Induction in Thailand – Kristin’s story

Kristin has really kindly allowed me to share her blog post about her pregnancy and birth experience in Thailand. If you’d like to check our Kristen’s blog to see more of her content, give this link a cheeky click: https://www.familyseesworld.com/ and she can be found on Instagram at @familyseesworld. WOW! Just wow! My baby boyContinue reading “Induction in Thailand – Kristin’s story”

Midwife’s Musings – ‘Should I listen to my baby’s heart rate at home?’

Is there anything more magical than the moments that you get to hear the reassuring sound of your baby’s heart, rhythmically tapping away?  As a midwife, that is one of my favourite sounds, and it is always such a beautiful moment when you see a Mum’s eyes light up in excitement or her anxieties easedContinue reading “Midwife’s Musings – ‘Should I listen to my baby’s heart rate at home?’”

Rainbow pregnancy in Uganda and birth in America- Lauren’s Story

I wrote about the beginning of my pregnancy journey for the blog and now I wanted to continue where I left off… My husband, Eric, and I had been living in Mbale (the eastern region of Uganda) for the first 7 months of our marriage. When we got married we knew we would move outContinue reading “Rainbow pregnancy in Uganda and birth in America- Lauren’s Story”

The power of language- Emily’s experience of infertility & pregnancy loss in East Asia

I first became aware of the prevalence of difficult pregnancies and pregnancy loss in our early years of marriage. We were at a predominantly young church, many of them married and starting to have babies. We then began to walk with different friends through miscarriages, infertility, and scary birth situations. I remember feeling so unawareContinue reading “The power of language- Emily’s experience of infertility & pregnancy loss in East Asia”

Niara’s arrival in Nairobi- Elizabeth’s story

My husband and I met in West Africa where he was on a church planting team and I was working in public health with a faith based NGO. We got married and started our life together in his home country of Kenya. We were settled in Nairobi at the time we got pregnant and thereforeContinue reading “Niara’s arrival in Nairobi- Elizabeth’s story”

Cardiac complications and Hydrops in Indonesia- Amy’s story

Our third son Phineas’ story began about a month after our family moved overseas to Indonesia.  We had just lost a baby due to ectopic pregnancy 2 months prior and weren’t expecting to get pregnant again so soon. God had other wonderful plans.  In the midst of culture shock and the stress of transition, we found outContinue reading “Cardiac complications and Hydrops in Indonesia- Amy’s story”

Midwife’s Musings- Birth bag- What do I need?

What do I need to pack? This is a question I’m often asked by pregnant women. It’s something that can vary if you are in a host country, so I’ve included some top tips, as well as tips from Instagram followers who have kindly shared their experiences. If you’d like to add yours, feel freeContinue reading “Midwife’s Musings- Birth bag- What do I need?”

A Swedish experience of a challenging pregnancy and birth in the States – Sophia’s story

I was born and raised in Europe but I lived in the US when I found out I was pregnant. I had come to the US in 2005 to be an au pair (live-in nanny), and then ended up staying, getting my Bachelor’s and Master’s and working throughout. I started out in Washington DC, butContinue reading “A Swedish experience of a challenging pregnancy and birth in the States – Sophia’s story”

Midwife’s Musings- When to ask for help

Whilst most pregnancies are ‘straight forward’ and many women won’t experience any of these problems, it is always good to be prepared, just incase. If you are pregnant or a new parent abroad, particularly if you are in a remote location, knowing when you need medical help can feel like a mine field. Our bodiesContinue reading “Midwife’s Musings- When to ask for help”