Tag Archives midwife check

My Birthing Story – the afterbirth

My Birthing Story – the afterbirth

It was approximately an hour after birth, I was having the magical moments with our new baby daughter and I was starting to feel a bit faint, I wasn't quite with it and I could feel my brain slowing down, almost like I couldn't talk properly and people were there but not there, if that makes sense. I could also feel gushes of blood coming out, which I assumed to be normal at this point, as I know it's normal to loose blood. Jane came back into the delivery suite and explained that she had checked the placenta and there was a little piece missing!VIEW the POST

The calm before the storm…

The calm before the storm…

It was Saturday, my due date (5th May 2012) and I was feeling very poorly, I'd had braxton hicks all day and it got to about 10pm and I started feeling sick, I had a fever, diarrhoea and the braxton hicks felt a lot worse. I managed to get myself to sleep, only to be woken up in the middle of the night with mild contraction feelings: they passed after an hour and I went to sleep again. I woke up Sunday to have absolutely nothing! Bank holiday Monday, we tried 2 of the things that you are advised to do, to spur on labour but they didn't work... Still no baby!Tuesday I had braxton hicks all day and evening, but by this time I wasn't thinking anything of them because I just thought that this baby is never going to come out... Wednesday I had again ...

37 week midwife check

Today I had my midwife check for 37 weeks, she was a nice midwife and the one I saw last time. So we went from having a stressful time last check up due to Noah being a menace to this time , where he spent the entire appointment crying because I’d woken him up taking him out of the car. I can’t win sometimes! Next time hoping hubby comes along to help; it’ll be his first visit to midwife with this baby at 39 weeks!! Well midwife said that everything is cooking nicely, measurements were spot on, my blood pressure is fine (which shocked me) and heart beat of baby Constant is also fine. She did mention again that the colour indicates to be the same as last week! I wonder?! She came to the part where she feels for baby and where it’s lying, and she smiled as she…