Hi moms and moms-to-be (and dads?)!
Welcome to this blog.
I love being a mother! I try to be a compassionate and gentle mother, although I have to admit that patience is something that doesn’t always come naturally for me. On my personal parenting journey, homebirthing, breastfeeding, and positive discipline have turned out to be important. In my spare time (yes, I still have some!) I love sewing, experimenting with cooking, and travel.
I am passionate (and ever so slightly nerdy) about all topics related to the female body, trying to conceive, pregnancy, and birth.
Everyone’s road to motherhood is different, and we all face our own obstacles. In this blog, I will try to provide as much information on the topic of getting pregnant, fertility and fertility problems as possible, to hopefully make the journey a bit more easy to navigate through, for everyone trying to conceive and those for whom making a baby didn’t turn out to be as simple as they hoped.
Is there any subject you would like to see covered, but isn’t yet? Do you have any questions or suggestions? Please feel free to email me!
Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara became the oldest confirmed mother when she gave birth to twins very close to her 67th birthday. She was 130 days older than Adriana Iliescu, the 66 year-old Romanian mother who boasted that she had plenty of time to have another baby...read more
You know that you need to follow a healthy diet during pregnancy, and that you should work out to stay fit. But how many of these 10 surprising facts about pregnancy nutrition and fitness are new to you? 1. You CAN diet during pregnancy Most people think that it isnt...read more
Pregnancy is often described as a time of joy. Once youre expecting yourself, it quickly becomes clear that pregnancy is also a time when you are bombarded with (unwanted) advice, and a time when you worry yourself crazy. Nutrition is one hot-button issue that you are...read more
Menorrhagia is the medical term for unusually heavy periods, which may also last for longer than usual. During these periods, a woman will lose more than 8o ml of menstrual fluids or her menstrual flow continues longer than seven days. While abnormally heavy menstrual...read more
Have you ever been envious of the fact that men appear to be fertile until the day they die? Don't be. While a mans gametes might not come with an obvious sell-by date, a large study involving millions of people found that delayed fatherhood isn't without risks....read more
Egg freezing is a recent advance in fertility techniques. On the surface, it seems to offer something quite close to eternal youth. Modern companies, aware that many women find having it all and combining kids with careers tough, seem to be eager to offer to pay for...read more