I love studies. Yes, I am a bit of a nerd. But I love the idea that just going along for routine tests or scans can possibly help save or improve lives in the future. There is something very magical in that.
If you’ve had Pelvic Girdle Pain or SPD (symphysis pubis dysfunction) you’ll know it’s horrible. If you haven’t, it’s horrible.
Due to my higher BMI (31 – I blame the Dairy Milk), several previous miscarriages and my age I have been referred to midwifery with obstetric care. So my husband and I headed off to the John Radcliffe with plenty of time and, as we are now old hands at this, made sure we leftContinue reading “New Bump in Town : Week 16, Meet your Obstetrician!”
The 12 week scan (usually between 8 and 14 weeks) is often the first time you will meet your baby if you haven’t had an early scan. There they are – an actual real life baby with arms and legs and everything.
This week I had my booking in appointment with the midwives in Abingdon. I was pleased that I could self-refer to the midwives if I wanted to bypass GP services (for the second baby I didn’t want to use GP time unless I had to but for the first it’s a useful appointment to askContinue reading “New Bump in Town : 9 Weeks, Booking in”
It’s been a rather rocky few weeks for us as I have history of multiple miscarriage and my anxiety has been through the roof, but thanks to the incredible Recurrent miscarriage unit at the John Radcliffe and the Early Pregnancy Unit at Rose Hill, they have made me feel less panicky and more relaxed withContinue reading “New Bump in Town : 6 weeks, It’s Early But….”
Newly pregnant and having a baby in Oxfordshire!
We love taking part in consultations to improve maternity services in Oxfordshire so we are really excited to be taking part in the Oxfordshire NHS Continuity of Care workshops in differing pathways of care. We have taken part in workshops around Induction and Bereavement so far. Here is our co-chair Louise at the most recentContinue reading “Continuity of Carer Steering Group”
And it was brilliant! The nice people at the Bumps and Babies company very kindly gave us a stall at the Kassam Stadium for the Oxfordshire Baby and Toddler Show 2020. Ably assisted by the amazing Stacey and Pauline (both midwives at Wallingford Birth centre) we had a brilliant show, meeting women and their partnersContinue reading “We went to a Baby Show!”
At the end of September, Co-Chair Hayley took part in a podcast about baby loss and bereavement with Chief Midwifery Officer Jacqui Dunkley-Bent. Professor Jaqueline Dunkley Bent – Chief Midwifery Officer for England talks to Jessica Clasby-Monk, David Monteith and Hayley Leyshon about how we can better work with bereaved parents to make maternity servicesContinue reading “Working with bereaved parents to make maternity services safer – Podcast episode”