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  • My pregnancy diary in Pregnancy & Birth magazine

    Pregnancy & Birth magazineI’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).

    Pregnancy & Birth magazine

    Pregnancy & Birth magazinePregnancy & Birth magazine









    1. December 14, 2012 / 4:06 pm

      I loved reading the feature. How you stayed so calm through everything that happened, I don’t know. Beautiful picture of you too x

      • gillian
        December 18, 2012 / 9:57 pm

        Thank you so much! I think at the time I just tried not to think of any of it too much, but I remember being genuinely terrified with the first unexplained bleeding (one of the instances where Google is not your friend…) And of course everything you go through is worth it when you have your baby.

    2. shirley
      December 14, 2012 / 5:34 pm

      Yes its true every bad delivery/pregnancy mother who is adament “never again” after having their baby to hold can’t wait to start again.

      • gillian
        December 18, 2012 / 9:58 pm

        So true! Or I guess people would never have more than one would they?

    3. August 19, 2015 / 4:12 am

      Thanks for sharing this tips, How you stayed so calm through everything that happened,

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