Unexpected Pregnancy Complications Part 2

Naturally I was in complete shock after being admitted into hospital. I was wheeled into my room, helped on to the bed and told not to get off it. Fortunately I was allowed to lie elevated in bed, there are some in my situation that are forced to lie flat for the duration of their pregnancy. The attending midwife told me that they had two other patients currently on bed rest who were also suffering from a shortened cervix, I know it’s awful but it was incredibly comforting to hear, at least I wasn’t alone.

Once we had completed my admission papers, my husband left to go home and pack my things and for the first time I as left alone in my room. At this point I had no emotion, I was just numb, everything was really a blur for the next hour. The next real thing I remember is Samantha, my OBGYN coming to see me, it was at this point that the reality of my situation hit home. She told me that she was concerned with my ability to get my baby to a safe gestation, so we would have to take it one week at a time. Our first target was to get past the 28 week mark, at which point I would be rescanned to check my measurements and to assess if treatment was helping. Treatment involved strict bed rest with daily shower and toilet privileges, a course of Celestone injections (steroids for the baby’s lung development), daily progesterone suppositories and daily Clexane injections (blood thinner, because I was at risk of developing a blood clot as I wasn’t moving). Looked like I was going to have to get over my fear of needles pretty quickly.
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Foodie Corner – Breakfast Thieves, Green Refectory, Nieuw Amsterdam

It has been a pretty hectic week, but I’ve managed to get out for a bite to eat a couple of times, so here are this weeks reviews.

Breakfast Thieves
420 Gore Street
Fitzroy Vic 3065

Breakfast Thieves is located in a quiet little street just off Smith Street in Fitzroy and there is plenty of street parking around. Now I read a few reviews before I went and many of them said that the service wasn’t great, however my experience was quite the opposite, the staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating (which isn’t always easy when you walk in to a small place with a stroller), so first impressions were all great.

In terms of food our experience was a bit mixed, we had the PBJ French toast and the Malaysian pork burger with fried enoki mushrooms. The French toast was ahhhhhmazing! Seriously the mix of flavours in the toast, peanut butter soil, raspberry jelly, lemon curd and candied bacon was  just perfect. This is definitely a menu highlight.

The burger on the other hand wasn’t so great, I’m huge on really flavoursome food, but the marinade of the pork was way too rich, it was bordering on sickly. To make matters worse, the burger was incredibly difficult to eat as the pork was topped with a big slab of battered enoki mushrooms which didn’t have much taste. It’s rare that I leave food, but I actually left half of the burger and ordered a white chocolate and nutella lamington to make up for it.
So in the end I really don’t know how I feel about the Breakfast Thieves, would I rush back? Not sure, but if I was in the area I would seriously think about giving that french toast another crack.


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Unexpected Pregnancy Complications

Earlier this year I had my first child which has been the toughest, yet the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done, I know cliché, but it’s the truth. Ooohhh, and did I say the toughest? Anyway, I wanted to share my pregnancy story because while I was pregnant I was desperately trying to find out more information and other women who had encountered the same complications that I did.

My pregnancy started without any really significant issues, a bit of spotting early on and nausea that drove me nuts up until  was 16 weeks. I had a miscarriage prior to this pregnancy, so the sight of blood freaked me out, but after a quick check up I was given the all clear, although at the back of my mind I was always worried. To be honest, as much as the nausea irritated me, it also comforted me, it meant that I was still pregnant. Then it stopped right as I started to feel bubs move, so from that point on, I was more relaxed about my pregnancy.

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