Category Archives: pregnancy

Post-partum joint pain is gone

You know when you’ve had pain or discomfort for a long time and you suddenly realise it’s not there any more? A bit like constant noise in the background that disappears without you noticing. That’s what has happened in the … Continue reading

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The breasts that keep on giving

I had a mammogram today (all fine), as a follow-up to my mastitis bouts earlier in the year. The technician warned me that I might leak some milk, even though I finished expressing on 1 August, and so I did, … Continue reading

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Pus in Boob

I can’t wait to see what weird internet searches that title brings to my blog. I ended up with mastitis despite, or maybe because of, our erratic breastfeeding. I knew something was up but, not having breastfed before, wasn’t sure … Continue reading

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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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