38 Weeks, Part 1

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It started out like any other Thursday. I went to my weekly OB appointment with 2 weeks left until my due date. My appointment was early in the morning before work, so it wouldn’t interrupt my workday as I wanted to wrap things up before my maternity leave. Little did I know things were about… Continue reading 38 Weeks, Part 1

38 Weeks, Pt. 3

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I didn’t know what preeclampsia or eclampsia was until I watched Downton Abbey. One of the audience favorite characters, Lady Sybil, dies from eclampsia shortly after giving birth to her child. Preeclampsia/eclampsia is a very serious pregnancy condition that can jeopardize the mother’s and/or baby’s lives. Gestational hypertension (high blood pressure while pregnant) is one… Continue reading 38 Weeks, Pt. 3

Last Day of Work

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As a woman in a male dominated industry, I was wary of getting pregnant and having a family. The video game industry isn’t conducive for family life, with crunch, poor maternity/paternity leave, and layoffs. When I worked at V1 Interactive, it was the first time in career I felt comfortable with starting a family. The… Continue reading Last Day of Work

Day Before Induction

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There was a lot to do the day before the induction (including a li’l retail therapy for myself). The day felt like a calm before the storm. I was most thankful that my mom was able to make it in time for my induction. *Note: There’ll be no webcomic next week as I’m on vacation.… Continue reading Day Before Induction