There were a number of things I thought I was going to achieve during my months at home. As it happens, the reality was rather different.
'Phantom pregnancy kicks’ are encountered by many mums months - or even years - after their pregnancy is over.
Stretch marks seem to be a rite of passage for many women who go through a pregnancy. The angry looking tiger stripes can appear on bellies, boobs, thighs, and just about any bit of skin that finds itself stretching to accommodate your growing body while you're busy growing another human.
Yep, she farted.
If you've looked at your post-baby body and wondered how your partner could find it attractive, you're not alone. Stretch marks, saggy skin, fat deposits, and all manner of lumps and bumps have made many mum's bodies unrecognisable when compared to the bodies of their youth.
'This idea of 'you asked for this, you wanted to take it on, how dare you speak about not coping with it all'.'
There is no need to comment on a women's post-baby body. Did we all get that?
Suddenly, I was overcome by an all-consuming guilt, the kind that stuck in my throat and made it hard to breathe.
The controversial new TV show Yummy Mummies reignites a familiar war.
It's the kitchen appliance that's claimed to be "life changing".
My muffin top is screaming at me to go to the gym, and I want to listen. My mother's guilt, however, nearly stops me every time.
Freelee the Banana Girl seemed so excited to tell her YouTube following how she lost her monthly period.
Mum Guilt - that sinking feeling that there is not enough time to do everything and do it well, but if you don't you're a miserable excuse for a maternal figure - is a real thing.