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A Mother's Journey to Love Her Child

I never wanted to be a mother.  Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against children.  In fact, I chose a career that was devoted to children.  1,198 more words


"Effanineffable 1: The Brain" #MondayMemoirs

This was one of my very first actual posts in my history of personal blogging. That was way back the Multiply platform days. But time sure does fly! 101 more words

Personal Space

One more reason to focus on prenatal care – stronger muscles for newborn babies

Born too soon, she weighed just over 1 pound at birth and spent the first three months of her life in the neonatal intensive care unit, fighting to live. 979 more words


Breast or bottle, a complex emotional journey for preemie mums

The big feeding question, breast or not, is a complex and emotional journey for preemie mums.

Breastfeeding is a massively emotive topic but in the context of premature birth it’s one which I think needs to be more openly discussed. 1,280 more words

Love can save you sometimes.

I’ve been depressed a huge chunk of my life. I was depressed before I even knew there was a name for it. I was just sad. 1,548 more words

Pregnancy Loss

The pain of NICU

I’ve never shown anyone this photograph before, in fact I haven’t even looked at it since it was taken but I was looking back at NICU photos ahead of the boys second birthdays and I felt it was the one shot that really summed it up. 603 more words

When you give a girl a Daddy...

When you give a girl a Daddy you’re giving her a gift. You’re giving her love. You’re giving her confidence. You’re giving her self esteem. You’re giving her self worth. 491 more words

Pregnancy Loss