Managing Childhood Anxiety Through Sport – Shannyn’s Story

Managing Childhood Anxiety Through Sport - Real Stories of Motherhood

Motherhood has changed me, stretched me, pulled me apart. It has broken me down but it has also filled me with so much light and love. The one thing I ever wanted to be was a Mum. I am deeply grateful that I’ve been one of the lucky ones who’ve could experience the journey. But […]

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Natural Conception after Infertility and IVF – Adele’s Story

Natural Conception after IVF

THE IVF JOURNEY Infertility was something that came along unexpectedly and it came very close to breaking me. When I found out that conceiving naturally or without medication was out of the question, we had to have a very frank discussion about what the next steps would be. My partner and I knew how much we […]

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Miscarriage, Preterm Labour and Postnatal Depression – Kayte’s story

Miscarriage, Preterm Labour, PND - Kayte's Story

This isn’t my first marriage. My first was to an awful man. A nasty, violent, narcissist who brought me to my knees. I fell pregnant three times to that man, and miscarried each of them. Some god-faring folk might call that divine intervention,  it helps me feel better about it to call it ‘character building’.

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Juvenile Dermatomyositis and Polyarticular Arthritis – Leesa’s Story

Juvenile Dermatomyositis and polyarticular Arthritis

I was lucky enough to have two very normal and healthy pregnancies and birth two beautiful boys.  Life was great and Harrison, our youngest, was thriving. He was such a big, boisterous boy; chunky arms, tall and an eating machine.  Now I sit here in the Day Medical Ward at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, and wonder what was the […]

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Tokophobia – Therese’s story

When I was a young nurse I worked in a hospital with a maternity unit.  I was sent there for a six week rotation and got put into the labour ward. I witnessed quite a few labours and births; I hated every moment of it.

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