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My Appointment

40 weeks and 4 days.

That’s 284 days.

That’s a lot of days.

Today’s ultrasound appointment went pretty well. The ultrasound showed that my placenta looks nice and healthy as does my son. 544 more words


Come out baby, the world is waiting! (Overdue and uncomfortable)

Well, I’m officially overdue. I had an appointment this morning and the doctor said there’s not much going on in there. Not dilated or effaced as of yet. 457 more words


I gave birth with all the interventions: so why is no-one cheering me on?

I just read a story about a woman who gave birth to her first child. You can read it here. It was an emotional story about how the author had visualised her birth and then it (like hundreds of thousands of births), … 827 more words

Tomorrow Is Important

I have an appointment for an ultrasound with biophysical profile scheduled for tomorrow. I’m a bit nervous. If everything isn’t ideal, my obstetrician will want to impose a deadline on this pregnancy–a line in the sand that reads natural labor must begin by X date or a cesarean will be happening. 187 more words


The Happy Gut Guide Part 2

It’s been a while, so let’s recap, ever so briefly, my last post on the significance of the integrity of the gut microbiome to mental health (and overall wellbeing in general). 1,701 more words

Musings & Reflections

Inadequacy in the face of childbirth

I have been watching several of my friends going through their pregnancies and talking about their feelings on child birth and I think about my own experience with pregnancy and childbirth and I feel, in many ways, inadequate. 922 more words

What's in my Hospital Bag!

Before I gave birth to Ronan I watched countless youtube videos and read many articles on what I should pack in my hospital bag for when I eventually went into labour. 867 more words