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I'm Back! My Pregnancy Journey as an Oboist

Hello friend,

At the moment of writing this blog post I am 8 weeks postpartum and am slowly adjusting to life as a new mother.

Looking back, pregnancy for me was pretty smooth sailing apart from week 6 to week 15 when I had morning sickness. I was able to continue playing the oboe normally all the way up to my due date although I did get a little more breathless from about week 26 onwards. Due to Covid, I did not have many performances during my pregnancy anyway. Hence I took the opportunity to pace myself playing-wise and started focussing more on easier and shorter pieces towards the end of my pregnancy as I was also getting increasingly fatigued carrying a huge weight around. During this time, I found the 45 Wiedemann etudes very suitable and comfortable to play. They are also melodious which made playing the oboe enjoyable. I see them as miniature character pieces.

Me at 16 weeks pregnant

Baby Oliver arrived on 1st June 2021, 2.5 weeks before my expected due date. My husband and I are over the moon with our little bundle of joy.