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Fetal Doppler – Hear your baby’s heartbeat
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Fetal Doppler – Hear your baby’s heartbeat
March 17, 2015 at 8:53 pm 0
I think all hospitals are different, but at our antenatal appointments, we weren't able to listen in to our little bean's heartbeat. Some of my friends were able to at their scans, so I presume it comes down to equipment at each hospital (and good ol' NHS budget). Me being me, a bit of a worrier, I felt like we were missing out on this important part of pregnancy. It also seemed a lifetime between the first scan and the 20-week scan. So we thought we'd go online to see if we could buy our own fetal doppler - ie a piece of equipment to listen to our baby's heartbeat.  (more…)
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This little figgy…
My Pregnancy, Pregnancy
This little figgy…
February 8, 2015 at 9:30 am 1
Continuing the reflections on my pregnancy, here is how weeks 10-12 were for me (you can read about the other weeks too)... Week 10 and I was back at work after a bit of a break over Christmas and the New Year. Only close family knew, so no one at work was aware. I was still really tired and sleeping loads at night with absolutely zero energy to do anything or to go out anywhere. (more…)
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Blowing Raspberries
My Pregnancy, Pregnancy
Blowing Raspberries
February 5, 2015 at 9:14 am 0
Continuing in the series about my pregnancy, here's my reflections on Weeks 8-10 (you can read about my other weeks too)... Weeks 8-10 fell over the Christmas period for me. Which in some ways was brilliant, but in others was blimmin' difficult! It was nice to have a break from work for a bit as it was getting harder to disguise my nausea and exhaustion, and it meant that I could get plenty of rest and sleep. But it also meant we were visiting lots of family and being offered lots of food...and drink! Namely booze! (more…)
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From Poppyseed to Raspberry
My Pregnancy, Pregnancy
From Poppyseed to Raspberry
February 4, 2015 at 7:14 pm 3
As Dribble is all about sharing our experiences of pregnancy and parenthood, I wanted to start this series about my pregnancy and how I'm feeling. It's not only a nice way for me to document this special time, but also perhaps it'll put some other mums-to-be's minds at ease and assure you that you're not the only one going through these changes and feelings. So I'm reflecting back on Weeks 6-8 of my pregnancy... (more…)
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First trimester – morning sickness – my experience
My Pregnancy, Pregnancy
First trimester – morning sickness – my experience
January 25, 2015 at 11:56 am 0
I hear that some ladies are lucky enough not to experience nausea during their pregnancy. However I'm sure that the majority (including me), do! My personal experience was nausea from about Week 7 through to Week 12. And it certainly isn't "morning sickness", it's "all day every day, hit you any time anywhere sickness". I had an almost constant feeling of wishy-washy nausea, but never actually threw up. I guess I was lucky, as I know a lot of women vomit a lot, causing dehydration and weight-loss. I however, just constantly felt off colour, for about 80% of the time that I was awake, occasionally wretched here and there, but never vomited. (more…)
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