Fancy getting some extra traffic for your website or blog or just some recognition for yourself as a mother (or father)?
I'm putting together some more pregnancy and breastfeeding stories for my website, BreastFeedingMums, and would love to include some from visitors to this site!
I've already had quite a few breastfeeding stories sent to me over the past year or so and as I've written before, I am diversifying the site to include more pregnancy information.
I know that when I was pregnant I loved reading other mums'pregnancy stories and spent an absolute fortune on pregnancy magazines. I delighted in finding stories from women at the same stage of pregnancy as I was and reading about how they coped with morning sickness, heartburn and even labour itself!
Then, when my baby was born and breastfeeding became an issue, it was great to read about how other mums coped with the endless sleepless nights or to get some positioning tips or ideas for treatments during bouts of mastitis!
So, if you'd like to see your own story featured on BreastFeedingMums then please email it to me. Don't forget to include your name (let me know if you want to remain anonymous!) and your website url so I can include a link!
For pregnancy stories, include details such as:
how soon you realised you were pregnant; whether your pregnancy was planned; how you felt when you found out; symptoms you had and how soon; your feelings on seeing your baby on a scan and feeling it kick; any pregnancy problems you suffered; family and medical support you received; your birth choices; the big day.
For breastfeeding stories include information such as: why you breastfed; how you got on; problems you had; what support you got or would have liked; whether you enjoyed breastfeeding; if you are currently breastfeeding, how long you think you'll continue; if you've finished breastfeeding, how long you breastfed.
I look forward to receiving all your wonderful stories and please know that they are all very much appreciated and will undoubtedly help many other pregnant and breastfeeding mums.