• Pregnancy symptoms I didn’t have

    June 25, 2016

    I’ve talked a lot about pregnancy symptoms I did have when I was pregnant (here in my posts on unusual pregnancy symptoms and pregnancy symptoms in the second trimester) but what about pregnancy symptoms I didn’t have? This might sound fairly random, I know – but bear with me! When it’s your first pregnancy and…

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  • Pregnancy and the secrets of the second trimester – shhh!

    February 8, 2016

    Woohoo, you’re pregnant and have now passed the first trimester…so what are the pregnancy secrets of the second trimester? You know, all the nitty gritty details, signs and pregnancy symptoms that only your sister or close friend would tell you? Read my post on the pregnancy secrets of the first trimester and the earliest symptoms…

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  • How pregnancy makes you like a superhero

    August 21, 2014

    How does pregnancy make you like a superhero…? During your first pregnancy, everything is new, exciting and different, isn’t it? Last time I dutifully listed all the unexpected symptoms (all I can say is thank goodness the awful ad with the gravy cow isn’t on any more). But basically, there are hundreds. Twinge in your…

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  • Pregnancy: the things that *no-one* ever tells you

    June 18, 2014

    What are the things that no-one ever tells you about being pregnant and having a baby? Congratulations, you’re pregnant! It’s all floaty kaftans and graceful, naval gazing introspection from here right the way through to your pain-free hypnobirth…isn’t it? Well, kind of. While pregnancy is different from woman to woman, and even from pregnancy to…

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  • Pregnancy update week 14: ways to entertain a toddler in a waiting room

    April 16, 2014

    An update from 14 weeks pregnant… Two things I’ve learnt from taking my daughter with me to my multiple pregnancy-related medical appointments: 1) You can NEVER have too many toddler snacks 2) If you don’t take enough snacks for said toddler, the hospital shop sells contraband Kinder Eggs.

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  • Pregnancy update weeks 0-13: what to expect from the first trimester

    April 9, 2014

    What should you expect from the first trimester of pregnancy…? Just found out that you are pregnant or think you have early pregnancy symptoms? You might be wondering what to expect from the first trimester of pregnancy (or looking for tips on how to keep your early pregnancy a secret). When I was expecting Eliza…

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  • Unusual pregnancy symptoms in the second trimester

    November 9, 2011

    What are all the unusual pregnancy symptoms in the second trimester that no-one ever tells you about? As I’m now in the third trimester, I thought I’d round-up all the symptoms I’ve been experiencing for the past few months (here’s my unusual pregnancy symptoms from the first trimester). These aren’t the obvious ones I’d read all…

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