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I have seen things! Things that can never be unseen. There were many things I dreaded about being pregnant and, to be honest, none of them were as bad as I imagined (I do have a very vivid imagination!), with one exception. “Do I really have to?” I whined. “I have to...
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I was pregnant, Wow, I thought! I was excited and anxious at the same time. This was what I wanted – to be a mom. The thing about pregnancy and having children is that everyone seems to know it all. Their advice and beliefs will be imposed on you,...
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At the age of 44, ex-pats Kim Stanway-Kok and her husband Rene Kok (47) had long since given up any hope of extending their family. Having made a life for themselves in Holland and already blessed with two sons, Kyle (27) and Keegan (17), the couple had always secretly...
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I cried when I was told I had to have a C-section. It wasn’t in my delivery plan. Even though I had been massaging my perineum with almond oil to prepare it for the inevitable stretching, it was not meant to be. As an OB/GYN the change in birth...
premature-baby
Our sweet, tenacious daughter was born on 6 May 2016 at 26 weeks gestation – 14 weeks too soon – and tipping the scales at a mere 620g. She was delivered via an emergency C-Section at 7:30am due to my preeclampsia (diagnosed at 22 weeks) progressing into HELLP syndrome. We...
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Everyone has a choice when it comes to the type of birth they want. I always wanted to give birth naturally but I couldn’t. My first baby was too big and I had to have a C-section. Everything went well and I delivered a healthy baby, even though I...
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Being a mother over the age of 40 has its pros and cons. You’re emotional because you’re so excited and overwhelmed by joy as your life is about to change again (in this case, this is my second child). Even though you’re 40, you’re settled and have developed a...
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Just as with natural birth stories, there are both bad and good Caesarean birth stories. Mine was fortunately a good one, so I wanted to settle the nerves of other C-section mamas and share how I recovered from my Caesarean. There is an important part of my pregnancy that I...
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Kamanie Kissoon recalls how the best Valentine’s gift of her life became her worst tragedy. My story began on the 14 February 2016 at exactly 2am when I woke with a sharp, shocking pain in my lower back. I dragged myself to the bathroom as I needed to pee, when...
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