Pregnancy

Children after PND – “Don’t let your past, shape your future.”

Posted by on August 2, 2015 in Being a Mumma, Pregnancy, The UNspoken | 6 comments

Children after PND – “Don’t let your past, shape your future.”

I recently received an email asking me how I built up the courage to have another baby after experiencing Post Natal Depression, 5 years ago with my first born Olivia? Was I frightened PND would return? Did I have any freak outs along the way? Did I experience it with my two youngest children? This email and these questions inspired this post. If one person is taking the time to write me an email, I am positive there are others out there having the same dilemma and may not have anymore children out of pure fear that PND will raise it ugly head...

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Different baby, different birth – Macy Rose

Posted by on December 8, 2014 in Being a Mumma, Pregnancy, Uncategorized | 16 comments

Different baby, different birth – Macy Rose

When they say all pregnancies are different, all births are different and all babies are different, they’re not wrong. I’ve now had three kids and from start to finish all have been totally different. Unfortunately from 25 weeks with Macy, I started dilating from the inside out (cervical funnelling). This meant I was on bed rest for a few weeks and had to take it easy for the rest of the pregnancy. Being on rest with two other children was very difficult, however fortunately we have a fantastic support network in my Mum and Dad. We...

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My ectopic pregnancy – trust your instincts

Posted by on March 18, 2014 in Pregnancy, The UNspoken | 6 comments

My ectopic pregnancy – trust your instincts

In October 2011 I was rushing out the door to go to my friend Hayley’s Hen’s Night. (Jonathan and I had decided we were ready to have another baby, Olivia was 2 and we had just started trying). As I was on my way to a hen’s night that I knew I would have a few drinks and I thought I better do a pregnancy test, just incase. To my surprise it came up positive, I ran downstairs to share my excitement with Jonathan and he was also shocked. We had only just started trying and with my history of endometriosis, we didn’t...

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It’s a GIRL!!!!

Posted by on March 13, 2014 in Being a Mumma, Pregnancy | 1 comment

It’s a GIRL!!!!

We are happy to announce we are expecting a baby girl in July!!!!   This is the first time we have found out the sex, although we didn’t need the Dr to tell us, Olivia has been convinced she is getting a baby sister from the beginning. We are all very excited but I definately think Jonathan has sprouted a few new grey hairs since finding out, especially when the Dr told us she had really long legs ha ha. I know that when the girls start dating it will be very similar to the scene from “Bad Boys 2” where Martin Lawrence...

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Here we go again…

Posted by on January 13, 2014 in Pregnancy | 4 comments

Here we go again…

Just because we thought our life wasn’t busy enough,  Jonathan and I decided it was time to have another baby. To our delight Baby Brown number 3 is due in July. We are all very excited especially Olivia, who is convinced she is getting a baby sister this time and regularly argues with Jonathan as he keeps telling her it’s a boy. Either way I know she will be the doting and protective big sister she is to Jack. Jack on the other hand is a Mummies boy and a bit of a sook, he will probably take a little more time to adjust to the...

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“So, are you pregnant yet??”

Posted by on July 20, 2013 in Kids, Pregnancy, The UNspoken, Uncategorized | 7 comments

“So, are you pregnant yet??”

These 5 words should never be used in the same sentence!! For someone who has fallen pregnant by accident or on the first try, you can’t even begin to imagine how hard it actually is to fall pregnant. Also people that haven’t even tried yet. Each cycle a women only has a 15-25% chance of conceiving, but this is only the case if you do everything right. If you or your partner have any medical conditions that decreases the chances significantly. That 15-25% is also only if you ovulate which not everyone does each month and it needs...

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Round 2

Posted by on June 24, 2013 in Being a Mumma, Kids, Pregnancy | 5 comments

Round 2

In April 2012 I had 3 nights in a row where I struggled to sleep. I felt really anxious and just weird. By the third night at 3am I all of a sudden thought “OMG I’m pregnant again! . I would’ve been super excited but I was very nervous, only 4 months earlier I had an ectopic pregnancy. (Here is a definition from Wikipedia) An ectopic pregnancy, or eccysis, is a complication of pregnancy in which the embryo implants outside the uterine cavity.[1] With rare exceptions, ectopic pregnancies are not viable. Furthermore, they...

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Thank You!!!

Posted by on June 20, 2013 in Being a Mumma, Kids, Pregnancy, The UNspoken | 5 comments

Thank You!!!

Wow!!! I am overwhelmed with the response to my first post and I wanted to thank you all. It breaks my heart to think that in just 3 days I have received so many emails and comments from other women who are, or know someone experiencing PND. I promise, I will eventually get back to each and every one of you but I have to admit, I didn’t think it would take off like it has, sooooo I may take a while but I will get back to you. Olivia is 3 1/2 now, at times I question if PND would affect our relationship but I can assure you it...

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Postnatal Depression or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder???

Posted by on June 17, 2013 in Being a Mumma, Pregnancy, The UNspoken | 40 comments

Postnatal Depression or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder???

First family photo. This was seconds after delivery, not many people have seen this photo. I was hesitant to put it up, I don’t recognise myself and it brings back some painful memories but I want to be open and honest.     I had always dreamt of being a mum, I felt it was my destined career path. I was never really sure of what I wanted to do after I finished school but being a mum was never a question. My pregnancy with Olivia wasn’t great, I had awful morning sickness for the majority of the pregnancy. From the...

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