Whilst on our “stork walk” or tour of the maternity unit, we were told that each room has an iPod dock and CD player to enable us to listen to music of our choice whilst giving birth, and the midwife asked whether we had put together our playlists yet. I have to admit, I’d not … More Music to give birth to…!
In the UK, you are classed as being at term at 37 weeks, with full term at 40 weeks. They will generally let you go to around 42 weeks before looking at medical inductions, assuming that you are low risk and baby is still moving normally etc. I find it interesting that in France, term … More Being overdue
How far along? 41 weeks tomorrow. Overdue and feeling it! Total weight gain? Don’t know Maternity clothes? Yep, still! Stretch marks? So many that the midwife was shocked when she saw my belly. Sleep? broken. Needing to get up more often to go to loo, husband snoring and baby wriggling makes sleeping difficult! Best moment … More The 40th week
Earlier on in my pregnancy I went in to the Maternity Assessment Unit to be monitored for reduced movements. I was around 33 weeks at the time. I had been on a course with work that day and just before lunchtime realised I hadn’t really felt any movements that morning. This wasn’t completely unusual, although … More Movements and monitoring