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Pregnancy & childbirth

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Pregnancy and childbirth in the US You’ve been trying for four months already? I think you should see a fertility doctor! We heard these words from my OB/GYN in Portland, Oregon after we had been trying to get pregnant with ... Read More »

Dear expat women with PPD or baby blues, please get help!

Baby looking pensive Post partum depression post natal depression baby blues expat women

Postpartum depression and the expat mother I didn’t have PPD [Post partum depression or Post natal depression], I think. I didn’t want to hurt myself or the baby. I think this was just a bad case of the baby blues. ... Read More »

Giving birth in Spain: part 4

New Baby spelled out in play blocks Giving birth in Spain

A personal birth story 10 things I can tell you about giving birth in Spain (part 4) Concluding the birth story of Bibsey Mama: 10. On a positive note, in my experience the food is good in Spanish hospitals. Take ... Read More »

Giving birth in Spain: part 3

Maternity nurse with couple in the background holding a new baby Giving birth in Spain

A personal birth story 10 things I can tell you about giving birth in Spain (part 3) Continuing the birth story of Bibsey Mama: 6. The staff on duty appeared hell-bent on delivering getting my baby out by the end ... Read More »

Giving birth in Spain: part 2

Hand holding baby's feet Giving birth in Spain

A personal birth story 10 things I can tell you about giving birth in Spain (part 2) Continuing the birth story of Bibsey Mama: 3. Avoid la sala de dilatación (lit: the dilation room), if at all possible by not ... Read More »