To test or not to test

The 12 week scan is the first major milestone in a lot of couple’s pregnancies. It marks the end of the first trimester, the end of the risky period for miscarriage, the end (hopefully) of the worst of morning sickness, and the first chance to see your baby on screen,… Read more

Dehydrated but well-brined – anyone got a tissue?

A newly shaven man emerged from the shadows to screams and cheers from a group of beautiful women. “Oh my gawd,” rang out from the women as their hands flew to their mouths in amazement. The man sheepishly twirled to show off his new look. A mirror was brought in… Read more

A card carrying member

Pre pregnancy, I had a certain view of pregnant people, and people with babies.  I went to a couple of baby showers where it felt like the pregnant woman in question was being initiated into some strange foreign club where every member was given all manner of obscure gifts including… Read more

The shopping list descreases

It turns out I wasn’t the only one doing research. At our follow up appointment the doctors were almost as stumped as us. When we found out we had an appointment with a genetics person, my first instinct was that she had a syndrome or disease which was causing the… Read more

What’s normal anyway?

There’s a lot they don’t tell you about pregnancy and parenthood. I had no idea bleeding noses and headaches were standard practice. Or that morning sickness would feel like the worst hangover I’ve ever had spread over 7 weeks. They didn’t tell me that I would become an expert in… Read more

What's normal anyway?

There’s a lot they don’t tell you about pregnancy and parenthood. I had no idea bleeding noses and headaches were standard practice. Or that morning sickness would feel like the worst hangover I’ve ever had spread over 7 weeks. They didn’t tell me that I would become an expert in… Read more