* This is a guest post by Heidi Hayes from Donor Egg Bank USA. Reproductive health has always been a passion of mine (I’ve studied it from both a medical and legal perspective in school) so when Heidi asked to write a guest post on donor eggs I said “Of course!” I’ve been blessed to not have any
Category: Pregnancy and Childbirth
It’s been 3.5 months since Miss E arrived into this world…that lovely time in my life when I’m shedding more hair than the dog. For those of you unaware of this lovely phenomenon: During pregnancy the increased levels of oestrogen in your body delays the natural shedding stage of your hair, supposedly giving you ah-may-zing, thick locks. After
It’s been two weeks since my second daughter Miss E popped out. The postpartum cramps and aches the second time around really took me by surprise. Even my feet hurt to walk. No wonder the Chinese believe you have to do the whole confinement thing lest your body falls apart- it sometimes kind of felt
My First Experience: Miss A (39 weeks 5 days) When I had my first daughter, it was pretty hard to recount the birth in detail for this blog. My hypnobirthing instructor asked about my experience and I told her about it in an email, then decided to just post what I wrote to her so I didn’t
Earlier this week, Miss E came into the world. 38 weeks and 4 days. 3.58 kg, 51 cm. Everything perfect.
My half packed bags – I have a list on the wall behind it with the things I need to chuck in at the last minute e.g. phone, wallet etc When I had my first child, I brought a lot of things to hospital that I did not end up using. This time, this is
Miss E’s head is engaged and I feel like my bump looks a lot lower. Braxton Hicks contractions are getting more frequent and intense and it’s getting harder and harder to sleep at night. The carpal tunnel in my right hand is also getting worse and I’m starting to lose a little bit of function in the morning.
It’s February! Miss A is turning 3 this month and Miss E is due to make her grand appearance sometime this month too (well, at least I hope so because if we go into March she will be overdue). It will be interesting to see how close their birthdays will be! Miss E has been good with
34 weeks and things are getting crampier and tighter. Surprisingly though my energy levels have improved a lot, probably due to the fact that my folic acid dose has been increased to 5 mg. I have thalassaemia (in super layman terms, my red blood cells are small and flat) so the doctor suggested a mega
I have finally gotten round to prepping for Miss E’s arrival- buying essentials like nappies and breast pads, washing the newborn clothes and making space in Miss A’s closet to store them, digging out my TENS machine and Epi-No etc. So at least now I feel slightly more relaxed about her impending arrival. This was