• Mommy

    Pain in the Bum!

    Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the lowest part of your rectum and anus. Trust me when I say this, it is one of the most painful experiences anyone can ever have. Let us talk about this enormous pain in the butt. Personally, I have had issue even before pregnancy with hemorrhoids and anal fissures. The natural and easy process of going to the bathroom has always been pretty painful, and bloody for a long time. I knew my diet was at fault. I didn’t really have a healthy diet back then. And during my various check ups with the doctors, surgery was recommended. But since it did not have guaranteed results, I…

  • New Born

    The Dreaded Jabs!

    Knowing the madness that is part of getting vaccinations at the health centers here in Qatar, I made sure I got my appointments well in advance. In fact, I made the appointment for 24 April, on 24 March itself. I was not going to risk not getting an appointment. And considering that I am not insured, I absolutely was not willing to pay thousands of riyals to get it done privately. The difference for the 2-month at a health center and the private I go to is just QR 2200. HA! No, thanks. Anyhow, the two-month vaccinations include Rota1, PCV1, and Hexa. So, that is two shots to the thighs,…

  • Let's Talk Breast Feeding,  New Born

    The Half Month Mark – Breastfeeding

    Of course I knew that this was not going to be easy but little did I fathom how bloody difficult it actually was going to be. I mean come on!! As mammals, as mothers, this should come naturally to me, right? Wrong! Absolutely wrong. At the hospital, I did have skin to skin, and he did have a drink within the first 40minutes he was born. So that was A GOOD START. But during the time I was in the hospital, I did need help from the nurses to have him LATCH. But I pegged that down to exhaustion – after all, I had just had a baby. But even after…

  • Pregnancy

    Pregnancy Toothache Woes!

    This is something I really wish I knew more about. That being pregnant can affect your teeth. I was really shocked at the number of hits I got when I was Googling this, after I was in a miserable condition because of the toothache. And this post is about my pregnancy toothache woes! Because of constant vomiting and hormones, your teeth can be a real pain. Trust me, I know. I woke up one night in such horrid pain that I was screaming and wailing while tossing around in my bed. I was scared that the neighbours would come. My face felt like it had been punched! My eyes, cheeks,…

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