pregnancy

I’m Still Pro-Choice After My Miscarriage

[TW: Pregnancy, Miscarriage, Abortion] On 26 May 2018, I sat checking my phone as I waited for the result of Ireland’s abortion referendum. I am pro-choice, and at Nopebook HQ, we had a fundraising campaign in place knowing that, whatever the result, the law wouldn’t change immediately. Knowing that Irish …

Mental Health During Pregnancy

Trigger warning: Discussions of pregnancy including birth horror stories and possibility of miscarriage, mental health: anxiety and depression, and medication.  My first pregnancy came as a bit of a surprise, in fact I’d gone on WebMd and I had convinced myself that I was dying. Pregnancy never crossed my mind, …

Pregnant People and the Importance of Language

Recently, as always seems to happen, the media sunk their teeth into the latest stories they could use to bash both trans people and feminists in the same breath — the lobby to the UN to refer to those who are expecting as ‘pregnant people’, rather than ‘pregnant women’ or …

Goodbye Little One

Trigger warning: Miscarriage. — I don’t even know how to write this, I just know that I need to. To put words onto paper, to finally say all the things I’ve been wanting to scream and shout about for the last two weeks. I should have been announcing your arrival …

Sick of Royal Pregnancies? So is The Duchess

Kate’s pregnant again!! I know not everyone is fond of the monarchy but in my opinion another prince or princess on their way is adorable. Genuine delightful Disney opening material.  But Kate’s got a fair way to go until the little one makes its royal debut and let’s face it; …