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#51 Rach42

Posted 09 June 2012 - 02:53 PM

mks81 I had an appointment with the ob at the hospital around week 20 and asked whether I could have an elective c-section.  I told her a bit about why I wanted one and she said "we'll discuss it at 36 weeks".  I also thought that was a bit late but as I'm still undecided about having one or trying for a VB it gives me time to make a decision I guess.

futureself that doctor sounds horrible - I'd definitely not be going back to her and complaining to your normal doctor.  It really is an awful way to talk to anyone let alone a pregnant woman! mad.gif

heliwifeBecG well done on pulling up that midwife - I don't know if I'd be quite so assertive although I'd like to be!

#52 *Mumma-to-A*

Posted 09 June 2012 - 04:40 PM

mks81 - sorry after rereading it I now know you meant booking in your date at 36 weeks. Pregnancy brain haha. thanks Sar.

jess1980 - Lets hope those babies like it in there too much to come out early. Bed rest while annoying will be all worth it in the end. Our local hospital has the same BMI rule which I think is stupid but they don't assess till 32 weeks on whether it is an issue or not.

Sar333 - I liked the phil&teds explorer. I had it when they first came out and loved that my tall boy fitted in it well. I did have a few problems with the tyres but I had the tubes replaced by phil&teds and it was ok after that. I had the second seat which was great for another child or to hold more stuff for a day out. What colour did you get?

tweetz - Maybe work are waiting till closer to your finsihing date. Have you given them a finally date?

heliwifeBecG - Love the name you chose for your little miss. I've had the leg cramps during the night too mine started at 16 weeks. I've been drinking lots more water and taking a bottle to bed and it seems to be helpng but my gosh do they hurt. I'm glad you pulled the midwife up on it. Theres no way she should be changing your due date at this stage at all. Sounds like she doesn't enjoy her job.

McBaby's Mum - I hope you went well with your final exam. I completey agree with you re the weight gain. As long as baby and mum are healthy don't put too much pressure on yourself.

Red2012 - I'm waddling too though my bump isn't too big yet just the tightness and the back pain I have to carry myself different now. I'm very uncomfortable.

Rach42 - No idea when the 3rd trimester starts. Is it 28 30 weeks?? I was only thinking the same thing today though.

Em-k - Whatever pram you end up with I don't think you will regret the bassinet even if you only use it for a few weeks. I wish my DH was more into baby shopping. Holding out for the sales too but they look like most have started around now.

mummaniki - I would get the sunburn pain looked at by a Dr. Never heard that one before.

Deedee70 - Loving the movements excpet when baby in making me uncomfortable which is most of the time. Trying to make most of last potential pregnancy but i'm not enjoying it. Loved it last time.

Miss S - I'm not that organised. She has clothes to get home from the hospital but no carseat/capsule yet and I still need to get my bassinet back from my friend.

BumpedUp - Always had a soft spot for the bug cammy but there is a new model coming out in september so don't know whether to hold out for it or not. I change my mind on prams all the time. I've got a vanchi nappy bag that I use as my handbag and have for a year but looking a a jujube maybe because I want something with more colour. I looked at the Il tutto's but they felt heavy and big for me.

Bigmummabear - I loved my 3d/4d scan. I plan on taking my mum, sister and co to one on her birthday so I can get more plump baby pics again. My nephew is desperate to see this baby - he is 4.

futureself - I think I would have punched them and walked out. I hope you complain to someone.

Caught up I think. Planning on doing the horrible GD test this week - horrible because I remember the drink being like sweetened lemonade - Hope I keep it down. The week after will be yet another GP antenatal appointment but this time I scored the first one of the day so hope I don't have to wait almost 2 hours like the last one.

I saw "what to expect when expecting" and agree that pregnancy sucks. haha. It was ok and had some good points and laughs.

Attempted to buy cot,changetable, pram and capsule this week but just came home with Lego and a book for DS. Plenty of time.

#53 PinkSurvivor

Posted 10 June 2012 - 08:28 AM

Pfft at A-Hole doctors and midwifes who ridicule weight gain. If you eat KFC everyday and nothing but cakes, then yes be concerned about your health but other wise don't be. I put on 45kg with DS1 and 35kg with DS2 and I lost all but the 1st 10kg with DS1 of them within a few months. I usually lose about 20+kg in less than 2 weeks. I just gain a lot of weight when pregnant but I don't keep it on.  I eat pretty well, have a few unhealthy snacking issues on occasion ad I've put on 12kg this pregnancy but 16kg if you count the pregnancy before (I had a 10 week M/C 2 weeks before I got pregnant this time).

Other than that I've been rather great all things considering. I'm travelling well, BP is hovering just below the concern/medication mark which is great. My fluid is stable, baby is looking good, small but healthy.

I'll come do a proper update and do the list soon, but I have to go make a loaf of Banana Bread for a friend who just got home from surgery yesterday. I'll try to keep up better thats for sure, sorry for being so slack!  

Thinking of you all!

ETA: I cannot believe Im in my 3rd trimester!!!! 28 weeks on Wednesday!!! WOW

Edited by PinkSurvivor, 10 June 2012 - 08:30 AM.

#54 McBaby's Mum

Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:41 AM

Glade things are turning around for you pink survivor. And thankyou for making me feel normal with my weight gain. I have a pregnancy app on my phone that states I shouldn't have gained more than 7kg. I have gained 10kg and I'm 28 weeks. But lucky for me my midwife is lovely and tells me not to be concerned, and knows bubs and myself are fit and healthy.

Your comments have also made me feel a little more relaxed about losing the weight when baby is born. Something I am concerned about.
Keep well and warm everyone, xox

#55 Morti

Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:59 PM

QUOTE (PinkSurvivor @ 10/06/2012, 06:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pfft at A-Hole doctors and midwifes who ridicule weight gain. If you eat KFC everyday and nothing but cakes, then yes be concerned about your health but other wise don't be. I put on 45kg with DS1 and 35kg with DS2 and I lost all but the 1st 10kg with DS1 of them within a few months. I usually lose about 20+kg in less than 2 weeks. I just gain a lot of weight when pregnant but I don't keep it on.  I eat pretty well, have a few unhealthy snacking issues on occasion ad I've put on 12kg this pregnancy but 16kg if you count the pregnancy before (I had a 10 week M/C 2 weeks before I got pregnant this time).

I'm the same.  I gained a total of about 30kgs by 41 weeks with my other 3... with this one so far I've gained 17kgs.  I'm pretty happy with that! biggrin.gif  LOL (Perhaps I'm crazy.)  But like you, Pink, the weight just drops off me after giving birth... and I've always lost about 15kgs with the first 9 days or so after giving birth. (I put on a lot of fluid too though in 3rd trimester - so after the birth I tend to just wee the weight off! tongue.gif )

Don't mind those silly pregnancy phone apps, McBaby's Mum! original.gif  We're all unique in the way our bodies respond to pregnancy anyway. original.gif

Well, I hope all is going well with everyone!  I hadn't posted in aaaaages until now.... a few drama going on at home distracting me.  But luckily my pregnancy is going very well. original.gif  Just starting to get impatient to meet my little baby boy!!! happy.gif  I'm moving house in a week from today, to a beautiful little town north of Valencia, Spain called Naquera... I'm so excited, not least of all because it means that I can finally start buying baby furniture, pram etc for our new baby!  At the moment I don't have anything except a baby bath that a friend gave us.

*hugs* to all!!!

#56 tinkster23

Posted 12 June 2012 - 10:09 PM

Agree with the others, everyone's body is different in regards to weight gain. Don't hate me, but I'm still about 8kg down for where I started, I lost about 11 with the hyeperemesis, so have gained 3 since I started keeping more meals down.

Im still trying to book another scan to confirm gender and then I want to start clearing out the nursery, there is not even standing room in there ATM!

Am having issues sleeping, i get so so tired around 4pm but then by the time I do dinner, bath and bed with the kids, plus cook our dinner I can't sleep until 2am ish.  And given my kids are up at 6, that's leaving me shattered, all the time!  Sucks.

Anyway, must go, kitchen won't clean itself (I've tried!)

#57 red2012

Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:40 PM

Bumpedup we're doing our classes at the Royal as we're on the other side of the bridge. It's going to be hilarious as a couple of friends who are both doctors we're up from Melbourne on the weekend and took great pleasure in freaking DF out with the facts of birth. Im yet to think about a nappy bag but will prob go with something nice as it will pretty much be my handbag for quite a while.
As for everyone with weight I wouldn't be concerned about it. My OB/midwife team are specialist in high risk and they don't even weigh you. They say women get to focused on it and as long as your measuring okay it doesn't matter. I've kept track of it just for my self and have gained about 6 kilos and I'm 27.5 weeks. I have no idea where that fits on the graph but my uterus always measure fine and that's the main thing. I'll deal with any excess weight post birth I actually have a wedding dress to fit into 6 months after so that will be good motivation. I thought 3rd trimester starts at 28 weeks but every book seems to say something different so who knows.
Rach wish Id checked this before we went and ordered the pram on the weekend. We had a sh*t sales assistant and I just wanted it done so we ordered the single with the bassinet. But that's okay I'm just relieved it's done, word of warning there is a 6-8 week wait on the iCandy in Sydney. so it was getting a bit close for comfort for me. Pink im so glad to hear things are going well for you!!
AFM I feel huge but keep getting told I'm tiny so who knows lol. Its all relative. I feel like I'm carrying a bowling ball on my pelvis. l  I'm off to South West WA next week to the town where I'm from to sort out our wedding see and see family. Knowing my grandmOther I will spend a lot of time drinking tea eating cake and playing scrabble lol can't wait. It's been a little crazy to this point between spending so much time in hosp and trying to get my degree done before our little boy comes so looking forward to a break. Have to do the diabeties test first though.
Hope everyone is having a great week.

#58 *littlemiracles*

Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:54 PM

Hello  all,

Feeling pretty crapola here - got that nasty headcold/virus thingy going around. Luckily I have a antenatal appt tomorrow afternoon so dr can check it all out and make sure its nothing sinister. last couple of years my colds have gone onto my chest so fingers crossed this one is ok. I am off work today and tomorrow, with temps and no energy and my constant coughing and sneezing figured staying away from the kiddies at work was wise!!!!  Bub however is happy as - moving about so much and making my belly move heaps. DD loves it biggrin.gif I must finally have a recognisable bump as some of the parents at work have finally noticed - got to 25 weeks before they noticed LOL. I have also applied for my maternity leave and don't actually have that much more work to go. I have next week, then 2 weeks holidays for school holidays then 4 more weeks and thats it. I finish up at 33 weeks working a VERY physical job that is nonstop five days a week that is more than enough. Gives me a few weeks rest with DD at school to myself and my bump too  biggrin.gif

For those asking about C-sect dates, my hospital has also told me I will get a date at 36 weeks which is just ridiculous, however they did say to bring up my concerns ie organising care and school pick ups etc for DD at my next appt and they may book it in then - that is in 2 weeks time. We are however keeping our actual eviction date a secret so it will be a nice surprise for everyone. expecting it to be around 38 weeks as they don't want me to go into labour and I went into labour with DD at 38 + 2 so we will see.

As for those with muscle cramps, have had them before - but now I know that if you feel it tightening flex your feet and stretch your legs that way. I also take a supplement from my naturopath with magnesium in it which is suppposed to help. Eating banana's is another supplement meant to help too. But in all honesty, doing some calf stretches before bed can help but its really just another one of those lovely pregnancy related things.

Heart burn is still my main complaint - getting it alot now I am sick so I am having to go to sleep propped up at the moment. Its horrid. Leaking boobs still only occasionally overnight but with all the sneezing and coughing lately I, ahem, leak a little - either just discharge or urine don't know but will get it checked out at drs to make sure that is all it is. I do my pelvic floor exercises too but suppose there just may be a weakness there. Oh joy!!!

Other than that just feeling sad and sorry for my sick little self. Sorry for the me me me post, will catch up on personals when my brain is not so fuzzy.

Onwards to the 3rd trimester we go!!!! yay.

#59 Morti

Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:40 PM

I hear you on the heartburn, Littlemiracles!!  Anyone else using Rennies?

#60 mummaniki

Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:41 PM

Hi Everyone

Had my midwife appointment today, i always look forward to these only today was so not so great news, I found out i have gestational diabetes so will no longer have my midwife and will need appointment at the hospital, I go in monday to learn more about it but the shock of it has me googling and researching as much as possible, If anyone has had this or have this i would love to have a chat

#61 sydneycitymum_

Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:04 PM

mummaniki sorry to hear. i need to go and do my test this week or next and am hoping will all be fine.

I hear you all on the weight gain. midwife told me 12kgs should be total weight gain so i have 2 kgs up my sleeve for these last few months! Agree that if you're eating healthy and exercising then it's fine. i never ate meat or drank milk before being pregnant so am comfortable so far.

We bought our pram today. Decide don the Mamas and Papas urbo. I found all the others quite bulky and long and this was the one that we liked best. I read some reviews saying the wheel can stick, but I got 12 month warranty so if it does i'll take it back. Happy with the deal we got $690 for pram, rain cover and carrycot plus delivery. So that's our first thing done!

Has anyone seen any "nice" baby slings?

Next up for me is the diabetes test, gotta go along to a blood clinic sometime this week and then the vaginal swab at next visit. I never knew about this?!

Tried to buy some clothes but just stood there staring and walked out.

Decided not to do any classes except for breast feeding and they offer these at my OB so easier than going to the hospital.


#62 tweetz

Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:25 PM

Sorry hear about bad experiences with Drs & midwives.
I had my appt with midwive last week and always seem to come away from the hospital feeling down. Nothing specific - think it might just be that I feel invisible as everything seems fairly straightforward. Is it wrong to want some attention, especially as this is my first? I suppose that's the way it is going public.
Had the gluclose test for diabetes and all ok...not that they tell you much. Spent rest of the day feeling sick from the gluclose drink. To think I consumed all that sugar and couldn't even enjoy it huh.gif

Have also been woken during the night a couple of times with cramps in my calves. Have heard form several sources about magnesium and bananas helping.
Midwife said drink more water but that seems to be the hospital's answer to everything. I already drink 2.5 litres a day for pregnancy, headaches/migraines, low blood pressure etc ... how much more water am I meant to drink??

BumpedUp - Nappy bag is one of the things I'm happy to determine if needed once bubs is born.

futureself - We bought the melobaby nappy wallet in black. I figure the nappy wallet will definitely be useful and can be put in the pram or whatever bag I feel like using.

Mumma-to-A - work already know when I am intending to finish up. Have had numerous conversations about dates and when handover should take place (for both internal or external replacement) given some of the unique things about my role. They are also aware that with prgenancies there are no gaurantees that I'll last until my intended finishing date - that happened with my manager last year and she was only half way through handing over things to her replacement.
Bugaboo Cameleon is one of our possibilities and I too was wondering whether it would be worthwhile or practical to wait for the new model.

Sorry, I know I've forgotten things I was going to reply to - pregnancy and long day at work don't mix.

Take care everyone xx

#63 Want_to_be_a_mummy

Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:48 PM

MummaNiki - I also have just been told I have gestational diabetes and high blood pressure. I have seeing the diabetic educator tomorrow so will let you know how it goes. I think its just about managing diet and testing blood 4 times a day!

#64 red2012

Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:40 AM

To everyone suffering leg cramps. I was having them terribly literally putting me on the floor for a few weeks. My mum swears by salt, she had them with all three of us, and I have noticed that since I started popping a couple of salt tablets a day they don't seem nearly as bad, I was really skeptical but it does seem to have helped.

#65 PinkSurvivor

Posted 14 June 2012 - 10:02 AM

red2012: I get cramps if I get dehydrated so its only happened twice thankfully but if they get worse I think I will try magnesium as my body swells if I eat salt....how much salt is in a salt tablet?

Mummaniki and Want_to_be_a_mum: I am so sorry to hear about your GD. I hope you can both manage just with diet and that you don't need the insulin.

Tweetz: I drink about 3 -4 litres a day its hard isn't it?

hope_fully: Good luck with your GD test I hope it goes well.

Morti: I don't have heartburn but I am getting awful reflux. I never had that with my others. I use rennies sometimes or I get lazy and just deal with it like last night because its no where near as bad as chemo reflux (That had me in hospital on morphine for the pain) so I can deal with the discomfort of 'normal' reflux lol

littlemiracles: Try rennies, they are pretty good and pregnancy safe for heartburn. I hope you're feeling better and your cold is gone. I also have a little leakage  ph34r.gif If I am holding my bladder too long and I sneeze I have a teeny bit of leakage which is embarrassing but thank god its not bad leakage...I think I better increase pelvic floor exercises.

red2012: I'm with a high risk OB as well and I haven't been weighed since my first appt and honestly if they asked I would refuse as it just makes me self conscious.

tinkster: I hope you're getting more sleep. I have a nap for an hour most days and I am so exhausted by 11-12 I sleep through to 8:30 unless its a school day (thursday & friday as DS1 is just preschool). Next term it switched to 3 early mornings a week which I am not looking forward to as school here starts at 8am!!

morti: lets both hope we don't gain as much as the last times then it will be that much easier to lose lol

As for me: My GD test came back normal YAY. So I'm happy about that. I had my anti-D yesterday and more blood work and all that seems normal.  I'm feeling well and keeping busy. I am 28 weeks but my fundal height is measuring 30cm which is good original.gif  Hopefully I can have a few more uneventful weeks before my BP goes up and I have issues!

Is anyone else crunching ice like a crazy person? I crave it!! I was approx a 4ltr bag every 2-3 days  blink.gif

ETA: I have done all the updates I could notice so hopefully I got everyone. If not please BOLD my name and write your request in your post with your due date (makes it easier than scouring the whole list to find you if I have the date wink.gif ) Thanks!

Edited by PinkSurvivor, 14 June 2012 - 10:18 AM.

#66 Morti

Posted 14 June 2012 - 11:25 AM

Pink - OMG chemo reflux sounds horrendous!  I'd never heard of it before.  Give me standard heartburn any day over that!!!

On the rennies... was just told by my Dr this evening not to take them because they interfere with iron absorption.  unsure.gif  I wish someone had told me that before!  I had anaemia in all of my previous pregnancies (as I do now also) and was popping rennies without too much of a thought!  There are antacids on the market that aren't a problem though.  The one I've been told to buy isn't available in Australia (I'm in Spain) so I can't advise anyone who might be interested in which one to take.


Edited by Morti, 14 June 2012 - 11:35 AM.

#67 *littlemiracles*

Posted 14 June 2012 - 07:44 PM

I take the tums antacids and up until I have been sick this week they have worked well.Anyway, cold is actually bronchitis and I am on AB's as of tonight. No wonder I feel so crappy!!!! My ribs are so bruised from coughing - but can take panadol if needed. I hate taking anything when pregnant so usually try and suffer through if I can including the heartburn. My heartburn is more of a reflux thing too but its so damn painful!! Anyway, another day of rest tomorrow for me and then 5 more work days until holidays - thats a nice feeling!!!!


PINKSURVIVOR update for us: due 22nd sept - gender girl.

Thank you xx

#68 BigMumaBear

Posted 15 June 2012 - 12:05 PM

Hi Ladies,

PinkSurvivor Could I be added to the list please? Due: September 4th. Sex: Girl. Other children: 2 beautiful girls 9 & 7. Location: West Melbourne. original.gif

Im hearing everybody about the weight issues... I have not been weighed since my 1st appointment, where I discovered I had lost 4kgs, I guess cuz I had quite bad morning sickness. I'm 28 weeks now and weigh back at my last known weight before I fell pregnant, I didn't want to gain much weight as i'm already over weight. Baby is measuring nicely and i'm eating well, so thats all that matters.

I've had plenty of shocking headaches, almost daily. Its not an increase in my BP, its just that this pregnancy isn't agreeing with my already out of control migraines! Sucks I can't take anything for it, dr's have said panadine is fine, but I limit it to only when I absolutely cannot take the migraine anymore.

I'm thinking we have finally come to agree on a name biggrin.gif Although, it will be kept quite untill the day she is born... That is IF my 7yo daughter can control her excitement as we went with a name she chose lol

I will catch up with everybody later on... I've got to get this pot of vegie soup on the go.

Take care all.

#69 Catirving

Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:42 AM

Chilly morning to you all! Here I am, supposedly cutting back on work, having only three days off in 21. Oh well, I'll get to sleep in when I'm on maternity leave, right?

I'm sorry to hear about all of you who have health/weight/provider problems. Now I feel bad about complaining about the small stuff, because despite being tagged with the charming term an "elderly primigravida", everything is rocking along nicely. My GD test was fine, I'm a little low in iron, but I'm actually taking my iron tablets now instead of just talking about it, and the baby rocks and rolls all day and night. Sure, getting out of bed is a bit of a challenge, particularly when there is a dog and two cats on it...

The baby's getting to the size now where she is is getting HARD! And boney! What used to be delightful flutters are now scrapes and punches and a roll over will make me stop and catch my breath - of which there is increasingly little. I had to get out of the bath the other night because the water was holding my belly up and pushing it into my lungs, I simply coudn't breathe enough.

I work in a public library, where you are fair game to anyone with an opinion. Yesterday an old lady plucked at my Big W preggy tunic and said "Isn't it nice to see you wearing something loose - not like these young people with their tight tops...". I just smiled and said " well, it's nice to show off your belly". Today I am wearing a tight top in protest.

Can anyone answer this question for me: I'm going to get some of those cute Snugglesuits - the baby sleeping bags. Why are they so long? They are way longer than a baby will ever be, or ever need. The ones at Best and Less even have a hole for the baby capsule seatbelt to pull through! I'll knit a couple too, but don't want to waste time knitting length that she doesn't need. I'm sure there's a reason, but I can't work it out.

Go well ladies. I'm glad that despite the problems the mummies are having, it seems that all be babies are fine. Let's keep it that way.

And Pink, isn't your C/S just around the corner?! Yikes! Hope you are well and you can poach the little one for a bit longer.

#70 McBaby's Mum

Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:15 PM

Hi mummaniki and want_to_be_a_mum,

My blood GT also came back abnormal. I have to have more tests Monday. So i will let you know how i go. Feeling quite guilty about it.
But wish you both the best. I look forward to hearing how you go with the diabetes educator.

#71 tibs

Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:21 PM

QUOTE (McBaby's Mum @ 16/06/2012, 07:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi mummaniki and want_to_be_a_mum,

My blood GT also came back abnormal. I have to have more tests Monday. So i will let you know how i go. Feeling quite guilty about it.
But wish you both the best. I look forward to hearing how you go with the diabetes educator.

me too sad.gif  My Obs said I got 8.7 and it is supposed to be less than 7.8 so i have to have the longer test next week too.

#72 Morti

Posted 17 June 2012 - 01:32 AM

QUOTE (Catirving @ 16/06/2012, 09:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The baby's getting to the size now where she is is getting HARD! And boney! What used to be delightful flutters are now scrapes and punches and a roll over will make me stop and catch my breath - of which there is increasingly little.

I hear you! Sometimes my little tacker is so forceful with his movements that it almost hurts. Frequently he makes me jump sky high with very sudden and very very strong movements.  Sometimes I think he's going to punch a hole in my uterus and break out! LOL Always a relief to feel bubs moving about anyway. hheart.gif

Edited by Morti, 17 June 2012 - 01:33 AM.

#73 Rach42

Posted 17 June 2012 - 10:01 AM

Sorry to those that have been diagnosed with GD.  I had GD with one of my other pregnancies (can't remember which one!) but I didn't have to do much other than have them monitor it at my appointments and manage it through diet.  That was at least 6 years ago and it sounds like they take it much more seriously now.  I was sent to do a 2 hour test a couple of weeks ago, before 24 weeks, as they wanted me to do the test early because of the previous diagnosis.  I had my antenatal appointment last Tuesday and the midwife said the results were fine but they still want me to do another 2 hour one before my 28 week appointment!  Slightly annoyed but I guess if I do develop it I want to know.

I don't know if I have put on any weight because they haven't weighed me since my booking in appointment but it wouldn't surprise me because I have definitely be indulging in one or two to many tim tams unsure.gif

The nursing angel website has some nice looking slings - Hot Slings come in a bit range of nice patterns but they are pouches rather than ring slings so not adjustable.  I found my sling that I used for my DSs - I was really happy to find it as it is a cross between a pouch and ring sling and was custom made for me by the lovely WAHM that sold them.  Unfortunately she doesn't appear to be in business anymore.

I had a bit of a scare recently - I was standing waiting in the library and started to come over all faint and short of breath.  Once I got outside and sat down for a while I was ok but basically had to spend the rest of the day in bed.  Then yesterday it happened again - it doesn't help that I have anxiety as well so that started to kick in as well.  I lay down again and it passed but I decided to ring a midwife to see whether they thought it was something to be concerned about.  The midwife asked me about my blood pressure and iron levels and it seems my bp is on the low end of normal and I confessed that yes I am anaemic and no I hadn't been taking my supplements unsure.gif  which reminds me - I haven't taken any today... better go do that!

Take care all original.gif

#74 Future-self

Posted 17 June 2012 - 10:18 AM

hope_fully: We've bought the 'Caboo" sling, formally known as the 'Close baby' carrier. In grey no DH is happy to use it too. It looks comfy and is supposedly easy to use to we'll see!

Sorry to those with GD. I did the 2 hour GTT on Friday and will get results on Tuesday. What a trial though! The fasting was horrendous and by the time it was done I had a horrendous headache and was so nauseous from not eating and the glucose drink. I'm a bit nervous about the results but will tackle that if/when we get to it.

Sorry just a quick check in!

#75 mummaniki

Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:22 PM

QUOTE (McBaby's Mum @ 16/06/2012, 07:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi mummaniki and want_to_be_a_mum,

My blood GT also came back abnormal. I have to have more tests Monday. So i will let you know how i go. Feeling quite guilty about it.
But wish you both the best. I look forward to hearing how you go with the diabetes educator.

I was feeling the same way, i cried the whole way home feeling like it was my fault although im not overweight i work as a gymnastics/fitness instructor so ACTIVE, i eat well and drink plenty sad.gif guess it just happens,

Im not sure if they will re-test me but i go tomorrow so can update on how it all goes

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