My Breastfeeding journey

Feeding your baby is a common topic for new mums. But asking and talking about breastfeeding can be difficult. Unfortunately there still seems to be some stigma attached to breastfeeding and attitudes in society that make it a sensitive subject. Looking back I certainly would have found it reassuring and useful to have talked about…

It’s ok not to be ok

This statement has been said and shared a lot recently to get people talking about mental health and to reduce its stigma. As a healthcare professional, I am definitely an advocate of doing this, and now as a new mother, I am able to relate to it. I haven’t personally suffered with post natal depression…

Dear Pre-Pregnant Self

As I approach this milestone of 9 months post-pregnancy, I’m reflecting back and my pregnancy with Evelyn already seems like a lifetime ago. Now, the pregnancy feels like it flew by in the blink of an eye. However during it, it felt like a long, nerve wracking waiting game. By 38 weeks I was pretty…

The Hospital Bag

I had my hospital bag packed at 34 weeks. This isn’t because I was well prepared and organised, unfortunately, It’s because I had to attend the obstetrics unit for urgent confirmation and treatment of my obstetric cholestasis. In my panicked and worried state, I left work early and frantically threw things into a bag. Fortunately…

The Big Shopping List

It can be so overwhelming and expensive preparing for the arrival of a new baby. I am very much the type of person who likes to have a plan, make lists and tick things off. So I have complied quite an extensive list of what I feel are the essential buys for a baby. Some…

My Story

A good pregnancy, a good labour, and a good baby. Apparently most women have at least one of these. If you have two, then you’re pretty lucky. But if you have all three, well you’ve hit the jackpot! But I think those women are just a myth. To those who don’t have any of the…