• 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 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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  • What (not) to Expect When You’re Expecting

    November 1, 2012

    What did you least expect when you were pregnant? For me it was the following: Going off one of my favourite things – avocados – to the extent that even now, the thought of them makes me feel queasy The multitude of bizarre¬†pregnancy symptoms I had. Extreme thirst? Dry nose? Incredibly intense dreams? Yep, all…

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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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  • 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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