“Have You Tried Ginger?” And Other Things Not To Say To A Hyperemesis Gravidarum Sufferer

Buckingham Palace this week announced that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her second baby, and that she is again suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, or extreme morning sickness. If it was just the first part of that sentence, I’d say, “oh, that’s nice” and move on, but with the announcement of HG, my interest… Read more: “Have You Tried Ginger?” And Other Things Not To Say To A Hyperemesis Gravidarum Sufferer

Hyperemesis Gravidarum – The Aftermath

When you’ve survived Hyperemesis Gravidarum, you hold your baby and thank God that you made it, and that your baby made it, and that you’re both  alive. You survived. Then you kind of forget about it, or try to, at least, while you get on with feeding your baby, changing her and learning to be… Read more: Hyperemesis Gravidarum – The Aftermath

Hyperemesis Gravidarum – Pauper to Princess (or Duchess)

I awoke this morning to the news that Kate Middleton is pregnant and has been admitted to hospital with Hyperemesis Gravidarum. I have felt nauseas since I heard the news and I’ve been actively avoiding reading any of the comments surrounding the press, because honestly, people are cold hearted and mean, especially when they are… Read more: Hyperemesis Gravidarum – Pauper to Princess (or Duchess)

Living With Hyperemesis Gravidarum

There’s so much I want to say and have wanted to share about life with HG but I haven’t because talking about it actually makes me feel sick. That said, I have explained at some length what Hyperemesis Gravidarum is, as well as informally mentioning it during my first pregnancy, before I really understood it…. Read more: Living With Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Hospitalisation – Hyperemesis Gravidarum

When a doctor tells you that you’re okay, and perhaps just need to suck on some ginger, you think, “Ok… let me buy some ginger”. In the case of Dr.W however, I am pleased so say that I was right and he was oh so wrong. After my Monday visit with him, and a frantic… Read more: Hospitalisation – Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

I have not written anything in a while.  Not because there’s nothing to write, but because once things are down in black and white, it becomes impossible to take them back.  If said, you can always deny the charge, but once written they stay written forever. This is a very difficult and somewhat lonely time… Read more: Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Goodbye To Breastfeeding – 8 Years A Breastfeeder

Ameli was born in October 2009 and aside from a single prenatal class on breastfeeding, the sum total of my thought and planning on the subject of breastfeeding was “we’d best get in some formula, just in case”. I hadn’t considered “in case of what?” I certainly didn’t plan on becoming an active breastfeeding advocate. As… Read more: Goodbye To Breastfeeding – 8 Years A Breastfeeder

Baby on Board: Travel Planning Pointers for Pregnancy

As many expectant mothers will tell you travelling while you are pregnant can be an uncomfortable and even challenging thing to do. Regardless of whether you are planning a journey by plane, train or in the car, each mode of transport presents its own set of issues and requires an element of smart preparation if… Read more: Baby on Board: Travel Planning Pointers for Pregnancy

The First 1000 Days With A Baby

Excuse me a moment, please, while I hide my tissues and wipe my eyes. I’m totally going to sit here and pretend this advert didn’t make my womb ache and swoon, and every fibre of my being long for those exciting, terrifying, exhilarating, empowering, insanity-inducing, beautiful days of a new baby’s  life. Watch this, and… Read more: The First 1000 Days With A Baby