Pregnancy quirks

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

Getting out while I can still fit between the desks

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… Read more

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

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… Read more

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

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… Read more

Your advice is welcome, your judgement is not

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… Read more

Ill-fitting togs and an aerobics instructor

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… Read more

Big changes – I don’t even know who I am anymore!

Before being pregnant this ad would not even have registered on my radar. Now, I find myself smiling and bopping along to the song. Big changes – I hardly recognise myself (and that’s only partly related to only being able to get my pre-pregnancy jeans up to my knees these… Read more

Big changes – I don't even know who I am anymore!

Before being pregnant this ad would not even have registered on my radar. Now, I find myself smiling and bopping along to the song. Big changes – I hardly recognise myself (and that’s only partly related to only being able to get my pre-pregnancy jeans up to my knees these… Read more

The good, the bad, and the pregnancy

It’s said that pregnancy just suits some people. They thrive in that state while others can’t wait for it to be over. I think it’s safe to assume the final month levels this out and every mother just wants to get rid of the puffy feet and the inability to… 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