The Mummy Files: Tan’s Pregnancy Experience

First Person, Health & Wellbeing


Most women have an idea or a gut feeling that they are pregnant around day 5 or 7 of a missed period. In some cases, once a positive pregnancy test has been revealed, you can almost feel relieved, like “oh! So that’s where my period disappeared to” or “shit, I am actually pregnant”. This is usually followed by a whole whirlwind of emotions.

Yes, you can say No

Editor, Health & Wellbeing

Wake up at 6am, drive through traffic to get to work, allow the hasty driver behind you to push in front, start your work, agree to take on those extra tasks (even though you’re already bogged down), stay behind late to finish those extra tasks, agree to cover the early shift tomorrow, drive through traffic to get home, help your friend out with their dissertation paper, lend another friend £20 until they get paid, order a take away because you’re so drained, skip the bubble bath that you promised yourself because you’re tired, drag yourself to bed. Do it all again tomorrow.