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Category Archives: hospital
Jaundice Admission and Bressure
The morning after we came home from hospital, we received a visit from the community midwife. I have to admit, I was very nervous about this. During my short experience with midwives in this area before changing hospitals, we had … Continue reading
Posted in 2015, breastfeeding, bressure, eden, formula feeding, hospital, jaundice, maternity, Uncategorized Tagged bad experience, breast feeding, bressure, choices, formula, hospital, jaundice, light therapy, patient choice, unwell 32 Comments
Our Birth Story
I promised it would be on the way soon, so here’s the story of how Eden came into the world. I have to admit that birth was nothing like I thought it would be and neither was our journey – … Continue reading
Posted in 2015, baby Eden, baby girl, Birth announcement, birth story, cervix, christmas baby, cramps, doppler, dr, first baby, full term, head down, healthcare, high blood pressure, hospital, hypertension, Induction, labour, Labour, London, maternity, midwife, mum, mummies, mummy, NHS, pregnancy, pregnancy after infertility, pregnancy after loss, Scan, support, third trimester, tiredness Tagged birth story, gas and air, london, midwives, st thomas' hospital 6 Comments
First Ever Hospital Admission
Yesterday I went in for my routine blood pressure monitoring at the antenatal day unit. Having tested it at home before I left, I had a feeling it was going to be high. When we got there we waited a … Continue reading
Packing the Hospital Bag
I mean what?! Packing the hospital bag seems so… final. That must mean that this baby is due SOON right?
Posted in 2015, baby Eden, bag, eden, full term, hospital, Uncategorized Tagged birth, eden, full term, hospital bag, induction, labour 12 Comments
26 Weeks – Consultant Appointment and Blood Pressure Clinic
A few days ago, I had my consultant appointment at the hospital. I had originally been referred due to my BMI, but with the blood pressure concerns coming up, that had become the focus of the appointment.
Posted in blood pressure, consultant, hospital, pregnant, second trimester, UTI Tagged baby girl, lgbt, pregnancy, pregnancy after infertility, pregnancy after loss, Second trimester, two mums 2 Comments
Bad Maternity Experiences and the Journey to Changing Hospitals… (Part Two)
At the end of my last post Bad Maternity Experiences and the Journey to Changing Hospitals (Part One) I mentioned that we were looking into changing hospitals due to the experiences at the one closest to our house. Both hospitals … Continue reading
Posted in 2015, first baby, hospital, lesbian, mother, NHS Tagged 2015, babies, baby girl, different families, dignity, hospitals, inclusive, lesbian couple, maternity care, respect, two mums 7 Comments
Bad Maternity Experiences and the Journey to Changing Hospitals… (Part One)
When it came to choosing a hospital for our maternity care, we thought it was an obvious choice. We went for the one closest to our house, knowing that when the time came to have this baby, the hospital was … Continue reading
Posted in assistance, healthcare, hospital, inclusivity, pregnancy, two mums Tagged 2015, bad experiences, first pregnancy, hospital, maternity, midwives, same sex couple, sperm donor, two mums 17 Comments
Consultant Appointment and Inclusive Maternity Services
(Another one from the archives. This was written at 9 weeks pregnant)
Posted in consultant, first trimester, hospital, pregnancy Tagged 2015, chip, consultant, first trimester, hospital, inclusive, lesbian, midwife, pregnant, two mums 6 Comments