Considering a Home Birth? Sky News’s Sarah Jane Mee Shares her Plans

Pregnant Sky News Presenter Sarah Jane Mee spoke out in Hello! Magazine this week about her plans for a home birth in light of Covid-19.

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The soon-to-be first time mum had originally intended to give birth at St Thomas’s Hospital in London, but decided to change her plans over concerns that her birth partner, fiancé Ben Richardson, might not be allowed to be by her side during labour.

Sarah Jane Mee, wearing a red Seraphine maternity dress, speaks out about plans for a home birth.

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Sarah Jane told Hello! “I don’t want to be walking into hospital on my own to have this baby, so I am considering a home birth.”

“I had never considered it before but, because of everything that’s going on, it makes me feel more relaxed to think about having the baby at home, rather than Ben not being able to come into the ward until the very final moment. I think my plan A now is a home birth. I have had an uncomplicated pregnancy and I am very healthy, so there’s no reason for me not to have it.”

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Sarah Jane has been working from home since the start of lockdown back in March, and we have loved spotting her rocking Seraphine maternity dresses during her virtual interviews – especially for her special report on Coronavirus advice for pregnancy – see the full interview here.

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Blogger Lily Pebbles Shares her Top Maternity Fashion Picks & Tips

London-based blogger Lily Pebbles is expecting her first baby this spring, and she has been rocking some seriously stylish maternity looks so far.

Here are a few of her favourites…


The Parka

Lily Pebbles wears a Seraphine maternity parka

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Lily dropped into our Kensington store during her second trimester & treated herself to our 3 in 1 Parka. It’s already a firm favourite of hers.

“This coat is a really good investment because it’s going to fit me this winter and then also next winter and even when I’m not pregnant.”



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She discovered early on that its’ worth investing in properly tailored maternity clothes, rather than relying on oversized baggy styles.

“The investment isn’t just in the clothes, it’s an investment in your happiness and in feeling good throughout your pregnancy which is so important.”


The Jeans

Lily Pebbles wears Seraphine black maternity jeans

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The perfect pair of maternity jeans is a great place to start when building up your new maternity wardrobe. Lily tried several styles before settling on a favourite fit.

“Finding the right maternity jeans made all the difference to me.

At the beginning I wore jeans with just a stretchy side panel, I then moved to under the bump and now I’m a fully converted over the bump-er.”


The Knit

Lily Pebbles loves Seraphine maternity & nursing knitwear

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Lily has been a big fan of our maternity jumpers, especially the ones designed to adapt for breastfeeding after baby is born.


We love Lily’s style, and can’t wait to see how she develops her look through her third trimester.

For more maternity tips from Lily, check out her blog post on finding your maternity style and follow her on Instagram @lilypebbles

Hygge for a Happy Pregnancy: Seraphine’s 5 Top Tips

So first off, for anyone who didn’t happen to receive The Little Book of Hygge for Christmas (and for those who did, but haven’t quite gotten around to reading it yet) – what exactly is Hygge?

Well, it’s a rather lovely Danish concept that roughly translates as cosiness. It’s all about finding ways to stop and enjoy life’s little pleasures; things like dinner with friends, early morning cuddles with the kids, or even just taking a moment to yourself with a nice cup of tea.
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Here at Seraphine, we think that pregnancy is the perfect time to enjoy a bit of Hygge – you’re probably doing it already without even realising it! So we thought we’d put together this little list to offer you some helpful Hyggeligt inspiration…


1) Host a Pot Luck Dinner Party

Host a dinner party with friends

One of the best ways to enjoy a Hyggeligt evening is to host a dinner party and invite only your favourite people in the world. You know the ones – your tribe – the people who feel like home without even trying. Don’t worry about catering – simply set the table, and ask everyone to bring a pot luck dish to contribute to the feast. Then sit back, relax, let the evening unfold and the good times flow.


2) A Beautifully Scented Bubble Bath

Relaxing bubble bath for pregnancy

There’s nothing like a relaxing soak in a warm candlelit bubble bath to ease away the stresses of the day. Soft music, gentle flickering light, luxurious scented bubbles – it all adds up to an utterly indulgent way to spend an evening. Afterwards, why not take some time for yourself to apply a rich moisturiser or body butter, taking extra care over the bump, then slip into your cosiest pair of maternity pyjamas to while away the rest of the evening with your love.


3) Find Your Hyggekrog

Pregnant women in black maternity pyjamas sits in a window seat

A Hyggekrog may sound like some kind of cave-dwelling goblin, but all it really means is a cosy corner or nook. It could be an upholstered chez surrounded by bookshelves, a chic window seat where you can watch the world go by or that particular spot on the sofa that is yours and nobody else’s. Once you’ve found your Hyggekrog, put on a pair of comfy leggings, woolly socks and your favourite cosy maternity jumper. Then curl up with a good book and a steaming mug of hot chocolate – the good kind, with plenty of cream and marshmallows.


4) A Country Walk with Family

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Why not take your Hygge quest out to the great outdoors! Take advantage of a sunny winter weekend with a frosty family walk in the country. Don your warmest maternity jumper and bundle the little ones up in their hats and scarves, then set out on a wintery adventure. Make sure to aim for a cosy coffee shop or family-friendly country pub where you can warm up afterwards.


5) Cuddles with Baby

Mothers wear warm clothes and cuddle newborn babies

After baby is born, there is nothing more Hyggeligt than enjoying a quiet moment with your little one. The first few weeks with your newborn can go by in a bit of blur if you’re not careful, so make sure that you take some time to make some memories. Wrap yourselves up in one of our soft knitted nursing shawls or venture out in our best-selling 3 in 1 Maternity Parka to enjoy a bit of quality time bonding with your new baby.


Happy Hygge seeking mamas!


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