Author Bio : Heidi Hayes is the CEO of Donor Egg Bank USA. She has more than 20 years of healthcare experience and has worked extensively in the field of reproductive endocrinology. Having been unsuccessful at traditional IUI and IVF treatments, Heidi personally understands the struggles of infertility. After many years of trying to conceive, she ultimately built her family through adoption and donor egg treatment. She always believed that if…

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Everyone tells you about what to expect during pregnancy, but not many people tell you about what to expect afterwards. What can you expect to happen to your body and mind after pregnancy?     You will quite likely bleed for weeks after, sometimes months. Don’t get too happy when the bleeding finally stops, your first post pregnancy period won’t be far behind and it might be SUPER heavy. Heavy…

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Every person and every baby is different so this list of ‘essentials’ won’t necessarily be right for everyone but these are some of the less obvious things that we have found to be essentials, some pre-pregnancy and some that we do not go a day without using now that Aria is here. This one really is quite an obvious one. I am not convinced that all these lotions & potions…

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On Thursday 26 February 2015 I gave birth to my beautiful daughter Aria Sylvie, she was five days overdue and a tiny 5lbs 11.5oz. I had imagined several different scenarios of what may happen when I went into labour, an unplanned homebirth wasn’t one of those. I went for a sweep on the Wednesday afternoon and was told that I was only 1cm dilated and my cervix wasn’t very favourable.…

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Today I am 33 weeks + 2 days pregnant and have 47 days to go. Both myself and baby really appreciated the Christmas break, I had the most ridiculous lie-ins ever (I’m talking 11:30 – 12!) and didn’t feel guilty about it at all because I’m pregnant and deserve the rest! I also wasn’t sick once during the break, but was sick on my first (and only day during week 32)…

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