• 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 week 22: what I’m really craving

    June 13, 2014

    An update at 22 weeks pregnant… Ah, 22 weeks pregnant – the week was gloriously sunny, and the first time someone I don’t know asked when I was due (so I must now actually look pregnant). I do feel a lot more pregnant at the moment, and it’s more pregnant in a lovely way; bigger…

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  • Unusual pregnancy symptoms no-one ever tells you about

    September 9, 2011

    What are the really unusual pregnancy symptoms that people never tell you, especially about when you’re in the first trimester of pregnancy? It occurred to me last night, as I lay awake in bed at 5am*, that there’s an awful lot of unusual pregnancy symptoms I hadn’t known about. If you’re not sure if you’re…

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