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    Two Complicated Births & Two Beautiful Boys: Courtney Purdom

    Being the first among most of my friends to get pregnant, and without a sister who’s had children, having my sister-in-law Courtney (Mum of two boys!) to totally harass during my pregnancy has been amazing. Between texting when she started to feel her baby move, to asking about scars from her stitches (over dinner, with our husbands wide-eyed beside us), I’ve felt so lucky to be able to ask the tough questions. As Courtney didn’t have the easiest labour with her first baby, and then had a small complication with her second, her experience has also encouraged me to work on my own birth-plan early on. I’m so excited for Courtney to…

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    Christina Dellar: 39 weeks with Baby #2 and Hyperemesis Gravidarum

    Mamas to be, the incredible Christina Dellar will soon be a mother of two who has battled severe Hyperemesis Gravidarum throughout both her pregnancies. Her pregnancy stories are inspiring, and her first birth story helped me realise just how little control we have over our births – you really do have to just trust and ‘go with’ your body. As this article was published, literally within two minutes, Christina gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. Christina is a beautiful person inside and out already, but I know that post-baby, she’s not only going to continue sharing her parenting journey, but also the journey to get back in shape after babies.…