Pregnancy Updates - August

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Re: Pregnancy Updates - August

Postby Violet_Cue » 12 Aug 2014, 11:56

Hope everyone is feeling okay.

I have an awful head cold. I just want to sleep all the time. If my boobs didn't weigh 800 lbs and ache I would wonder if I was imagining the whole pregnancy thing. Not the worst sort of first trimester really.

Starting to get some low ligament pain/ twinges. I had a really bad one last time around that had me rushed to hospital (they thought it was my appendix) and of course I worry it will be as bad (or that it is some indication of ectopic) but then it goes away and I forget about it.

J has suggested we'll be bringing two babies home. I replied that is a lot of babies, and that usually we only have one at a time. I guess we'll see. I already look huge, but that is because I weigh about the same as I did at 7 months pregnant with J and my body "remembers" where it all should go... :oops: Certainly I haven't been keeping it a secret and I expect work will all know this week when I get back from vacation.

8 weeks done and 28-34 to go...
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - August

Postby nearlymumtobabyfk » 12 Aug 2014, 12:00

Hope you find some comfort biddy (( )) and glad the scan has helped a bit Maggie.
I'm just back from first MW appointment. Typically it wasn't my actual midwife though, which made me a bit sad. I forgot to mention to her that I'm feeling a bit cold a lot of the time. Not freezing, just a bit chilly. Anyone else had this? Anything to worry about?
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - August

Postby nearlymumtobabyfk » 12 Aug 2014, 12:03

Hi there v_c, I think there must only be a week or 2 between us. Just wanted to say I'm having twinges too. They were very frequent in first 6 weeks. Less so now but still pretty painful. The joys eh!
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - August

Postby Lily » 12 Aug 2014, 13:14

Hello everyone. Very early days here, nothing to report yet really, but I just wanted to pop my head round the door.

nearlymumtobabyfk wrote:I'm just back from first MW appointment. Typically it wasn't my actual midwife though, which made me a bit sad. I forgot to mention to her that I'm feeling a bit cold a lot of the time. Not freezing, just a bit chilly. Anyone else had this? Anything to worry about?


Yes, I get this. I usually feel cold for a few days before AF arrives, so it's a bit unnerving as a pregnancy symptom, but I guess it's just a hormonal effect. I'd be interested to hear what your midwife says about it if you mention it next time, though.

So do you get the same midwife throughout, then, nearlymum, in theory? I am getting to grips with a new system here, as Izbiz was born in London and I had all my antenatal appointments at the hospital, with a different midwife every time; it meant that by the time Iz arrived I had met all the midwives on the team, so I recognised the various people who were on shift when I was labouring. But here there seem to be just two community midwives who do all the antenatal care, at the GP surgery and at home (I suppose they do postnatal too), and then a separate team at the hospital. Bit weird to think that I won't go to the maternity unit or meet the hospital midwives till I'm in labour.
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - August

Postby nearlymumtobabyfk » 12 Aug 2014, 13:31

I know lily, it is odd to have the care split I think. Makes going into hospital all the more daunting. But yes, in theory, you see the same midwife, or at least one of two. Today it was a woman who isn't even on the team...my friend has recently told me about a company called 1:1 midwives, through whom you can get a 1:1 midwife, free of charge as it's a commissioned service by the NHS. I think I may get in touch for an exploratory chat. Their main focus is homebirths, but I believe they can also support with a hospital birth too
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - August

Postby nearlymumtobabyfk » 12 Aug 2014, 13:32

Oh and yes, your community midwife will do your post natal care too, which I have to say for me was the best bit of the system
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - August

Postby nearlymumtobabyfk » 13 Aug 2014, 08:57

Moan alert... Been up all night with Amaya with a raging temp, had to come into work as I've agreed to cover stuff, just puked the little breakfast I managed in front of all my colleagues. I want to do a little cry...
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - August

Postby junglewonderland » 13 Aug 2014, 09:06

Hugs to you nearlymum, that sucks!
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - August

Postby pirate_han » 13 Aug 2014, 10:25

(((nearlymum))) If it makes you feel any better, this morning I tried to buy milk in Tesco and vommed all over the floor and wet myself in front of an aisle of customers. Damn you Tesco and your stupid first floor shopping, how are people meant to get outside in time to puke??
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - August

Postby nearlymumtobabyfk » 13 Aug 2014, 11:31

Oh p_h, that's terrible ((( ))) are you feeling OK now? My wonderful boss sent me home. His words were 'fun as it is watching you be sick in your own mouth, I think you should probably go home'. Hooray for bosses with 4 children... Hope you're able to get some rest this afternoon x
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - August

Postby NorthernKitten » 14 Aug 2014, 19:20

Saw midwife today. A bit :o at the fact that 'nice guidelines mean I'm not supposed to listen to baby's heartbeat... Unless of course you ask for it' (wink wink) and 'nice guidelines say I'm not supposed to see you again until 30 weeks... Unless of course you ask for one sooner in which case you can have one at 25 weeks' (which is still 9 weeks between appointments).

As she was so insistent, we had a listen, and I have an app for 25 weeks, which still strikes me as a looooong wait.

On the slightly less impressed with her 'rule bending' approach, I did honestly try to tell her how I've been feeling. I even said things like 'I'm not coping' but she just smiled and nodded and booked an app for mid October. Never explicitly asked how I was feeling, and ignored me when I tried to raise it.

Gave up in the end and smiled, nodded, and agreed to see her in October.
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - August

Postby pirate_han » 14 Aug 2014, 19:33

NK, can you call her team leader and request a referral to the midwife specialising in mental health?

That isn't good enough, but it sounds like something my own midwife would do and I have had better luck speaking to her team leader.
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - August

Postby Maggie#4 » 14 Aug 2014, 21:28

Nk, you can speak to your GP too. They might be more useful. Rubbish having appts spaced that far apart. I only agreed to wait 8wks (8wk-16wks) because I'd have a scan and a cons appt in that time.
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - August

Postby Kanga » 19 Aug 2014, 21:15

31 weeks here now although not sure how that happened!! Getting quite a lot of back ache compared to the others, or at least what I remember. Also seem to have developed a varicose vein down below which is unpleasant although not particularly uncomfy at the mo. spoke to the midwife & she said to rest lots & put my feet up to aid vein drainage. Fat chance with a 2 year old about & a 6 year old still off school!!

This was already planned to be the last but it definitely will be (bar an oops I suppose!) Feels like my body had had enough of being pregnant now which is a shame as the other 2 were a breeze!
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Re: Pregnancy Updates - August

Postby junglewonderland » 20 Aug 2014, 05:22

Ouch Kanga, that doesn't sound nice at all. There goes my idea about having 2 kids so they can play and look after each other...don't tell me that's not what happens <puts hands over ears> I hope you get a chance to put your feet up soon. Chuck the telly on?

I've got accepted to my lovely homebirth program again, yay. I found out a friend is pregnant, and due the day after me. She is having a homebirth too, and it turns out we have the same midwife! I haven't met the midwife yet but my friend has had her for her last two births. She sounds awesome- my friend described her as "this ocker mullet lady". Can't wait for my booking appt next week. How early can you hear the heartbeat? Will she be able to hear it on the Doppler? I'm still not completely convinced I'm pregnant. The only tangible evidence I have is a home pregnancy test that only I saw. Good problem to have, I know, thinking about those of you who are really sick and are in absolutely no doubt that you are preggers!
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