Second time round, pregnancy is a different ball game

A bit like Batman watching Gotham city, I spent much of September observing the movements of boats and planes around Cork Harbour. Batman might be nocturnal, but if they’d given the job to Catwoman she’d have worked it around pregnancy and new motherhood no problem - being awake night and day is part of the deal. [...]

Pregnant Pauses: Massage

If, like me, you’re a fan of massage in general then you’ll find the first trimester of pregnancy frustrating, because as mentioned above, most spas will refuse to treat you while you’re at this delicate stage. You also need to find a specially trained therapist. If you’re used to a regular pummelling you’ll miss it in [...]

Pregnant Pauses: Get those feet up

Pregnant Pauses is a new, short, series on the blog. I've been trying to take the advice of people who call the first pregnancy 'the princess pregnancy', and get in as much pampering as possible! So if you're pregnant, have a friend or wife or colleague who is, and would like to treat them - here are [...]