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Nicola Appleton

Writer, Editor, Journalist, Mother


Pregnancy, Parenting, Women's Lifestyle, Women's Health


University of Wales, Cardiff


Although my role as a journalist has grown and evolved over the years, one thing remains the same: my passion for getting to the heart of the story and telling it in a clear and concise way.

— Nicola Appleton


Nicola Appleton cut her teeth as a journalist in a busy newsroom in Bristol, UK, more than a decade ago as part of a team at Britain's largest independent press agency. Since then, her job as a journalist has taken her to the States, to Sydney, and then back to Blighty, where the arrival of her first son in 2015 signaled a new direction in her career.

Since embarking on her freelance career, Nicola has successfully carved out a niche in pregnancy and parenting, creating content for a host of prominent British and international brands, including Mother&Baby, Mamamia, The Independent, Refinery29, The Sydney Morning Herald, HuffPost, and more.

As well as tackling the vast topic of motherhood, Nicola is a women's lifestyle writer with a special interest in feminism, gender, and economic inequality.


Nicola holds a BA (Hons) degree in Broadcast Media and Popular Culture from the University of Wales, Cardiff.

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