of three, told me. Until then, here’s what these new mums want you to know, regardless of how far into your baby journey you are.