Pregnancy

Hello Daddy

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Family, Children
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‘I’m pregnant‘ was the last thing I expected my wife to tell me that day or any other day for that matter. We’d had a few discussions about children with the predictable response of ‘let’s talk about it in six months’ so it was a total surprise. We found out about four weeks into the ...

Miscarriage – the need for emotional support

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting
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By Andrea May Recently a very close family member of mine lost her first baby and it was totally devastating to her and her husband. With three normal pregnancies of my own I’d never truly considered how tragic such a loss could be or how fortunate I have been to not experience this. After hearing ...

Making maternity leave work for your career and the business

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Work life balance, Parenting, New mum, Flexible working, Family Friendly Companies, Children, Career
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Talking Talent is the leading provider of coaching for working parents in the UK and is at the forefront of developing the female talent pipeline. Over the past ten years, they have developed a market-leading coaching programme for women who are just about to leave for or return from maternity leave, as well as their managers, wit...

Wellbeing throughout pregnancy

by ParentalChoice
in New mum, Family, Children
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Many pregnant women ask what will help them have the healthiest pregnancy possible? How can they achieve the best possible physical and emotional health and wellbeing? How can they best prepare their body for labour? Based in Canary Wharf, City Antenatal brings together the expertise of a wide range of renowned antenatal and postnat...

Post partum surprises…

by ParentalChoice
in New mum
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So you’ve had a baby and you have that lovely new Mum glow about you (ok, actually you look exhausted) and you’re falling in love with your little one but then you realise that things are happening to your body that you didn’t expect. You might get some of these or all of these, the ...

The birds and the bees….

by ParentalChoice
in Children
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A couple of weeks ago my colleague posted a status on our corporate Facebook page asking people when they thought children should be told about the birds and the bees. I had a little chortle to myself completely unaware that my six year old daughter was about to hit me with a series of questions ...