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40 Week: Bumpometer

40 Week: Bumpometer

The infamous due date has finally come around and we are 40 weeks pregnant today, I cannot believe how quickly it has got here and how much faster this whole pregnancy has been this time around.This week I have had really bad tummy cramps and more recently I have had back pains too, I am guessing this is all a sign that my body is getting ready for baby to come and say hello. I have also been experiencing a lot of stinging pains - which I am informed is where baby is resting its head, so thank you little one. Its putting pressure on some nerves that is making it sting everytime I walk around, some steps more painful than others - along with the SPD it is a little bit frustrating, but I know it will be over soon. Maybe today, maybe tomorrow- but definitely within the ...

The Midwife Appointment: 32 week check

The Midwife Appointment: 32 week check

The appointment went well, considering! I went in with the mood of not to be messed with, came out feeling like I hadn't been messed about - so that's a bonus! I firstly spoke to the midwife about my sickness bug, the cramps and tightenings I'd had all weekend. She told me the tightenings were fine and there are lots of bugs about so not to worry. Which is good, she said as long as I managed to keep liquid down, it's fine. My wee sample came up perfect, if I was still poorly from the weekend it would've flagged up, surely? I then proceeded to discuss my absolute disappointment in the lack of support from the physio and the midwives when calling them up about it. She told me she is going to personally write to the physio, explaining I've been trying to arrange an appointment and hopefully ...

Getting appointments during your pregnancy…

“With both of my pregnancies so far, I have found that getting appointments during your pregnancy are relatively straightforward. From the booking in appointment (at approximately 8 weeks) to all of my midwife check-up appointments (up until the due date), I have never had any issues seeing the midwife. In fact, I have always been very pleased with the communication between the midwives. Typically I have always had about 2 or 3 midwives throughout the pregnancy – this is nothing to worry about though as the midwives all share the responsibilities of their area. If you imagine the daily routine of a midwife can consist of pregnancy check-ups, hospital routines to delivering babies, it would be extremely hard work for just one midwife to cover all bases!” To read more go to the Talkmum blog: http://www.talkmum.com/2012/03/getting-appointments-during-your-pregnancy/  

SPD: The do’s and don’ts

SPD: The do’s and don’ts

I finally got a letter through from my midwife; not with an appointment for the Physio, but telling me I had to book it myself (the rules have changed apparantly) and a list of what to do and not to do throughout pregnancy when you are suffering from SPD. Here are a few of the main pointers from the midwife, some of which I do anyway: wear pelvic support belt use crutches to walk, if very painful reduce time you have to stand or walk. Don't stand if you can sit, don't sit if you can lie! take shorter steps when walking avoid straddle positions avoid standing on one leg do your pelvic floor muscle exercises (see PFF 'app' review) place a pillow between your legs when sleeping when standing, tighten your bum muscles together as hard as you can for 5 seconds. Repeat it 10 times a day, twice a day

29 weeks: Bumpometer

29 weeks: Bumpometer

This week there isn't much change from last week, I still have pain in the pelvis and I am feeling tired. I'm not letting myself slow down just yet though as I have so much to do. Still awaiting the physio appointment, but the midwife said to wait until 2 weeks and then chase it, fingers crossed something comes through the post tomorrow. Bump is very "bumpy" at the moment, every single movement feels like I am getting kicked into the beyond and looks like a section of Alien the movie. Not that I want to compare my baby to an alien, but you know what I mean. Why is it that everyone keeps telling me to get to bed early, I know I need to get to bed early, yet I never seem to make it to bed (to sleep) until at least midnight... then up at 7am the next day! How ...

The Midwife Appointment: 28 week check

Midwife appointment today, I always look forward to hearing bubba’s heartbeat, so it’s a very exciting appointment for me. Today wasn’t so happy, 2 words – BLOOD TESTS! I hate them and I had to have them today, I was unprepared, I didn’t have my chocolate fix for afterwards and I have spent all afternoon feeling a little woozy. Yes, call me a wimp.   This is from Noah’s pregnancy – I was 25 weeks here… Bump looks very similar this time around. The pregnancy is very similar too, the only thing that is really different is the pain in my pelvis! I have SPD 🙁 I have been referred to the physio and hopefully they will be able to help me… fingers crossed. I will let you know about that when it happens! The symptoms I am feeling are stinging pains and aching pains in my pelvis area, things…