As a new mum, the opportunities to wind down and relax are few and far between... but a local midwife has shared her favourite ways to do just that.
May Bourne has been a midwife for eight years and founded Positive Birth Jersey, which offers both antenatal and postnatal, as well as hypnobirthing classes for parents in 2018.
She recently became a mum to her first baby, Flora, who is now eight months old.
While she has her hands full, May has shared how she likes to unwind...
...a long hot bath with some lovely bath products.
It's always been my go-to way to relax and, if I could, I'd have two or three baths a day - I love them so much!
...home-cooked hearty food, particularly in the winter.
My favourite is a really good Sunday roast (my mum's is the best!). If it's the weekend, we'll indulge in a takeaway and our go-to is usually Thai or Indian.
...a strong cup of tea or glass of wine if I'm unwinding in the evening.
It sounds strange, but I love listening to true crime podcasts. My favorites are 'Cold Case Files' and 'The Missing.'
...actually, I don't!
I don't have much time to really read anymore - I'm so occupied by my eight-month-old baby that by the time I'm ready for bed, I just want to go straight to sleep!
I have made a pledge to continue through the winter this year. I try and go at least once a week, usually at the weekends - my favourite spot is Archirondel because of the opportunity for a bacon sandwich and cup of tea after!
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