Nesting in Qatar

It’s the day that says you’re reaching the end of pregnancy, it’s the day that says you’ll be welcoming a new personality into your home soon.   It’s a big day in any soon-to-be-mum’s life, yes, you’ve guessed it, it’s the day that you visit Ikea for the last time before the baby is born. There’s…

Pregnant in Doha

Back in the workforce four months after a four year maternity leave and just as the daily grind was beginning get mundane I discovered great news – pregnant again! As pregnancy is really the only long-term cure for work, I was delighted; and of course I was delighted to deliver a new bundle of joy…

It’s a Boy!

5 days and about 10 years overdue, at two o’clock on a Monday morning my baby started to make a move to arrive into the world.  Excitedly, I packed the final essentials, eye cream, magazines, iPod, completely looking forward to my mini-break in Doha Clinic.  I had read in my pregnancy manuals how these days…

Birth Plan

It was during one of the final visits to my pregnancy guru (gynaecologist) that she mentioned I should write a birth plan. Unaware that this facility was available, up to now I was under the impression that one was unable to control labour and delivery, let alone write a plan, but apparently things had moved…