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The Bump to Baby Chapter

Winner of 🌟The Best Pregnancy Support Service in Gloucestershire 2017🌟, The Bump to Baby Chapter has something for everyone. 🌟For expectant couple wanting to know all you need to know about labour, baby and those early days we have midwife led antenatal courses. 🌟For a second or third time mother wanting to birth without fear after a negative birth experience. There’s hypnobirthing one day classes for the busy Mum. 🌟Free blogs with tips on birth and baby for all 🌟Buggy walks in Cheltenham for new mothers to bring the sisterhood in motherhood. So whatever stage of pregnancy and whatever number baby have a look at the page, website and get involved 🌟
The Bump to Baby Chapter
The Bump to Baby Chapter
"Sticks and Stones may break my bones but words can also hurt me. Sticks and stones break only skin, while words are ghosts that haunt me."

Definition: Pregnancy Labels

1. When you are pregnant your body becomes public property to be examined, scrutinised and judged.

2. Usually by someone with no medical knowledge or back ground at all.

3. Your pregnancy labels define who you are and what type of birth you are going to have.

Sound familiar? I wonder how many pregnant mothers out there have had a label thrown at them in pregnancy?
I have. I have actually had it quite a few times this pregnancy.

My big one (excuse the pun) for me in pregnancy is the ones that involve body image. Here are some little gems I've had said to me....

"Labour nose" - I won't go into labour yet as I don't have "labour nose" so my nose isn't swollen enough. Apparently in my previous 3 pregnancies my nose looked massive a few days before I go into labour.

After being told I looked big, it was followed by... "But you looked pregnant before you were pregnant." ... Cheers!

"You can't eat cake. I wouldn't be eating cake if I had Gestational Diabetes"... I hadn't even eaten the cake (yet!)

What are your #PregnancyLabels that you have had thrown at you either in your current pregnancy or past pregnancy? It could be size, age, high risk, low risk, cesarean, overdue. I'd love to hear your stories and see your bump pics.

Let's start spreading some #BumpPositivity maybe to remind people that words are powerful and to use them wisely. We should be using our words to encourage pregnant mothers and making them feel beautiful so that these pregnancy moments can be treasured. Remember to tag @thebumptobabychapter in your photos.

#BackOffTheBump

https://www.thebumptobabychapter.co.uk/pregnancy-labels-labour-nose/
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