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Managing pain in pregnancy

So the last few weeks, aside from being fairly excruciating, have been a fascinating learning curve into managing pain. So I’m writing this in the hope of offering some ideas to anyone else who (like me) might be scouring the Internet for answers … Continue reading

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Five months pregnant, and my body has kicked in with some vicious pain. The left side of me is entirely unscathed. But on the right side, something’s going on between my back and my hip that’s making it excruciating to sit, … Continue reading

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A close friend received this some time ago in a letter, and I felt grateful to read it when I did. “I’m really sorry to hear your pain.  Yes, heartbreak is exactly a physical sensation, like it is breaking.  I … Continue reading

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Bonni Hall: Endorphins, Labour, Pain and Bonding

One of my favourite parenting-related websites is The Natural Child Project. I was over there, dredging around for articles about natural childbirth for a friend who’s expecting a baby soon. Out here in South Africa, planned Caesarians are all the … Continue reading

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