Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya, & Yellow Fever

There are over 3,000 species of mosquitoes. A fact I think proves there’s no benevolent deity. This post is a run down of the basic info on the common mosquito born diseases in Brazil: dengue, zika,… Read More

Knocked Up Abroad Again is Now Available!

I’m thrilled to announce that after a successful Kickstarter campaign Knocked Up Abroad Again is available for purchase on Amazon! Hip, hip, hooray! Hip, hip…Dear god, I’m never doing another Kickstarter campaign again. I wasn’t… Read More

Dear New Parents: Your Child Will Crush You

I recently attended a baby shower for my brother and sister-in-law’s first born. There was cake and onesies strung across the mantle. The expectant parents got stocked up on the essentials from a stroller to… Read More

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