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Shout out to birth partners

My posts on Instagram are very much focused on the Mum and what to expect during labour, how to prepare for labour in the best possible way and also a bit about what comes after baby is born. Most of the couples I meet, the partners are so enthusiastic about hypnobirthing and wanting the best possible experience for the Mum and being able to support her. How life has changed. Back in the day the partners weren’t even allowed in the room and that’s not that long ago!! Imagine!! Now they are instrumental and play a vital part in the birth process. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

⠀⠀⠀⠀ But what about after the baby is born? Yes the Mum is recovering from the whole birth experience and adapting to this wonderful new life but so is Mum/Dad. .

Marcus and I met believe it or not on a ski holiday in St Anton and here we are as a family of four, 9 years later. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💑 Date nights are important. We never get to do them anymore. We do however have a trip to Liverpool planned in Oct while my parents babysit. While it’s going to be hard to leave the kids, I know it’s a good thing to do. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 Family time is important. He is such a family man. He loves his family and would do anything for them. I come from a big family (my Nana gave birth 14 times) so that was always important to me. Weekends are usually spent with the kids running around a national trust, swimming or causing a riot at a soft play. He has embraced fatherhood like a pro. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👩🏼👱🏻‍♂️Alone time is important. He gives me this as much as he can. He looks out for me but I also do this in return whether it’s drinks with his mates on a weekend or with his work crew on a week night.

All of these things make us stronger as a couple and as parents you are pushed to your limits. Together we are stronger. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So here’s to all you Mums and Dads out there supporting us through pregnancy, birth and beyond 😘

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