Category Archives: Pregnancy

The Ever-changing Pregnant Body

I watch my body balloon and everything familiar about it disappear. Movements are more planned. The ease and flow of my being is stifled. I wait anxiously for some instinctual maternal haze to fall gently down around me and relieve … Continue reading

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Pregnant Perceptions

When I was pregnant I felt like a luscious tropical fruit walking around. One of the maternity dresses I sewed for myself was a pink mumuu. When I wore it I felt like a pink cloud floating in the sky. … Continue reading

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Pregnancy

The adventure that transforms woman and man into parents – giving life, bearing life, protecting life. * * * * * I have known for over a week now that I am pregnant, ad I have felt a growing tension. … Continue reading

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A baby but no father…

The chance to have a baby was wonderful for me. He is healthy, but the one thing I can’t offer him is a father or a good friend. For us both, I hope one day to meet such a good … Continue reading

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Carrying Your Child Alone

For many couples, a baby is the first real challenge they encounter. The uncertainties, questions and adjustments of the first child threaten the relationship. They must be ready to change their habits, to break the cocoon which nurtured their love, … Continue reading

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To Give Life…

If the experiences of pregnancy and childbirth are a turning point in a woman’s life, they are not a solution to our life, nor a goal. It is more of a calling that we are given to explore. It is … Continue reading

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Welcoming new life within

I’ve seen your picture once, through waves of sound, But mostly must imagine who you are. Do you dream of me, as I dream of you Little flutter, little infant, little one? Ellen, Woodstock, Ontario * * * * * … Continue reading

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