Archive of ‘Birth trauma’ category

May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month: Why It Matters to You

In February 2014, I was 23 weeks’ pregnant with my first baby. I had been feeling a bit unwell for a few days: indigestion, breathing was difficult, and I had suddenly weight. All normal pregnancy gripes I thought, but I checked Dr Google just in case, as you do. Dr Google suggested preeclampsia. “Don’t be so […] Read more…

Before and After

I remember… Before. When all we had was hope. When we had everything to look forward to. I remember Martin cooking me my favourite meals and not minding when I could manage only a token mouthful, thanks to my all-day-and-all-night nausea. I remember spending hours reading about pregnancy. I remember feeling so excited about what every […] Read more…

Karma and Luck

Karma is something I used to believe in. “What goes around, comes around,” right? Karma is supposed to mean that bad things happen to people because they have done bad things. Getting their just desserts, if you like. This concept is something I have struggled with since Hugo was born, and even more since he […] Read more…

A Year Ago Today

A year ago today I awoke from a fitful night’s sleep. For the past few days I had been suffering from what I thought was heartburn. It was worse at night, and I had been sleeping poorly since it started. Normal heartburn medicine had no effect. At 24 weeks’ pregnant, I thought heartburn was a normal part of […] Read more…

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