Birthing plan

A normal sadness

Months ago, I wrote about my lack of a birthing plan here. Having never had a baby before, I didn’t know what I wanted. All I knew was I didn’t want anything off the table in terms of pain relief and I didn’t feel too worried if it ended in… Read more

The final countdown – and it's much shorter than we thought!

This baby is not going to wait any longer. While my liver function results were fine, the second part of the test showed my bile salt levels were elevated so the obstetrician is pretty sure I have cholestasis. When I got the call she said, “so I mentioned at our… Read more

The final countdown – and it’s much shorter than we thought!

This baby is not going to wait any longer. While my liver function results were fine, the second part of the test showed my bile salt levels were elevated so the obstetrician is pretty sure I have cholestasis. When I got the call she said, “so I mentioned at our… Read more

A fire drill, electrocardiogram and threat of early induction – not your average doctor's visit

A fire alarm, the threat of early induction and two hours in the hospital for what was supposed to be a quick catch up were not what I was expecting when I went to Hutt Hospital this morning. But as my journey has already proven to be a bumpy one,… Read more

A fire drill, electrocardiogram and threat of early induction – not your average doctor’s visit

A fire alarm, the threat of early induction and two hours in the hospital for what was supposed to be a quick catch up were not what I was expecting when I went to Hutt Hospital this morning. But as my journey has already proven to be a bumpy one,… Read more

No naked pregnancy belly cast parties in this gal's birthing plan

Some girls dream about their wedding. They have every detail mapped out before puberty and know exactly which song will be playing as they walk down the aisle. I wasn’t one of those girls. In recent months, I have begun to wonder if these same girls also had their birthing… Read more

No naked pregnancy belly cast parties in this gal’s birthing plan

Some girls dream about their wedding. They have every detail mapped out before puberty and know exactly which song will be playing as they walk down the aisle. I wasn’t one of those girls. In recent months, I have begun to wonder if these same girls also had their birthing… Read more