New Bump in Town : How I really feel about all…this.

Vice-Chair Claire shares her concerns and thoughts on giving birth during the Coronavirus pandemic in Oxfordshire.

Partners, Pregnancy and Birth

Whether you have a partner of a different or the same sex as yourself, whether you or they have or are transitioning and whatever gender you identify as, having a supportive partner through pregnancy is vital. While pregnancy is exciting, it can also be scary and if you have complications, downright terrifying.

New Bump in Town : Self Isolating and staying Sane

Vice-Chair Claire is 25 weeks pregnant with a toddler and is on lock down. It’s Day 5. How is she coping? She gives some tips for dealing with it.

New Bump in Town : Week 16, Meet your Obstetrician!

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!”

New Bump in Town : 9 Weeks, Booking in

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”

New Bump in Town : 6 weeks, It’s Early But….

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….”