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March 6, 2019

My teenage surgery led to post-traumatic stress disorder. My motherhood story actually begins way before I met my husband or was thinking of having kids.

February 14, 2019

To say my pregnancy was terrible was an understatement, because it was completely debilitating on all levels.

November 25, 2018

My motherhood journey first began when I was 17 years old and fell pregnant with my first child. He was born happy and healthy and the labour could not have been more perfect. I had a natural labour with nothing but gas as pain relief. Tyler James was born on the 22/04...

August 6, 2018

Facing IVF, an Incompetent Cervix and loss. My journey into motherhood was not easy. When I turned 30 I thought it was the right time to start a family with my

June 17, 2018

I wouldn’t say that I had a particularly bad pregnancy or a bad birthing experience BUT I definitely did not have the happiest of hospital experiences. Throughout my pregnancy it just felt as though I was constantly meeting with people who had no time for me, didn’t re...

June 13, 2018

Does your baby appear to be in pain? Is it difficult to settle them and are you getting tired of flippant comments such as "all babies cry" and "that's normal," when you just 'feel' like something isn't quite right? You are not alone...

April 16, 2018

When we found out #2 was on the way, due the 27th of January 2018, we were pretty calm, cool and collected. After all, we’ve done it before, so it all should r

March 12, 2018

Dear Daughter, Often you ask me to tell me about the day you were born, I tell you that one day you kicked so hard in my stomach and yelled “let me out, I want

March 5, 2018

For the first twelve weeks of my pregnancy I had no idea I was pregnant. I was travelling around Tassie with a friend in a campervan. I kept waking up in the morning and vomiting. I thought it was the scrambled eggs!

February 25, 2018

My husband Troy and I tried conceiving a child way back in 2006, only a year after moving in together. We didn’t have any success, so we eventually turned to IVF and were treated for male-factor infertility. We had 16 embryos from our IVF cycle, but didn’t have a posit...

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