What to say to people who ask: “Do you want any more children?”

Almost as soon as we brought Freya home from the hospital people began asking: "So, do you think you'll have any more?" Back then it seemed more like a sneaky way of discovering whether we were finding new parenthood appropriately difficult (we were). The immediate and resounding "NO!" from both of us gained a few knowing … Continue reading What to say to people who ask: “Do you want any more children?”

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Claustrophobia in pregnancy – er, when does it end?

I'd never had a problem with enclosed spaces before "the incident". It was one of the hottest days of the year and we'd just picked my parents up from the train station when I remembered we needed to get a few bits for lunch. As I was heavily pregnant, my husband said he would pop … Continue reading Claustrophobia in pregnancy – er, when does it end?