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C-section Review

20.01.12 C Section Review I’m bloody mad with my obstetrician. He’s made a complete mess of my caesarean scar. The last one settled into a nice silver line and he was supposed to carve me up in the exact same way. But for some reason he kind of veered off and one end and not… Continue reading C-section Review

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Caring for your Pregnant Partner

Welcome dear readers!  Yet another gem in our fantastic series “Caring for your…”.  No doubt this latest blockbuster will join the hallowed ranks of our popular favourites “Caring for your Aquatic Pets” and “Caring for your Illiterate Grandmother”, not to mention our latest bestseller, “Caring for your Azaleas”.  Read on and find out more!Caring for… Continue reading Caring for your Pregnant Partner

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Gestational Diabetes

So I’ve been diagnosed with GD and frankly, it’s a pain in the arse. I did the obligatory blood sugar test a couple of weeks ago (the old fashioned way here in Myanmar of course, which involves fasting then drinking vast amounts of sugar and having a blood and urine test after an hour and… Continue reading Gestational Diabetes

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Long Haul with a Toddler

07.09.2011 Long Haul with a Toddler Not that I’m an expert by any means but Alfie has just clocked up his 20th flight this year alone, at least 4 of which were long haul, ie 12 hours– and that’s not including connections and travel time either side. Some of it was done with a partner,… Continue reading Long Haul with a Toddler

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Pregnancy Second Time Around

Pregnancy Second Time Around Well it’s not fun I can tell you. Then again, I’m not sure fun is how I would describe it first time around either. But at least then there was the ‘firstness’ of it all, the excitement and sheer wonder that we had managed to get pregnant in the first place,… Continue reading Pregnancy Second Time Around

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Where to Have Baby?

Where to Have Baby? Wow, our little apple pip is not only causing havoc to my digestive system but is also part of an ongoing logistical nightmare. Where are we going to chose to have our baby? As I mentioned previously, we can’t have baby here for various reasons, but primarily that in case anything… Continue reading Where to Have Baby?

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Pregnant and Abroad

Pregnant and Abroad So, here we go again! I’m 7 weeks pregnant and Alfie’s little sister or brother is due on 16th January 2012. I’m already sick as a dog and feel fluey, tired and miserable. Headachey, queasy and VERY grumpy. I don’t recall being in this bad a mood last time round but I’m… Continue reading Pregnant and Abroad