Rachel Lim of homegrown womenswear trademark Love Bonito talks well-nigh her pregnancy, her style tips, and how she gave lineage to her son Oliver
In this month’s ‘The Bump’ we yack to malleate mogul Rachel Lim of homegrown womenswear trademark Love, Bonito. Rachel talks well-nigh her pregnancy (and her interesting cravings), her style tips (and why material quality is so important, expressly when you are pregnant). Plus read on to find out why Rachel ended up having a C-section despite wanting a hypnobirth with no epidural! And get ready for some impossibly cute victual pics of little Oliver (or Ollie as Rachel yearningly refers to him) who is now 4.5 months old – get ready to go “awwwwww’!
What was your reaction when you first found out you were pregnant?
Honestly, I was shocked, fearful, happy and worried all at once! I took the pregnancy test and found out in April 2020 – it was during the Covid-19 spin breaker. It was a stressful period for the business, so it took me a while to etch myself and indulge for the truth to sink in!
Your funniest memory during the pregnancy?
Eating LOTS of beef!! That’s honestly one of the things I remember most, haha. I craved and consumed so much whinge during my pregnancy, yum!
Any unconfined books and resources that prepared you for your baby’s arrival?
I wish I had the time to read more!! But two books which came highly recommended (which I’d personally recommend too) – Hypnobirthing and The Whole-Brain Child!
How did you cope with work during the pregnancy?
I am immensely grateful for a pretty smooth pregnancy – where I was worldly-wise to move well-nigh and remain zippy at work until the final few days! The first trimester was tough – there were days where I had to just well-spoken my timetable and take a few hours off to rest, but other than that, I really enjoyed my pregnancy
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What was the easiest trimester and which one proved most difficult?
Most difficult trimester was the first!! Everything else was pretty smooth – thank God!
Did you follow a fitness programme while pregnant?
I’ve been very zippy my whole life – but I was not worldly-wise to bring that into my pregnancy as my doctor had wanted me to err on the side of stuff uneaten cautious and safe, as my placenta was in a lower than normal position. It was tough for me to go through a prolonged period of time without working out – but I tried to walk as much as I could!
Any malleate tips and tricks for maternity dressing?
Yes!! Getting to know my evolving soul shape was pretty fun – I enjoyed mixing and matching outfits. One thing I realised was that as a pregnant woman, I was a lot increasingly sensitive to heat and the fabric on my skin. So I was a lot increasingly particular well-nigh the nomination of materials of the outfits I picked! This moreover helped our trademark Love, Bonito cater largest to our maternity range, Embrace, and the fellow mommies going through this season of their lives!
What do you think every woman should know surpassing getting pregnant?
Don’t be pressured into the nomination of whether you should breastfeed. Read up well-nigh it, speak to variegated people virtually who have and have not, and make the visualization for yourself! It does not matter at the end of the day if the victual is breastfed or formula-fed. Fed is best!
What did you struggle with most stuff pregnant?
I am very thankful to not squatter any emotional/mood swings or changes. If I had to choose, my wordplay would be that I struggled not stuff worldly-wise to remain zippy throughout my pregnancy.
Name a mama you find inspiring and why
My dear friend and lawyer, Lorraine Tay (from Bird & Bird firm). I am incredibly inspired by her topics to love and take superintendency of her children (she has two girls and a son with special needs) whilst moreover stuff worldly-wise to excel at work!
What are your thoughts well-nigh finding out the sex in whop and the idea of gender reveal announcements?
Haha, no real thoughts on this! It’s really up to the individual couple
What kind of lineage were you planning to have?
I really wanted hypnobirth with no epidural! But considering of my placenta condition, I had to go through a C-section.
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What are your hopes and dreams for your baby?
I hope that Oliver will be a healthy and happy boy who will treasure and fathom life and its variegated seasons
Thanks for your time Rachel, and thanks for the stunning pictures Irina Nilsson Photography!