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    Parenting

    20 Things to do to prepare for your Newborn

    It’s so exciting when you find out you are pregnant for the first time! Exciting…..and a little bewildering, as you start to think about how your life will change when this new little one arrives. As the big day gets closer and you start to think what preparations you need to make, here is our list of the top 20 things you should do to get ready for that momentous day!  

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    Guest Blog ~ All about C-Sections

    Today, we are handing our blog over to Debbie from Misfit Mama’s… Hi there! And welcome to today’s blog post all about the “C” word… I personally avoided reading anything about Caesarean sections when pregnant with my first child 6 years ago, as I was convinced I would have a natural birth! (lucky for me that I did) but if I hadn’t, I’d have been clueless as to what was involved. (Perhaps that was my plan!) Importantly this information is really useful for your recovery, which is where I’m coming from here today…

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    Parenting

    From Bump to Birth to Baby Show

    We meet many new mums and mums-to-be during the course of our work, and we quite often have very similar conversations with our clients about what’s available in our local area for them and their new baby. Whether it’s questions about pregnancy fitness classes, where they can find someone who can teach them baby massage, or even simply a place they can go that is baby-friendly to just get out of the house for a short time and grab a coffee.

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    Maternity

    Maternity photoshoot

    Meet the winner of our recent maternity photoshoot competition! This is Karen, she was the lucky mum-to-be who won a maternity memory session with us, together with one of our signature ‘Baby I Love You’ frames for her favourite image from her session. Run in conjunction with One to One Midwives, West Cheshire, her shoot took place in July at their Pregnancy Advice Centre in Ellesmere Port.

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    Newborn

    Choosing your newborn photographer

    If you are thinking of professional newborn photography for the little bundle you are excitedly awaiting, then this blog post is written especially for you! There are many things to consider when you are looking for your newborn photographer, and these are the questions you should be researching or asking directly of your photographer before you even book, so you can be sure you choose the right photographer for you and your new baby…

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    Maternity

    Maternity Photoshoot Competition

    We are very excited to announce a brand new collaboration with our local One to One Midwives at their Pregnancy Advice Centre in Ellesmere Port. Very soon, you will be able to see our beautiful newborn artwork going up on the advice centre’s walls. To celebrate this partnership, One to One Midwives and Amberlight Images together, are also launching an exciting competition, to win a Maternity Memory Session, and a one of our signature Amberlight ‘Baby, I Love You’ frames!

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    Maternity

    One to One Midwives

    What if you could choose to have just one midwife to support you through your pregnancy journey? Would you? You’d see the same person at every ante-natal appointment with the option to have those appointments scheduled during the evening or weekends; choose for them to be at a dedicated pregnancy advice centre or even in the comfort of your own home rather than the GP’s surgery or a clinic? Sounds idyllic doesn’t it? And expensive? This was our expectation when we met with Laura and Melanie from One to One recently! But as it turns out, this is just a…

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    Maternity

    Guest Blog ~ Daisy Foundation Wirral

    Here’s a question for you: think back to the most recent representations you have seen on TV of childbirth. Were they positive, empowering experiences for the women involved? I’m guessing that’s probably a resounding no!! I can think of a few I’ve seen lately – both fictional dramas and documentaries – and the universal image seems to be a screaming woman laid on her back in a bed. So that’s how you give birth….right? Erm…..no not really.

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    Maternity

    Springtime Woodland Maternity Session

    With so many lovely little newborn babies to photograph, it’s less often that we have the opportunity to get out with our cameras, so with the recent sunshine coaxing us outside, we arranged to meet up with beautiful Luisa at a local Wirral woodland for a maternity photoshoot. Typically, the day we had chosen for the shoot was a wet and miserable morning with no hint of the recent sunshine that had inspired the shoot. But Luisa was happy to brave the British elements, and the stunning ancient woodland provided a natural shelter filtering the worst of the raindrops away.…