Blogs

January 14, 2020

BLOG 27 – A WOMAN’S FOUR QUALITIES

Recap: Vee tells Zani about her seven miscarriages – and how she made peace with her heartache. Zani marvels at the fact that the most motherly person […]
January 7, 2020

BLOG 26 – HOW CAN THIS BE POSSIBLE

Recap: Zani’s world falls apart because she is not pregnant. Dr Cohen explains that a miscarriage is often nature’s way of protecting itself against damage or disability, […]
December 31, 2019

BLOG 25 – HELLO DARKNESS, MY OLD FRIEND

Recap: Zani gets all fired up about researching and choosing the most suitable birth team, but then the result of her blood test chills her to the […]
December 24, 2019

BLOG 24 – THIS CANNOT BE TRUE

Recap: Zani and Jake have a wonderful weekend, delighting in their little (big!) secret. Finally, it is time for Zani’s blood test, and Dr Cohen patiently answers […]
December 17, 2019

BLOG 23 – IN PREGNANCY HEAVEN

Recap: Zani’s home-pregnancy kit confirms that she’s pregnant, and wild joy ensues. Then she and Jake are overcome by the magnitude of it all. Zani’s doctor is […]
December 10, 2019

BLOG 22 – BABY HAS LANDED

Recap: Zani experiences the tell-tale signs of early pregnancy and buys no fewer than three home urine test kits. With nerves on end, she looks at the […]
December 3, 2019

BLOG 21 – COULD I BE PREGNANT?

Recap: The whirl of facts and figures Jake came upon while researching attraction, conception and foetal development is about to take on new meaning if – and […]
November 26, 2019

BLOG 20 – BABY SHAPING: A SPELLBINDING PROCESS

Recap: The multimedia program outlining the process of conception confirms Jake’s belief that men are phenomenal production machines. He is now ready to be wowed by what […]
November 19, 2019

BLOG 19 – ONLY THE STRONGEST AND FITTEST

Recap: Jake’s love of technology leads him to a multimedia program explaining human attraction, conception and foetal development in terms of his and Zani’s personal experience. Although […]
November 12, 2019

BLOG 18 – THE SCIENCE OF BABY MAKING

Recap: Zani is ecstatic. After hours of researching what being a new father involves and really feels like, Jake is ready to take on the challenge. And […]
November 5, 2019

BLOG 17 – I WANT TO GET IT RIGHT – WITH YOU

Recap: As soon as Zani surrenders the need to be in control, to please, and to prove herself all the time, she is overcome by relief […]
October 29, 2019

BLOG 16 – ZANI’S BREAKTHROUGH

Recap: Zani’s conversation with Vee creates something of a domino effect in her head. Suddenly, she realises what her priority should be. Before I do anything else, […]
October 22, 2019

BLOG 15 – PEOPLE WITH FRIGID BREATH?

Recap: Zani and Jake agree to meet at the Cradle after Jake’s cycling session, to talk about “the baby business”. Zani packs far too many things […]
October 15, 2019

BLOG 14 – TRAVELLING LIGHTLY

Recap: Vee’s belief that no situation has inherent meaning, and that giving meaning is something only our minds can do, takes Zani by surprise. Could it be […]
October 8, 2019

BLOG 13 – HEALING & WHOLENESS

Recap: Jake’s silence on Project Baby and Zani’s doubts regarding his adherence to the preconceptual care plan ushers in Dread, Anxiety and Fear. Before she can […]
October 1, 2019

BLOG 12 – FINALLY, A SAFE SPACE

Recap: Jake suggests they follow the 104-day preconceptual care programme to improve their health in general, but insists they postpone the final decision on having a baby […]
September 24, 2019

BLOG 11 – LAVENDER, ROSE, MINT AND JASMINE

Recap: Zani’s elation, inspired by Jake’s meticulous notes on preconceptual care, soon makes way for a sense of dread. Who would have guessed that co-creating a […]
September 17, 2019

BLOG 10 – SO NOT FOR SISSIES

Recap: While Jake presents his findings on preconceptual care – which clearly is going to require dedication and quite a bit of self-sacrifice from both mom and […]
September 10, 2019

BLOG 9 – A THREE MONTH PREP, FOR REAL?

Recap: The special dinner Zani arranged has had the desired effect. Not entirely due to the menu, of course, surely those high heels also played a […]
September 3, 2019

BLOG 8 – WHO NEEDS VALENTINE’S DAY?

Recap: Jake shocks (and delights) Zani by revealing that he is doing his own research on preconceptual care. She cannot help but arrange a very special dinner […]
August 27, 2019

BLOG 7 – A KNOCK-OVER SURPRISE

Recap: Even though Zani and Jake both act as if they never had the baby conversation, Zani is right back at her computer googling ‘Perfect Parents’ – […]
August 20, 2019

BLOG 6 – THE SPECIES CALLED ‘PERFECT PARENTS’

Recap: Zani’s attempt at convincing Jake that making and raising ‘the perfect baby’ is simply a question of doing the necessary research and then applying oneself, does […]
August 13, 2019

BLOG 5 – MOVING IN FOR THE KILL

Recap: Zani’s findings reveal that co-creating a child in a mindful way involves far more than deciding whether to have a glass of wine during pregnancy or […]
August 6, 2019

BLOG 4 – WILL MY MAN MAKE THE GRADE?

Recap: Zani has taken control of Project Baby and formulated a research strategy, covering everything from preconceptual care to the most desirable place to give birth. If […]
July 30, 2019

BLOG 3 – I’LL FIGURE IT OUT!

Recap: When Zani googles ‘pregnancy and birth’, a zillion websites pop up, flooding her with the enormity of the choices and responsibility involved in becoming a parent. […]
July 23, 2019

BLOG 2 – AM I SELFISH TO WANT A BABY?

Recap: One evening, completely out of the blue, it strikes Zani: she wants a baby. Her man, Jake, clearly hopes when she uses the word ‘baby’, […]
July 16, 2019

BLOG 1 – THE ITCH

My name is Zani. I am a thirty-year old (okay – thirtiesh) professional from an otherwise ordinary background. And while I’m not going to win a […]