Category: Pregnancy and Childbirth

Pregnancy Diary #2: TWO WEEKS POSTPARTUM- Getting Back To Normal

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

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Pregnancy Diary #2: 38 WEEKS- The Waiting Game

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.

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Pregnancy Diary #2: 34 WEEKS- Pregnancy vitamins and supplements

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

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Pregnancy Diary #2: 33 WEEKS- Prepping for baby’s arrival

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

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