Category Archives: Pregnant Expat

I’m happy to get my medical care in Singapore these days…

I’ve been reflecting a lot recently about medical care here versus the US. I know this building WAY too well I initially injured my back in 1995 playing tennis in high school.  I had the occasional issue with my back … Continue reading

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Happy First Birthday Rhiannon

  My darling Rhiannon You are now one year old! This time last year we were still in the hospital, both of us still recovering from your unexpectedly early arrival into the world.  You were constantly cuddled close to me, … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays (Not Singaporean), Pictures, Pregnant Expat, Third Culture Kids, Travel, Video | 2 Comments

WAM-Breastfeeding in Singapore

In today’s post over at White as Milk, I discuss my experiences breastfeeding in Singapore, and some areas where improvements could be made to better support new moms.

Posted in Expat to Expat Advice, Pregnant Expat, Singapore, White as Milk, With Kids, Writing

My pre-eclampsia story (WAM)

May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month.  Pre-e is a common disease during pregnancy that doctors don’t educate patients about nearly as well as they should.  Come read about my experiences with it over at White as Milk.

Posted in Pregnant Expat, White as Milk, Writing

500

This is my 500th post at Expat Bostonians. I began the blog on March 8th, 2010; 2 years, 2 months and 9 or 10 days (depending on how you count the time difference) ago.  A blog seemed like the logical … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding: Figuring out what works for you and your baby

Short notice, but I will be a “featured guest” on a Live Talk at The Motherhood at 1am Singapore time (aka in 2 hours).  Our topic is “Breastfeeding: Figuring out what works for you and your baby.” Nancy Holtzman, a … Continue reading

Posted in Pregnant Expat, Singapore, With Kids

Friends…

You might remember that I was pregnant at the same time my close friend Ange was… Yesterday, Baby Rhi met Baby A…. Friends…. Ironically, Rhiannon is not my only child who has a friend born within a short time of … Continue reading

Posted in Boston, North America, Pictures, Pregnant Expat, Travel by Continent, Country, US | 2 Comments

Expat to Expat Advice–The Tuberculosis Vaccination

I’m so stridently, vocally pro-vaccine that it pains me to write this post. But there is a teeny tiny part of me that questions whether I should have allowed Rhiannon to receive the tuberculosis vaccination and is not looking forward … Continue reading

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Guest Post at Mummy in Provence

Today I can also be found as a guest poster over at Mummy in Provence. Ameena does this really wonderful series on the Global Differences of having a baby abroad.  Written by expats around the world, you can read about … Continue reading

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Mother & Child – For new parents

If I were back in Boston, I would have spent a great deal of time with Isis Parenting, an amazing local resource that combines breastfeeding support, developmental classes for caregiver and baby, retail space and all manner of support you … Continue reading

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