Tag Archives: Pregnancy

The Change

Finally, it happens. At the first twinges, the third trimester fog lifts and you are flooded with thoughts…’Oh my god I’m actually having a baby!’… ‘Wow that was strong!’…’Am I ready? I’m not ready!’…. They are submerged by the sheer physicality o…

Mum World – Part One

Despite the fact that you are now pretty much ready to pop, that there are little elbows and knees tickling (make that breaking) your ribs, and you’ve even got a pile of nappies ready to be filled, you might be wondering how you’re ever going to b…

The Perfect Birth

Before I write about birth itself, and the rather amazing way your body works to help your baby out into the world, I wanted to say a few things about the pressure that now exists around birth. It can be hard to remember that birth is just an act,…

In It Together

We exist in a society where women are often presented in extreme contrasts – the Madonna vs whore, high-heeled boardroom dragon vs bedraggled hippy mum, pumped up Jordan vs minimalist Posh. As you begin to get your head around your changing shape,…

Without Walls

As your bump grows it can sometimes feel that it is creating a barrier between you and those around you. While some will watch in awe and excitement as the life within you becomes increasingly visible, you may notice that others become distant as …

Invasion of the Body Snatcher

From the time y ou become pregnant, your body undergoes many changes, both expected and otherwise (who knew about that incessant itching as your skin stretches?) You may begin to feel a little like someone else has taken charge, and you’ve become …

Loss

As pregnancy progresses, you also begin to face the prospect of the loss of a baby which is already developing an identity and personality in your mind. Miscarriage, defined as the loss of a pregnancy in the first 20 weeks, affects 15-20% of all p…