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ASIYA'S BIRTH STORY | LABOUR + BIRTH PART 2

If you haven't read Part One of Asiya's birth story (or just want a refresh, cause ya know, it's been 6 months since I wrote it, oops!) read it here.  Friday 23rd February 2018After one of the most agonising car rides i've been on, we finalllyyyy arrived to the hospital. I jumped out of the car faster than I ever have and we walked inside. I remember seeing a couple of families with young children inside and my first thought was "keep it cool Naeema, you don't want to scare these girls and give them negative views of labour" lol! So I...

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ASIYA'S BIRTH STORY | LABOUR + BIRTH PART 1

Asiya Asiya's birth story Baby Birth Labour Pregnancy

I want to start this off by saying that we didn't have the birth I envisioned in my head but throughout my pregnancy I dedicated a lot of time to coming to terms with the fact that we may not have the birth of my dreams. Not because I didn't think we would, but because I knew I needed to be prepared for any and every outcome. I am so glad I did that, I know I wouldn't be so happy about the way everything turned out if I was set on having the perfect, calm, homebirth and would most likely...

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FREE PRINTABLE EID WRAPPING PAPER

Eid Free freebies Ramadan Wrapping paper

After all of you loved the wrapping paper I put up on Instagram stories (which sadly I only had one roll of each as they were just prototypes :( InshAllah next Eid I'll be more organised for you all!) I have created this printable wrapping paper for you to use. I know it's a little late, like Eid could be tomorrow late, but I'm hoping many of you are last minute like me and are yet to wrap your presents. You have three colour options to choose from, pink, tan or sage green.  All you need is the printable file...

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6 SIMPLE TIPS TO MAKE THIS YOUR BEST RAMADAN YET

Ramadan

6 SIMPLE TIPS TO MAKE THIS YOUR BEST RAMADAN YET

Are you a last minute person like me and feeling totally unprepared for Ramadan? (which some of us are starting tomorrow btw!) Don't stress, it's not too late to implement these 6 simple tips that will help you to have your best Ramadan yet, inshAllah!  1. TREAT THIS RAMADAN LIKE IT'S YOUR LAST Because we never know which Ramadan will actually be our last. Having this mindset while entering this blessed month will help you to really focus as you'll be prepared to put your all into it. To fast like you never have before, to pray more than you ever...

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ASIYA'S BIRTH STORY | PREGNANCY CARE + HOMEBIRTH PLAN

Asiya's birth story Birth Homebirth Pregnancy

I feel like every time I sit down to write a blog post, my mind is always like "where do I start?" So while a lot of you have messaged asking how the birth went and although I do want to get straight into it, I think it's important that I first talk about the care we chose during our pregnancy and the kind of birth we wanted.  Before we fell pregnant, actually, before I even got married, I knew I wanted to have a homebirth. It was a mix of not feeling comfortable in a hospital combined with the...

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