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Reasons You Might Want to Find Out the Gender of Your Baby

Finding out the gender of your baby in advance seems to have become quite a divisive topic in recent years. Some people have strong feelings about whether it is right to find out the sex of a baby in advance, and some just feel it’s nicer to keep it a surprise. Having the option to be informed whether the baby is a boy or a girl at your 20 week scan is actually a relatively recent occurrence, with women from my mum’s generation not being given the choice. As with... Read More

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Top Tips to Relieve Pregnancy Boredom

What could be more exciting than the first few months of pregnancy? You’ve just been told you’re going to be a mum; you’re constantly receiving compliments about your gorgeous ‘glow’ – not to mention your luscious locks; and yes, you can indulge in that tub of ice cream without feeling (too) guilty.  Pregnancy is a pretty rosy picture, don’t you think? Hmm…the jury’s still out. Indeed, when you hit month six or seven, the journey towards motherhood is a different story. You have to pee umpteen times, you struggle to... Read More


Your Week By Week Pregnancy Guide

Congratulations – you’re pregnant! If you’ve ever wondered what on earth baby gets up to in there, join us to discover your week by week pregnancy guide. First trimester After the magic of conception, baby is a teeny tiny embryo – two layers of cells that will multiple and multiple, eventually forming the body parts and organs of your little one. During the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, your babe will grow from a fertilized egg to a 3-inch human, with a strong beating heart, growing intestines, and developing nose,... Read More

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Breastfeeding – Managing Expectations

Breastfeeding. Damned if you do. Damned if you don’t. Or is that just what we are lead to believe as a first time mum? It can be really hard listening to conflicting advice from midwives, health visitors, and even friends and family. You hear stories from people you know who cried in agony attempting to breastfeed their little ones, while others tell you of their blissful breastfeeding journey. Midwives will tell you how important it is right after giving birth while health visitors will encourage you to breastfeed your baby... Read More

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10 Facts About Breastfeeding…

Here at The Essential One, we believe in selling just the essential clothes that you will need for your baby.  The same goes for our maternity range, we make comfortable, soft, stretchy clothes that will last you from when you find out you are pregnant until the first few months after you give birth. With that in mind most of our maternity clothes are fully accessible for nursing Mummy’s if you decide to breastfeed your baby.  We believe that every woman has a right to choose how you wish to... Read More