Pregnancy

The Glucose Test & Gestational Diabetes

8th July 2018
Gestational Diabetes - High Blood Sugar in Pregnancy

A couple weeks after my first midwife appointment I was booked in for a glucose test and 2nd appointment with my midwife due to having a higher BMI. The glucose test is performed in pregnancy when your BMI is higher than 30 or later on in pregnancy if gestational diabetes is suspected. Gestational diabetes is […]

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Early Pregnancy Symptoms – My TWW

4th July 2018
The TWW - Early Pregnancy Symptoms

As soon as you start trying for a baby, generally the obsessive symptom checking starts. We were being very casual about the whole thing, saying to myself, we are just “practising”, getting in the groove over the next few months.  Using the time to track my ovulation and cycle more closely so we can then […]

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Our 12 Week Scan

1st July 2018
Baby Alexander - 12 Week Scan

The 12 week scan brings with it mixed emotions, well it did for me at least. I had so much anxiety leading up to this point about so many things, that this scan would either help to relieve or make them worse. Plus, I was excited to see my (hopefully healthy) baby. My thoughts were […]

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My 1st Midwife Appointment

30th June 2018
1st Midwife Appointment: Pregnancy Notes and Bounty Pack

After discovering we were expecting our first baby, I called my GP the next week to book my 1st midwife appointment. I was informed that my first appointment, also known as the booking appointment because they book your birth, would be at the 8 week stage with my midwife. It usually takes place between 8 […]

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