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
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
How far along? 40 weeks today! Total weight gain? Don’t know Maternity clothes? Yep, living in around 3 or 4 outfits now Stretch marks? D this week described my tummy as like a strawberry cornetto. I actually thought that was the nicest description I’d heard! Sleep? Often struggling to sleep until the early hours – … More The 39th week
Well, I meant to blog about each of the classes each week I went to them but never got round to it so thought I’d write a quick post now with my thoughts on all the classes overall. As discussed in an earlier post, we decided not to pay for the NCT classes and instead … More NHS Antenatal classes
How far along? 39 weeks tomorrow. Total weight gain? Don’t know Maternity clothes? Still loving my new coat, getting fewer and fewer comfy outfits. Stretch marks? I’m a tiger! Sleep? My body clock has altered and I am now pretty much on LA time. Which is great for catching up with my good friend who … More The 38th week
I’ve been meaning to pack my hospital bag for weeks now. I’d made a list from lists I’ve seen online and started buying things I needed and getting things together, but hadn’t actually managed to sit down and put it all in a bag ready. I’m not sure what was stopping me, really. Denial, possibly? … More Hospital Bag
I left work a couple of weeks ago, starting a couple of weeks of annual leave before maternity leave starts – so essentially, I started maternity leave as I won’t be going back now until after maternity leave ends. I had been counting down to going on maternity leave for a while – work was … More Starting Maternity Leave
How far along? At the end of my 30th week Total weight gain? Don’t know Maternity clothes? Definitely. Bought some new maternity pyjamas and that’s all I want to wear now! So comfy! Stretch marks? A couple! Sleep? Getting more broken. Waking a few times each night with numb legs and need to turn over, … More 30 weeks!
I had no idea it would be so difficult to find decent maternity wear which doesn’t cost the earth. I’m just glad I started early! Whilst I’m sure there used to be maternity sections in most high street shops, they seem to have been taken out of stores and placed mainly online. H&M and Debenhams … More I would go out tonight but I haven’t got a stitch to wear…