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Offline violin7

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« Reply #310 on: 26/09/17, 10:42 »
I don't think that'll be a problem Lilac. We were going to hold off until the New Year sales bit then I saw the Bounty offer on the pram I'd been looking at anyway and bought it in case they sell out. But they've had loads of offers continuously so I think there's always a possibility of a bargain. I just got sucked in!

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    Offline VicksterM

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    « Reply #311 on: 26/09/17, 12:49 »
    Sorry to jump into your thread and thanks to all the lovely people who have responded already  :)

    To anyone who hasn’t, it would be great to get your help. I was on the Mar/Apr thread for this year and am now doing some research as part of a masters project into what makes the difference to people like you (and me!) who are having fertility treatment, as I'd like to improve the fertility experience to help people like you!

    It should only take about 5-10 mins and all questions (apart from the first) are optional, so you can share as much/little as you would like plus it's all confidential. To fill in the survey, just follow the link - https://goo.gl/forms/kUDYWbu9Fa6hRcHG3

    Also, if you’d like to see the research results, just add your email address to the survey.

    Good luck to all on your journeys Xx

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    « Reply #312 on: 26/09/17, 16:41 »
    Done VicksterM xx

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    « Reply #313 on: 26/09/17, 18:26 »
    Lilac - we've been the same really, haven't bought very much, but we've said at some point you just need to give in and do it I suppose! I think across October we'll get a lot of stuff bought purely because we have two baby shows and the Mothercare event and it'll be a good chance to get everything while we get a discount. Same with clothes from Next, was drawn in because it was so much cheaper than usual.

    Not sure if I'm just being paranoid/overthinking but I keep reading so many differing things about movement online. I seem to have some days where I've felt baby move a lot and then other days where I barely feel a thing. Lots of places say that's normal at this point during pregnancy but others aren't so reassuring! I was sure I'd read in many places that babies should be in a proper pattern by about 28 weeks and I'm at 23 weeks at the moment so still quite a few weeks off that. What are your experiences? I was quite often feeling kicks in the early morning last week when I was off work and awake while my partner got ready, just lazing in bed, and then I'd quite often feel kicks when I went to bed in the evening too. Then sometimes I'd feel things while just sitting around during the day, watching TV etc, but again, not a clear pattern to it. I do also have an anterior placenta which I was told would act as a bit of a cushion so not sure if it's also because of that.

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    « Reply #314 on: 26/09/17, 19:20 »
    Hannah I had similar concerns laat week or the week before. I'd got used to movement and then it seemed to stop and I got really worried. But he's started again this week and I feel much better - generally strong in the evening and lighter in the morning. Try not to worry. For once I held off looking it up online but I wonder if babies can sometimes kick toward our insides where perhaps it's undetectable? So how much we feel them in mid pregnancy depends on what direction they're facing?

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    « Reply #315 on: 26/09/17, 20:13 »
    My bubs are the same sometimes I don't feel anything all day, midwife wasn't concerned she said it's just where they are lying.  I was feeling a lot more a couple of weeks back, I would love if they made stronger movements, can't wait for that stage. 

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    « Reply #316 on: 27/09/17, 00:36 »
    Hi all .


    Hannahdaisy - glad to hear you are feeling better. How are you doing this week? How is the move going? We haven't bought much either - in fact only 2 things, a second hand crib & I treated myself to a new change bag! I think after our 20 week scan we will start getting some more bits! With regards to movement I can remember dh had only just felt bubs from the outside at 23 weeks when I had dd & the movements were still very up & down. X


    Evan - how is your back now? More comfortable I hope xx


    Lilacfairy - did you have a lovely holiday? I totally get where your coming from with regards to finding out the gender - I think it took us a little while to get out head round the fact that we were having 2 more girls & would never have a boy - no one to carry on our surname & no grandsons for fil - he will have 6 granddaughter's under 4  :o ;D !! But now we are thrilled & I actually find it quite amazing that out of all our cycles & embryos made that from 1 cycle we had 4 embryos frozen & 3 have took & all been girls  :)  xx


    Hi pheeny & violin - how are you both?


    Xx bunny xX

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    « Reply #317 on: 27/09/17, 16:55 »
    Bunny, it takes a while to get your head around it, doesn't it? I feel about better now though and am looking forward to my little boy! And thanks, I had a lovely holiday!

    Hannah, we just spoke about movements in our aquanatal class last night. It's led by a very experienced midwife, she is a lecturer at uni as well, so I trust her judgement. She recommended the information from the kicks count website www.kickscount.org.uk

    Basically, they say babies don't establish a pattern until around 32 weeks, so at the moment, it would be difficult to read anything into a change of pattern. Obviously no movement at all for a few days would be cause for concern and she also said it's better to be safe than sorry, so by all means, ask for help if you're worried.

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    « Reply #318 on: 27/09/17, 18:35 »
    Hannah, how are you doing? Are you feeling ok now? Your heart rate must have been very alarming, I hope the specialists manage to sort it out for you!

    Pheeny I hope you're flight went well and you're settling in comfortably in NZ. Do you have somewhere to live or do you have to search for somewhere now you're back?

    Flipsy - people don't always act as you think they should after a bereavement. I lost my mum 5 years ago and was devastated, I was very close to her. Not a single member of my large family called or wrote or texted afterward, and I'm still deeply hurt by it. I think people become wrapped up in their own grief, think you want space, and worry about saying the wrong thing. It's completely poop and only makes it harder! I'm sorry you're going through something similar. The only advice I can give is to let people know what you expect or would like from them, whether it's emotional support or physical help, and let them know when you're having a hard time. People forget very quickly and get on with their lives, which is hard. At the end of the day they still love you and will want to help if they can.

    Lilac - a boy! Honestly, I was disappointed when I found out my first was a boy, I really wanted a girl especially after the death of my mum who I was really close to. BUT boys are brilliant! They are so cuddly and love to be close to their mummies. And much simpler to handle than girls at the end of the day! When he's born you won't feel sad any more, you'll fall in love with him!

    Hannah - re movement, babies tend to be lulled when you're moving around (or they go to sleep) and then have a good wriggle when you sit or lie down. 23 weeks is still fairly early days - I remember at my last scan my bub was moving around loads and I couldn't feel it at all! Also when you're sick or tired they can move less. Try not to worry ...I was worried at 18 weeks when movement seemed to slow right down,  to almost nothing, but I was feeling rotten at the time. Called the maternity ward and they said it was probably due to my illness, but as I was so early on they wouldn't check me and said my only option was A&E if I wanted to be checked out. I wasn't about to sit in A&E for hours so waited it out...a few days later when I felt better she started kicking again.

    I had my 22 week scan on Monday (at 23 weeks 5 days), I was expecting to sail through it but had some worrying results. The baby is perfectly formed which is great, but small for dates, she's in the 6th centile, i.e. the bottom of the chart, which I really don't understand...I'm 5'9, my husband is 6'2 and our first baby was (still is) consistently in the 96th centile! I'm being tested for cytomegalovirus, and now can't help but think about a random virus I picked up at 16 weeks where I had fever, aching muscles and sore throat for 4 days...and OMG sounds exactly like CMV, which can cause all sorts of problems to an unborn child. My OB wasn't worried in the slightest however...she said that CMV is rare, that they only started measuring foetal weight fairly recently and it only serves to panic her mums..and anyway small healthy babies are born all the time and they're far easier to give birth to! BUT she did pick up on excess fluid around the baby which is often a sign of glucose intolerance, i.e. a precursor to gestational diabetes (GD). Great! And I hardly eat any sugar! So I'm going to have lots of tests and hopefully she'll get to the bottom of it all. Fingers crossed NOT GD, but I've been feeling so insanely uncomfortable I wouldn't be too surprised if i get a positive result.

    Betty - what was you experience with GD? Were you ok, and was it a massive pain to manage? How were your babies after birth? Did your GD disappear quickly afterwards?

    Anyway, my French OB is finally matching my EDD instead of being 2.5 weeks later than me. I think it was my bad in mistranslating what she asked me and mistaking the word for egg collection ('ponction') as meaning implantation. She has now proposed 10 Jan for my c-section, i.e. EDD 17 Jan, which is less alarming than an EDD of 3rd of Feb!  I'm impressed with the care here in France though, I'll be having another scan in 3 weeks to check on baby's growth, and from December I'll have twice weekly visits from the midwife because I'm high risk (blood clots and I'm guessing maternal age though my OB tactfully hasn't once mentioned this!).

    Now I'm just really hoping that all the possible issues will come to nothing and this pregnancy will happily sail on through!

    Xxx

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    « Reply #319 on: 27/09/17, 18:48 »
    Hi izzy, Thanks I know I will and I already do love him. But I was also in a similar situation in that my grandmother passed away a few weeks ago and I think I had been hoping to name a girl after her.

    I'm sorry to hear you had some worrying results I hope the tests come back negative for cmv and gd. I don't know much about either, but 8ll keep my fingers crossed for you and baby!