Vice-Chair Claire shares her concerns and thoughts on giving birth during the Coronavirus pandemic in Oxfordshire.
Well I am in the third trimester and on the downhill slide now! I’m officially 3 weeks away!
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.
Movement is a great way for you to know if something is not right. The charity Kicks Count encourage us mums to keep an eye on those kicks, rolls and punches throughout your pregnancy.
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.
Some musings on being pregnant in the middle of the coronavirus epidemic.
Our 20 week scan went well!
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!”
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….”