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

By on March 31, 2014

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, I don’t know why I Read More...


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

By on March 31, 2014

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, I don’t know why I Read More...

Getting out while I can still fit between the desks

By on March 11, 2014

Returning to school this year came complete with the usual anxieties you would expect for a second year teacher after a long break. Would I have nice classes or would they hate me and try to make my life miserable? Would I have forgotten how to do it? These anxieties were compounded by the fact Read More...


Ammunition for those who can't, or won't, go along with "breast is best"

By on February 28, 2014

After my little rant about the judgement of pregnant women and new mothers I’ve received a lot of feedback from other mothers who can sympathise. It seems we are all walking around being told how to do things and judged if we don’t follow the orders, while our internal monologues instruct us to smile and Read More...


Ammunition for those who can’t, or won’t, go along with “breast is best”

By on February 28, 2014

After my little rant about the judgement of pregnant women and new mothers I’ve received a lot of feedback from other mothers who can sympathise. It seems we are all walking around being told how to do things and judged if we don’t follow the orders, while our internal monologues instruct us to smile and Read More...


Your advice is welcome, your judgement is not

By on February 25, 2014

The idea that when you become pregnant you are public property is a cliche, but it’s true. You go from being an autonomous individual who can essentially live their life free from judgment (on most decisions) to being someone who seems to have a sign on her head saying “judge me, I’m incapable of making Read More...


Ill-fitting togs and an aerobics instructor

By on February 23, 2014

Adjusting to an ever changing body and the things it can and cannot do has been an interesting part of pregnancy. Before I realised I was pregnant I could confidently call myself a runner. I ran 3-5 times a week, with distances between 4 and 8kms. The previous year I completed my first half marathon, Read More...