Life with Leska

Welcome to my Life with Leska Blog.

I have started this blog with the intention of helping other moms who have been through some tough and scary experiences. It is always easier talking to like-minded people, people you know will understand what you are going through.


About The Blog

Who am I?

I am wife, I am a mom, and I am also a high school Educator. I teach Biology and I absolutely LOVE the subject. My son was born (early) on the 23 January 2016. I am originally from Port Elizabeth but moved to Stellenbosch to study BSc and I met my husband Darron in my 1st year. We got married 5 years later and decided to stay in Cape Town. So we've made a living here.

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Why I have to blog

So... close friends and family will know the ordeal my family and I have been through these last few days. Let me explain a bit for those who don't know.

On the 19th of October I found out I was pregnant. I had an early miscarriage in July, I was about 4/5 weeks pregnant. I let the miscarriage happen naturally, I didn't tell my gynae or GP. So we were expecting this to be our rainbow baby. I started taking pregnancy supplements immediately and thought of rainbow baby announcements and even names!

Fast forward to this past Monday. Our first proper scan, hoping to hear a heartbeat and see something. Well we saw absolutely NOTHING. Nothing but fibroids and an empty thick uterus. My gynae's words were "I'm worried about this pregnancy." So he booked me for a laparoscopy the next day to see where the embryo was growing. Lo and behold our baby was growing in my left Fallopian tube. I was 8 weeks along so it was too big to just remove that, it had damaged my tube already, so there goes my baby AND my tube. The doctor said the chances of another ectopic pregnancy increases now so yes. I felt like he was saying "you'll possibly never have another child" but he didn't say that. I heard it though.

So yes. This blog is for my healing. I am still a bit sore physically but I haven't had a chance to deal with this emotionally as yet. I think writing will help me. And having other women and moms who have maybe been through this, to guide me and give me hope. We need all the hope we can get.

Welcome to Life with Leska.

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