Being a blogger can open the doors to some exciting opportunities , it can also be bloody hard work, be it keeping up with social media, technology and simply finding the time and inspiration to write, but the rewards are worth it once you’ve found your feet and proved your self in an evolving and popular technological world.
The whole blogging community is both influential and supportive. I’ve discovered some truly inspirational people and now I’ve built up a lovely network of readers, I’ve decided it’s time to use Mum in a Nutshell to help a spread the word about a charity which I had never heard of until I stepped into the blogsphere called Mama Academy.
MAMA Academy is positive about pregnancy and committed to raising awareness of what can be done to help save babies’ lives. By empowering expectant mums with pregnancy information, we can help them feel in control of their pregnancy and confident in reporting any problematic symptoms to their maternity team without delay. We are also passionate about supporting midwives in their practice by keeping them up to date with current research and guidelines to aid consistent maternity care. We work closely with The Royal College of Midwives to ensure we provide accurate educational information and best practice guidance to enable midwives to offer the highest standard of care for all women.
As a mum to 3, my youngest being 10 months, all my babies have grown and thrived through the early weeks and months of babyhood. That’s not to say I’ve never worried, far from it if I’m honest. I’ve read and heard stories of those who haven’t been so fortunate which has influenced my attachment parenting style. Knowing that around a 100 babies a week are still born or die shortly after birth is heartbreaking. I’ve experienced 3 pregnancies, 3 labours and 3 healthy babies and have been lucky enough to have been under the care of supportive midwives who I could share any concerns with. My first labour was pretty awful, there were moments when I could see things weren’t looking too promising and just experiencing that scary feeling isn’t something you’ll ever forget. But it all came good in the end , my healthy 14 year old is testamount to that and I will always be grateful for what I have.
As a Mama Academy Blogger I’ll be helping spread the word in what ever way I can, from sharing advice in a blog post or using #PositiveAboutPregnancy #TeamMAMA or #MAMAKnowsBest on my social media. If you do happen to notice these hash tags and have a couple of spare minutes, use it as a reminder to pop over to www.MamaAcademy.org.uk to see what’s the latest news, even if you’re past baby bearing phase, you can pass on the tips to those who are.