I love this cooler autumn weather because it reminds me of when I was pregnant with Master X two years ago. I remember that feeling of finishing work and all I had to do was rug up and relax and grow the baby that was nurturing in my belly. I miss my old friend Punk … More Fighting with doctors about medication and breastfeeding
You’ve just found out you are expecting a baby – congratulations! Whether you are a first time parent or a seasoned mum, each pregnancy and child is different. Your first pregnancy may have been a breeze, but now at fifteen weeks you are getting this ache in your lower back and a cracking sound every … More Perinatal care and support options in Canberra
Following on from last week’s post on second trimester pregnancy tips I thought about what I actually really appreciative during this time of growing uncomfortableness. This week I noticed a huge change in the way that my mind and body are working in this pregnancy. I realised that I am easy to tire and quick to feel hungry, … More Second trimester pregnancy essentials
So my appointment went a little like this. Doctor: I have read your extensive file here, but I would like to hear from you about your mental health. Me: long story about the episode, and how I came into a manic state again recently. You can read a little about the postpartum psychosis here and … More Fighting the funk (medication, breastfeeding, bipolar and tea)
I am not sure why you do not like me. I thought we had such a good relationship. I held you for hours naked to my skin when you were a newborn, breathing you in, trying to slow my heart rate so that my anxiety would not seep through me and into you. We played … More Baby with Attitude.