Dealing with scary thoughts in the peripartum can be really challenging. Much thanks to Karen Kleiman for this extract from her book Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts, with ideas on how to manage those scary intrusive thoughts. Dealing with scary thoughts is not just a matter of willpower, as some claim. Although willpower… Continue reading “When your mind races”
An increasing number of women are now exploring the option of egg freezing as fertility "insurance". But does it really stack up to "ensure" that wanted baby in years to come? This article does a good job at exploring the pros and cons of egg freezing. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-31/egg-freezing-helping-women-delay-motherhood-but-risk-missing-out/8737308?sf102297805=1 Consultant Simone Campbell from the City Fertility Centre in… Continue reading Thinking of freezing your eggs… just in case?
The announcement of a pregnancy by another woman/couple tends to bring terrible pain to someone who is struggling with their fertility, or has recently experienced an obstetric loss. It isn't that they mean ill to the happily pregnant woman, it is more that that her joy makes their sadness feel even greater. It's a really… Continue reading “To the girl who hated my pregnancy announcement”
Oh if I had a dollar for every woman I have spoken to who is worried about this... http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/just-for-you/mind-body-fitness/this-isnt-the-body-you-fell-in-love-with-20170703-gx3bbk
As more and more people choose to become parents on their own using fertility treatment, it is great to see stories like this one hitting the mainstream media. A few weeks ago, SBS's excellent program Insight highlighted the experience of becoming a solo parent. The episode is available to watch here http://www.sbs.com.au/news/insight/tvepisode/solo-parents "This is absolutely Plan A.… Continue reading Solo parenting
After yesterday's post about recent research that has shown the children of solo mums do no worse than those raised in heterosexual couples, it seemed timely to let you know about this new book: Dream Come True, The story of a single woman conceiving via donor conception.
Are you struggling with the early days of being a parent - you aren't alone! It is pretty widely acknowledged that the first 3 months or so with a new baby is seriously hard work - this article talks about the experience of surviving the first "100 dark days". http://www.scarymommy.com/100-days-darkness-new-baby/?utm_medium=partner&utm_source=gottman It’s perfect, because it covers it… Continue reading One Hundred Days of Darkness