28 Days in a Brazilian NICU: The Mom Milking Room

My daughter was born seven weeks early due to placental abruption.  That was a new term for me, placental abruption. Another one was UTIN.  That’s the acronym in Portuguese for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). … Read More

7 Weeks Early

The contractions started just before 5pm.  I didn’t know that’s what they were.  It was my first pregnancy and I’d never felt a contraction.  Everything I read about contractions emphasized back pain.  Oh the back… Read More

My Recommendation for an OBGYN in Vitoria

My expat identity has taken a back seat in my last few posts to the teacher or pregnant woman part of me, but after reading some blog entries from other expats in Brazil I’ve been… Read More

Diagnosis: Information Overload

The Internet is amazing.  Easy communication between continents, quick access to the rules on semicolon usage, and adorable animal videos.  What’s not to love?  Well, for me, the gross amount of information available on pregnancy… Read More