Lifestyle

Hello!

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Hi! I am Jenni, also known as mind_full_mum (aren’t we all?!) Welcome to my little piece of the internet, where I’ll be writing about the most important things in my life: my children and my business. Maybe myself and then my husband as close third and fourth things too. I was lucky to discover mindfulness […]

Pregnancy

8 Reasons to Love Your Birth Ball

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Birth balls are used in every MummyNatal class. MummyNatal teachers are specifically trained and insured for using them in antenatal education. But quite often clients enquiring about my antenatal classes haven’t used or heard of a birth ball. Some clients have them from previous exercise routines and haven’t realised with guidance they can be safely used […]

Babies

Birth Story

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I thought it would be appropriate to share my son’s home birth story as my first proper blog post on this site. Spoilers – it wasn’t planned as a home birth, but that’s how it ended up! Pregnancy The early stages of pregnancy were stressful, as at around 9/10 weeks I started bleeding and that […]

Babies

Informed Choices

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It’s very easy for me to simply say: when you are in labour relax, try to breathe, your body knows what to do. Yes, I have been there in your shoes, with aching feet and ankles, possible a size bigger than they were pre-pregnancy. I have experienced pregnancy, been through labour twice and can say […]

Pregnancy

The Waiting Game

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Waiting to have my first baby I felt overwhelmed my so many different emotions, whereas my second pregnancy seemed to flash by in a blur of scans and appointments. It’s funny how sometimes people experience their time waiting; it can be blink-of-an-eye fast, or an endless 9 months – or 10 months. Yes pregnancy can […]

Babies

The Importance of Birth Preparation

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Preparation for Birth You might be wondering, why do I need birth preparation classes to tell me how to do something that is a natural process? Won’t my body know what to do? Will the midwives or doctors just tell me what is happening and what I should do?  A doctor or midwife can tell […]

Babies

The Finer Details

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Where to begin with planning the details for your birth experience? You have SO many options surrounding your birth experience. And please remember, it is an experience, one you will likely remember for the rest of your life. It isn’t merely just a medical process to jump over or cope with, and then magically you […]

Babies

New Baby, New Life

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The new changes in my life have all stemmed from a huge alteration I experienced not so long ago; pregnancy. I found being pregnant very exciting. Worrying sometimes, tiring a lot, but mostly exciting. I don’t know about you, but I felt quite special the first time. (The second time around I just felt quite […]