I’m really thrilled to have been asked to appear in the December ‘Pregnancy Diary’ feature in Pregnancy & Birth magazine, along with lots of photos of all three of us (I loved reading P&B when I was pregnant, and also appeared in it last year).
Although I did document lots of my pregnancy highs and woes on this blog, it’s great to see it all in the article. Despite some of the not-so-good parts such as having problems conceiving, being high risk, and practically living at the hospital, I loved being pregnant and feel really nostalgic about it now.
And in spite of having a pretty eventful birth story - with one continuous contraction, getting to 10cm dilated while still on a ward, having to give birth without any pain relief, telling myself never again immediately after – I think I now have the new mum amnesia that makes you forget most of it (is it true that everyone gets that?)
My pregnancy must-haves in the green box-out are: Cowshed stretch mark cream, Isabella Oliver maternity clothes, the book What Mothers Do, Especially When it Looks Like Nothing by Naomi Stadlen, and this blog also gets a mention. Thanks Pregnancy & Birth for having us.
Here’s some separate scans of the article which might make it easier to read (click on each one to enlarge it).