pregnancy, Trying to Conceive

Trying to Conceive with IUI

Women who are ready to start a family but have not conceived the natural way, would find terms like IUI and IVF to be familiar. IUI stands for intrauterine insemination and involves depositing sperm into a woman’s uterus in hope of facilitating conception. IVF stands for In Vitro Fertilization where sperms and eggs are joined… Read More Trying to Conceive with IUI

Parenting, pregnancy, Trying to Conceive

Shettles Method – planning to have a girl or boy

My elder child is a girl. So I used the Shettles Method (with the help of Clearblue ovulation kit) to plan for a boy. When I tested BFP (Big Fat Positive – a trying to conceive term), I waited a few months to be told my dream came true! My boy is 15 months younger… Read More Shettles Method – planning to have a girl or boy

Baby Products, pregnancy, Thoughts and Feelings

Baby Diaper Bag

Every weekend, I would bring two bags with me when we bring our daughter out. When I saw the picture of Okiedog baby diaper bag (http://www.okiedog.com/snaz/index.php) on Motherhood magazine, I fell in love with it.  But the price tag of ~ SGD$89 didn’t make me too excited about purchasing it. I had intended to make… Read More Baby Diaper Bag

Food, pregnancy

Foods to avoid during pregnancy

Foods to avoid during pregnancy: • Raw meat – due to the risk of contamination with coliform bacteria, toxoplasmosis, and salmonella. (Eat only totally cooked food where no pink bits should be left.) • Raw eggs, or foods containing raw egg, e.g. Caesar dressing, mayonnaise, because raw eggs may be contaminated with salmonella. (Eggs should… Read More Foods to avoid during pregnancy