Coming up 16th January …

This Week on Channel Mum

It’s Pregnancy Week in the Channel Mum Shedquarters! Pop to our homepage or social channels to join the chat …

MONDAY – Welcome to ‘Pregnancy Week’! Whether you’re already pregnant or trying to conceive, we have tons videos to help you on your journey, from real birth stories to unique gender reveals, plus what to pack in your hospital bag. Oh, and have you seen our antidote to Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year? Watch our video ?  of gorgeous babies giggling on our social channels – guaranteed to make you smile! ??

TUESDAY ? We have an exciting new Iceland video going live today! Keep an eye out. Join Welsh mum-of-three (soon to be four!) Kate Bridge on Facebook Live at 11.30am for a chat about all things pregnancy. She’ll also be launching a special baby bump competition on Facebook.

WEDNESDAY   ? We have a new MUM SOS video going LIVE at 2pm – it’s all about pregnancy signs and symptoms.

THURSDAY – Join SJ and baby Evelina on Facebook LIVE at 11.30am rounding up the week’s hottest parenting news and stories – come and have a little gossip! Plus mum of one Jules Furness will be doing a special takeover on our Instagram feed.

FRIDAY  It’s ‘Pregnancy Day’ on Instagram – tag your beautiful bump photos with the hashtag #CMBumpPhotos and we’ll be looking out for some to re-post, plus we’ll be highlighting a Vlog Of The Week – have any made you laugh or cry recently? Let us know.


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Vlog Of The Week: Pregnancy Confessions + 5 Must Haves

Every week we highlight a vlog that we think is top notch. There’s such an amazing quantity of vlogs about parenting, motherhood and pregnancy that each week we’re hard pressed to pick which one we want to highlight. It might be a vlog that has made us giggle, has taught us something or simply made us feel understood for the first time in ages.

This week’s Vlog Of The Week goes to Samantha Maria for her incredibly frank approach to her pregnancy where she confesses to some of the things which she has been feeling or going through, including prenatal depression which is not something we often hear about. In fact she reveals that 1 in 10 pregnant women go through feelings of depression during their pregnancy.

As well as prenatal depression Samantha Maria opens up about other things about pregnancy which we’re sure all expectant mums can relate to; from losing your identity, to feeling like you can’t say if you’re not enjoying pregnancy, to the aches and pains that pregnancy brings with it, there’s a lot that we sympathised with!



We know this video will speak to so many women and the fact she is opening up the conversation about how pregnancy has made her feel, can only help others in a similar situation.

We’d love to hear your suggestions for our next Vlog of The Week, simply send us a tweet @ChannelMum using #CMVlogoftheWeek with your suggestions!

Find out more about our Vlog Of The Week series here. 

And don’t forget to check out our previous Vlogs Of The Week here:

Vlog Of The Week