Big, fat, bitchy pregnant lady

Big, fat, bitchy pregnant lady

I wish my first post about being pregnant (I’m pregnant) could be filled with happy faces and exclamation marks, but it comes, here, in the form of a bit of ranting and bitching. For anyone who has been pregnant before and especially anyone who has been pregnant while chasing a toddler and even more specifically […]

Eye'm afraid of surgery

Eye’m afraid of surgery

Little known fact: My daughter has an eye that perpetually leaks disgusting green and yellow goop. It’s been this way since day one. We call it her “caca-eye.” Sometimes she wakes up and her eye is glued shut. It’s sad and scary. With daily massages and periodic antibiotic ointments, the grossness persists. The doctor (and […]

Inviting Postpartum Elation

Inviting Postpartum Elation

We read a lot about the women who experience depression after they give birth, but there are potentially just as many new moms out there who are on top of the world after delivery—Bring on the postpartum elation. By Jenn Hardy Written for {P} The Pregnancy Magazine After years of trying, Montrealer Kathe Lieber became […]

Serenity NOW!

Serenity NOW!

Dear Child, You have overstayed your welcome in my womb. I realize that you might have my sense of direction and you’re a little confused right now, but the only way out is down. You need not worry about a life raft or emergency track lighting. You will not end up in the ocean, I […]

Expecting The Unexpected

Expecting The Unexpected

Thanks to Jennifer Roberts-Hall for sharing her two birth experiences and reminding us that in pregnancy and birth plans, flexibility is the key! By Jennifer Roberts-Hall I started off my first pregnancy believing that everything would go perfectly and exactly as planned.  My family, friends and midwife tried to explain to me that labour can […]