Monthly Archives: March 2016

We have a date (kind of)

It’s 6.30am and I’ve been awake since 3am. I’ve been sleeping much better in the last month but my mind is busy tonight, and there’s no point in lying in bed with a mental to do list keeping me awake. … Continue reading

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Or not…

The day ward have sent me home after all, not sure what to think of this. Yesterday’s doctor gave me blood pressure medication and it seems to have done the trick –  three readings were down to the late 130s … Continue reading

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Easter baby ahoy

I think I may be induced this weekend, as the spectre of pre-eclampsia has reared its ugly head once again. My blood pressure at my 8am hospital visit today was 160 over something, going down to 145 or so when … Continue reading

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Bet my bottom dollar

I saw my GP yesterday at 38 weeks and was bracing myself for another trip to the hospital but everything was fine. My blood pressure was 130 over something, which was a minor miracle considering how worried I was, and … Continue reading

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A night in the public maternity hospital

My 37 week checkup with the midwife was last Monday. It was a different midwife, B, and she was obviously extremely thorough, as all the appointments were running very late. It was a warmer than average day and I was … Continue reading

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Perineal massage in pregnancy

I’m writing about perineal massage only because it was one of those things I was completely unaware of until I became pregnant, like skin tags (which I now have), freckles and dark pigmentation all over the breasts (which I also … Continue reading

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Elephant feet

My lucrative foot modelling career has come to an abrupt end.

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