Pregnancy Loss During a Pandemic: The compound pain of miscarriage in isolation by Elle Wang, Ph.D — founder of Emilia George Content note: this post discusses miscarriage and pregnancy loss. Since I first conceived of my company Emilia George, there’s been one constant: I now talk to pregnant women every day, and I absolutely love it. Sharing this moment of … Read More
After My Miscarriage, My Brain Broke by Noelle Hatton Going through a miscarriage was the most gut-wrenching and heart-breaking experience I had ever had. Then my brain broke, or at least it felt like it had. The sequence of events wasn’t anything I had expected. It wasn’t like the grief had settled, and then the ‘break’ followed directly after. There was no … Read More
Biological clocks are a real thing — for men as well as for women, of course. It’s just when that clock starts ticking that’s pretty individual. I don’t have a memory of a time when I didn’t adore babies; of both the animal, and human kind. Anything “baby” that needed my help, I’d be there for it. I am writing this article in my head thinking ‘don’t sound like a crazy baby lady’, but I’m finding it hard to avoid that. We live in a culture where wanting a baby conjures up these images of desperate, loony-eyed mid-thirties women, drooling over babies in the mall, before they have to go back for their post-lunch work meetings. For the record: I don’t drool over babies in the mall. I say “hi”, in a very dignified voice, and keep all saliva inside my own mouth, thankyouverymuch. I would like to have a go at whose idea it was to label women who have an active interest in fertility ‘crazy’. My wild guess? Perhaps a few men had some say in this notion. Although they are rare, you do find boys who have always wanted to be dads, and even played with dolls when they were younger. Which, for the record, I do think is a healthy pastime for the future modern involved fathers of this world.
To say I had a difficult pregnancy is an understatement. After suffering a miscarriage with my first pregnancy, I found myself pregnant with twins on our second try.