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My Stilettos to strollers by Lux Mumma

Every month we talk to a glam mummy that you might recognise, about her journey from girl-about-town to stylish mummy. This month I sat down with Kerstin, who runs the blog the LUX MUMMA. Her platform is open and non-judgmental where you can expect to find honest reviews and recommendations on premium family products and brands, the occasional fabulous fashion find, interviews with inspirational mums and dads from around the globe and plenty of family friendly luxury travel along the way. You can check it out here - LuxMumma.com

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Kerstin with daughter Ava

What would be your one tip to a pregnant first time mum? 

This might seem like a cliché, but I do believe that knowledge is power. So my tip would be to download all the relevant pregnancy apps, buy those first-time parent books and speak to other mums about their experiences. Whilst there will still be surprises along the way, the more you know, the better you can prepare yourself for the journey ahead.

How did you prepare for your baby’s birth? Is there anything you would do differently? 

As with most other parents, I did prepare a birth plan, and also discuss the possible birth scenarios with my consultant. I was lucky that it did go to plan, however this is not always the case so be prepared to be flexible when it comes to your expectations. Looking back, the only thing I would change is practising hypnobirthing techniques, as I have received such positive feedback from other mums who practised hypnobirthing

What is your must have hospital bag item? 

A comfy robe and fluffy slippers!

Describe your birth experience in five words. 

Positive, Calm, Empowering, Incredible and Life-changing.

Those early days of motherhood can be quite lonely, what did you do for emotional, physical and practical support? 

I was fortunate that my hospital provided great aftercare, and my mum came over from Australia and stayed with us for a month to lend her support which made a world of difference especially in those first months