Category Pregnancy and Birth

The M Word

In November 2012 I had a miscarriage. It feels as though I’m using the word loosely, even though technically that’s what it was. There was no drama, no blood loss, no bending over in pain. No complications of any sort. It was just one of those things – one moment it was there, and the […]

Child Two: How Many is Enough?

In September 2013, my second child and first son was born.* Roughly three weeks earlier than his rather moot ‘due date’ and after consuming a considerable portion of porridge whilst watching Saturday morning children’s television, I was stricken with portentous pains in my lower back and nether regions.  Recognising these immediately as labour pains, I […]