Interviews

Interviews with inspirational mothers


Interview with Anna Tizard from Tiba & Marl

Interview with the Lovely Anna Tizard who is a co-founder of TIBA & MARL – who make THE COOLEST Baby Change Bags around! What was your favourite part of being pregnant? I loved the excitement of knowing I was going to have my very own baby!! I loved my tummy growing, and weirdly I also loved the (superficial i know!) challenge of trying to still wear nice clothes, and try to style out the bump (I worked in a fashion office – I wouldn’t just wear leggings!!) What was the worst bit about being pregnant? I’m pretty sure 99% of […]

Hollie de Cruz – The Calm Birth School

When I found out I was pregnant back in 2010, I was absolutely terrified at the idea of giving birth. In fact, my approach to childbirth education was to watch “horrific birth videos” on YouTube to see what type of thing I could “survive. Really. My husband and I were then talking to some mutual friends who’d just had their second baby, and I asked the dreaded question…”so how was the birth?”. My friend’s answer was far from any other response I’d heard (mostly how much poo was involved or how bad the tear was) – in fact, she described […]

Interview with Carol Smillie

What was your favourite part of being pregnant? Watching the changes in my body in amazement! I also loved the little kicks towards the end, making it feel so much more real! What was the worst part about being pregnant? Varicoise veins! and I didn’t like random strangers touching my bump…:( Did you have any strange cravings or aversions? No,not really, I did start doing the whole ‘nesting’ thing towards the end, cleaning out cupboards etc Did you find out the sex of your baby before the birth? If so, why? By number three, yes, I did want to know, […]

Interview with Milli Hill- Founder of The Positive Birth Movement

Milli Hill is the founder of The Positive Birth Movement and a freelance writer.  Her weekly column for BestDaily.co.uk covers birth, breastfeeding and early parenting, and she also writes for The Telegraph, the Huffington Post, and her own blog, The Mule. She has just finished editing Water Birth: Stories to Inspire and Inform to be published by Lonely Scribe later this year, and has contributed a chapter to The Roar Behind the Silence: Why Kindness, Compassion and Respect Matter in Maternity Care, to be published by Pinter and Martin in October 2014.  She lives in Somerset with her partner and three small children.   […]

Interview with Alex Gorton- co founder of WearandWhere.co.uk

Co-founder (with friend and ex-colleague Natasha Poliszczuk, Deputy Editor of Glamour) of Wear & Where (www.wearandwhere.co.uk), freelance journalist Alex lives in London with her husband Will and three boys, Freddie (nearly 4), Sam, (nearly 2) and Isaac, 4 months. Unable to find a website containing everything they wanted to read (from fashion and interiors to travel, food, health tips, recipes and in-depth features on motherhood, relationships and life), they decided to create their own – and Wear & Where was born. Read it – it’s fab! What was your favourite part of being pregnant? I loved the special connection that […]

Interview with Olivia Siegl from the Baby Bible

What was your favourite part of being pregnant? I loved being pregnant the first time around.  My favourite part was feeling the little one kick and the overwhelming sense of calm I felt throughout.  Fast forward 16 months, I’m 23 weeks pregnant with our second and things couldn’t be more different.  I’m knackered, huge and have given up waiting for the damn pregnancy bloom to reach me!  Therefore, I’ve resigned myself to the fact that this is just the way it is this time, invested in a good fake tan (a bit of colour always makes you feel better and hides a […]

Interview with Natasha Poliszczuk- co founder of WearandWhere.co.uk

Natasha Poliszczuk, Assistant Editor of Glamour and co-founder of Wear & Where. When Natasha and friend and fellow journalist Alex Gorton were unable to find a website containing everything they wanted to read (from fashion and interiors to travel, food, health tips, recipes and in-depth features on motherhood, relationships and life), they decided to create their own – and Wear & Where was born. Read it – it’s fab! What was your favourite part of being pregnant? Feeling the baby wriggle around. There is something truly magical about knowing you are growing a little person – and feeling them move is […]

Expert Chat with Mother & Baby Magazine

Missed our Wednesday Lunch Club with obstetrician and gynaecologist Roger Marwood? Don’t worry, you can read all of the expert advice he shared here Every week at Mother& Baby we bring you the Wednesday Lunch Club – a chance to get brilliant advice for your pregnancy and parenting questions from a top expert.   This week, obstetrician and gynaecologist Roger Marwood was on board to answer questions. Roger’s a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. He has 40 years of experience working in a busy NHS hospital and has personally supervised around 20,000 pregnancies and countless deliveries. He’s […]

All about Doulas

Last week we held a Q and A session with Rebecca Schiller a Doula UK recognised birth doula and co-chair of Birthrights.  We invited our followers to post their questions about Doulas and Rebecca answered them live over twitter. Here we have posted all the questions and answers together which is easier than trying to follow a very long twitter feed. If you have any more questions on the subject, please do get in touch with either us or Rebecca Schiller. I have fast deliveries and home births. Is it worth me hiring a doula so I’m not alone before the MW arrives? […]

An Interview with Clemmie Hooper from the Gas and Air Blog

An Interview with Clemmie Hooper from the Gas and Air Blog   What was your favourite part of being pregnant? Watching my body change shape was incredible. Despite seeing and feeling hundreds of women’s bumps, my own bump was amazing especially when the baby moved. Oh and my hair and skin has never looked so great. My hair was thicker and so shiny and skin spot free for the first time in my life.  What was the worst bit about being pregnant? I suffered with terrible back ache, from about 28 weeks. It was like a hot burning on the […]