The Clinic Called...

The Clinic Called…

Months of injections. Intrusive exams.  Gruelling scans. Scheduled sex – not fun. Negative tests. Frustration. What?  It’s not negative? It’s positive? Say again? In my belly? Are you sure?  Our little bean!  Thirty-six weeks left! I didn’t even know the party had started! Image Credit: nenetus / freedigitalphotos.net Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin

Paid Maternity Leave:  Is America Behind?

Paid Maternity Leave: Is America Behind?

By this point, most of you are aware that I’m pro-human. To me, that means that we should support humanity – starting prior to birth (yes, I stand with Planned Parenthood), right through childhood and into old age. I’m talking about Women’s health, gun control, food stamps, and helping out where ever we can. America Read More

11 Thoughts While Having a Transvaginal Ultrasound - Sammiches and Psych Meds

11 Thoughts While Having a Transvaginal Ultrasound – Sammiches and Psych Meds

As a woman of a certain age, I’ve had enough doctors, nurses, technicians, interns, and members of the general public up in my hooha that if I lined them all up, we could fill out a parade. With two miscarriages, three children and a round of fertility treatments under my belt, I’ve had more ultrasounds than I can count on all my Read More

On The Road: Making Dreams Happen

My Journey to Motherhood

I had two miscarriages with my ex prior to my pregnancy with my eldest.  I spent a lot of the pregnancy trying to do things I hadn’t done in the previous two.  I somehow got it into my head that I’d done something “wrong” that caused the miscarriages.  Logically, I was aware that one out Read More