Honestly Pregnancy Video Blog by Kathryn Stimpson

Kathryn and I have been chatting about the woes, hurdles and emotions of expecting baby no.2 for many months now (we are due within a month of each other). So I was really pleased when she agreed to allow The Parent and Baby Show to feature her pregnancy video blog episodes highlighting the ups and downs of pregnancy with a toddler!

Over to you Kathryn…

One of the biggest lessons I have experienced since becoming a mother is that most mums are either really hard on themselves, or feel like they have to be super mum, when in fact a lot of the time they feel totally the opposite.Pregnancy video blog

I can definitely vouch for this. After our first son Oliver was born, I felt the need to pretend I was “fine” because if I didn’t others would see I wasn’t fit to be a mother and I would also be the abnormal one who was not coping.

The further I got into my motherhood journey, I realised that so many other mums were doing the same. The trouble with this is most mums are pretending they are okay when they are not (like I did) which means the struggles of motherhood become a taboo subject which can make you feel isolated and alienated. From this point onwards, I promised myself I would be honest about how I was feeling not just for me but to also inspire other mums to know it’s okay not to always be okay.

As soon as we found out we were pregnant with baby No 2, I decided to record a honest video diary of motherhood and pregnancy called “Honestly Pregnancy” with the aim of reaching out to other mums who have days which feel impossible and overwhelming.

Here is Episode 1 of ‘Honestly Parenting’ Pregnancy Video Blog: How to cope with morning sickness and a toddler. Dealing with morning sickness with your first pregnancy is hard enough, facing it with an energetic toddler reaches a whole new level of struggle.

If this episode resonates with you, I would love for you to post your comments under this blog, or feel free to share it with a loved one who is going through the same.

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About the author: Kathryn Stimpson lives in Norfolk, East Anglia with her husband Jonno and son Oliver. She is The Mumpreneurs Sleep Consultant, helping mums in business (and their children) to sleep through the night so they can be happier and healthier. To find out more about Kathryn, take a look at her website or reach out on Facebook!