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Maternity Matters

35 & 36 weeks: packing ‘that’ bag and getting prepared

So now I’m on maternity leave, things are getting scarily real. There’s actually a baby on the way pretty soon! In between daytime TV property makeover shows and ill-advisedly watching old episodes of One Born, I’ve started ‘getting organised’ as best I can – and […]

33 & 34 weeks: job done, feet up

This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: Cantaloupe melon Pregnancy symptom of the week: Pelvic pain (yet again) Oh happy day! I’m on maternity leave with the prospect of 5 weeks of relaxation ahead of me (if you ignore all the various things I’ve […]

31 & 32 weeks: playing catch up

This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: a bunch of leeks (these are becoming ever more tenuous) Pregnancy symptom of the week: Feeling like a Transit van I’m having to combine the last two weeks of updates into one here – I have literally […]

30 weeks: adventures in waddling

This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: ‘Good-sized’ cabbage (whatever that means) Pregnancy symptom of the week: Pelvic pain! Last Saturday was a real treat for me and the Mr, as we made the most of Little Man staying at Grandma and Grandad’s and […]

29 weeks: the joys of being the sober one

This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: Butternut squash Pregnancy symptom of the week: Really wanting a lie in! This week’s update is not a long one – primarily because in comparison to last week’s growth scan excitement, not much has happened. Sleep is […]

P is for Photos and Precious Moments

I’m proud to be engaged in the #MatExp (Maternity Experience) community on Twitter – a group of like-minded health professionals and parents with a shared passion for creating and seeing change for the better in our UK maternity services. It’s a stimulating and enriching community […]

28 weeks: how does my little one grow?

This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: Aubergine (again, somehow, as it also was apparently at 23 weeks. I suppose it depends on the size of your aubergine) Pregnancy symptom of the week: Disturbed sleep (due to enormo-bump, being too warm and having vivid […]

27 weeks: best laid birth plans

This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: Cauliflower Pregnancy symptom of the week: Random nosebleeds! Aside from my nose randomly erupting at various points over the last few days (I’ve had three unprovoked nosebleeds now), I’ve had an uneventful pregnancy week. Bump continues to […]