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Maternity Matters 2013-2018

26 weeks: attack of the baby brain

This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: Papaya (apparently) Pregnancy symptom of the week: Baby brain This week I’ve been enjoying some extra time with my feet up as I’ve had a week off work to coincide with hubby’s school hols. We went visiting […]

25 weeks: a few words about choice, birth and ‘the system’

This week I’m making a bit of a departure from my usual pregnancy updates to make a more serious point. I have begun thinking about making a birth plan, being only too aware that it will only ever be my birth preferences – no-one can […]

24 weeks: pregnancy massage at ‘totally tranquil’ – review

This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: Corn on the cob Pregnancy symptom of the week: Total relaxation! This week I was offered the fantastic chance to experience my first pregnancy massage, courtesy of the lovely peeps at Totally Tranquil in Sunderland. I obviously […]

23 weeks: a week of bittersweet emotions

This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: Aubergine (or eggplant as the American app insists on calling it) Pregnancy symptom of the week: Freakily vivid dreams The last couple of weeks have been emotional as we lost my lovely Grandma, who had been cruelly […]

21 & 22 weeks: Blooming with #BlogBumpClub

This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: Cantaloupe melon Pregnancy symptom of the week: Blooming bump! The last couple of weeks have simply flown by and I’m getting a real feeling that pregnancy is running away with me. Bump is still expanding nicely (to […]

20 weeks: when turning over in bed is no longer an option

This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: Mango Pregnancy symptom of the week: Pelvic discomfort (again) After last week’s excitement of the anomaly scan and finding out we are going to welcome another boy to the family, this week has been excitement free, and […]

19 weeks: double trouble

This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: Grapefruit Pregnancy symptom of the week: Scan jitters! This week saw another nervy countdown to the 20 week (well, 19+5) scan, although we have been preoccupied with decorating our bedroom, and in reality I was a lot […]

18 weeks: #WeLoveBeebies!

This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: Dragon fruit Pregnancy symptom of the week: Stretchy bump discomfort (official medical term) The size comparisons to unusual fruit continue this week with the frankly weird ‘dragon fruit’ – has anyone ever had one of those? I’m […]