“We’re women! We can do it all!” Can we? Should we have to? Before Ayaan was born I believed I could do it all. I wanted so much to be a mother and I didn’t want to give up my career.Read More
The Anxious Mum.
I never really took note of my anxiety levels until I was pregnant. The influx of unsolicited advice was so overwhelming – I struggled with it then, and knew it was only going to get worse once baby was here. I tried to imagine every comment I would get, every scenario I would be in,…Read More
For something that is so natural, it definitely doesn’t come naturally – at least it didn’t for me. Mother Nature really didn’t cut me any slack when it came to breastfeeding. Initiating breastfeeding soon after birth is highly recommended to help with latching. When Ayaan was born it was about an hour and a half…Read More
As amazing as this journey has been, it has not been without its challenges. The one person who has helped me keep my sanity and reminded me at every step that I can do this, has been my husband. More importantly though, he has been my voice when I felt I couldn’t have one.Read More
After we cut the umbilical cord, the midwives gave him to my husband for some skin to skin and I was helped out of the water bath and onto the bed. I was in a state of immense fatigue and euphoria at the same time. I couldn’t believe I had just done that! I felt like superwoman!Read More
As a first time mother of a now 3-month old baby boy, my hopes for this blog are to share my personal experiences of motherhood. I have found that my thoughts and views on how to parent sometimes vary from those of my family, my community and my culture. I sometimes struggle to find a balance and this blog serves as an outlet to organise my thoughts – but I also hope it acts as a source of comfort for someone who may be experiencing similar struggles.Read More