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6 Lessons I Learned From IVF

2019-03-13T13:08:48+10:00

Going through IVF isn't easy. Three is so much new information about the reproductive system that you never learned at school. The added physical and mental strain of something so invasive. Not to mention all of the money involved. So here are the 6 lessons I learned from IVF. How the menstrual cycle actually works Sure I learned about the menstrual cycle at school, but that really only covers the basics. Now I know that your body often gives you signs of what’s happening on the inside. From hormonal acne to cravings to cervical mucus, I know my body better [...]

6 Lessons I Learned From IVF2019-03-13T13:08:48+10:00

But I’m Not An Old Mum

2018-09-17T21:56:47+10:00

I recently read an article about why Sarah from Sarah’s Sage Advice waited to have children. It got me thinking about what my plan was for when I wanted to have children. I never wanted to be an old mum. When I was a kid I always considered my mother to be old. But in comparison to my friend's parents, she wasn’t old. She is around the same age as most of them. She is the same age as my mother in law. In fact, they are only 5 days apart. Mind you I never saw my dad as old, [...]

But I’m Not An Old Mum2018-09-17T21:56:47+10:00

When Pregnancy Announcements Are Too Much

2018-10-31T09:24:53+10:00

Every new pregnancy announcement still sends my brain into a whirl. I thought after getting pregnant with my daughter those feelings would go away. My daughter is now 21 months, and my initial feelings are still the same. My heart jumps into my throat, and my knees go weak. I can’t look away from the screen. I hope that it's all just a silly prank. If I'm honest, I also think they are an idiot, but that's a story for another day. I can’t help but take it personally. It’s like the universe is constantly reminding me. I know they [...]

When Pregnancy Announcements Are Too Much2018-10-31T09:24:53+10:00

Pregnancy Surprises

2018-11-06T21:19:32+10:00

I was one of the lucky ones. I had it really easy, with no pregnancy surprises. I didn't have experience high blood pressure, gestational diabetes or Hyperemesis Gravidarum. You could even say that I enjoyed it. That's not to say there weren't a few things that surprised me about being pregnant. Morning Sickness For me, morning sickness was not what I was expecting it to be. I only actually threw up about 10 times, and only once did I throw up twice in one day. But I constantly felt sick, like I was going to throw up. This made it [...]

Pregnancy Surprises2018-11-06T21:19:32+10:00

Things I Didn’t Experience During Pregnancy

2018-11-06T21:20:31+10:00

Pregnancy is different for everyone. It's even different with each child. Here are some of the common things women experience during pregnancy that I didn't encounter. Cravings Sure I had cravings. But it wasn’t a case of "I must not stop until I get this". It was more like a regular craving that would pass without having to give in. And while I don’t think it’s considered a craving, I found milk was often the only thing that would satiate my thirst. I would get up in the middle of the night and chug some milk. Being warm I did [...]

Things I Didn’t Experience During Pregnancy2018-11-06T21:20:31+10:00
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