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Is Booking a Private room in hospital a thing?

So I have heard you can actually book private rooms to stay in over night ? Personally, I have never actually asked my midwife or hospital if this is something they do. ( I’m aware there is quite a big fee to pay for one!) I think some hospitals may provide this, whereas some may not ? Who knows! 🤷🏻‍♀️ anyway,…

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Does anyone know if this could be amniotic fluid?

Hey everyone! I’m sorry to have to share this but thought someone might be able to help! Last night I put a pad on to try and see as I’ve been having some dampness in my underwear but not soaking or dripping. This morning when I woke up the pad looked like this. Does anyone know if it could be discharge or amnio...

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Waters breaking

Hi everyone I think my waters have just broken it was a massive lot of water wetting my trousers then I got changed put a pad on and the pad is wet not it’s calmed down and more kind of feeling like I’m wetting myself but not a lot of water coming through now ? My waters were broken in hospital before .. do they n...

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Mucus plug or something else?

Hey, I’m 41+1 and been having this sort of discharge all morning, have text my midwife and waiting for a response but is this my mucus plug or something else?

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Bump or not😅🤷‍♀️

Currently 20+4 and I can’t tell if I’m just big(as I’m a bigger girl) or starting to show… this is my first pregnancy… I have my 20 week scan at 2 and I’m so excited to see my baby girl again🩷

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Midwife

So im 7 weeks pregnant today and I've not had the best experience with my midwife so far . With my son I had a cervical stitch put in late as they found out I have a incompetent cervix. So in this pregnancy I want to get the ball rolling alot earlier . I've explain this to my midwife and she's been a bit funny with...

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Labour or false labour?

I lost my plug last night went triage they said cervix is soft and long even though she didn’t look? Or feel?? early hours this morning I have had these contractions in my back they build up and release all day this is how they’ve recorded so far, to my knowledge waters haven’t gone But I also aware of false labou...

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C-Section

Hi Ladies, has anyone had more than 1 C-section? Was the recovery worse than the 1st time?

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12 week scan

Can anybody help me as I’m not sure what to do! When I saw my midwife last week she said they had provisionally booked my scan for when I’m 13 weeks which is in 3 weeks but said I’d receive a text to confirm a time as it was only a provisional date. Anyway, I have heard nothing and no confirmation. Obviously, I may...

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Baby will be here very soon 🥹

Had a growth scan and consultant appointment today and they’re booking my C-section date! Dr is trying to get me booked in for 1st May which I will be 38 weeks! I’m so excited but also so nervous.

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Found out I’m pregnant

Hello! We found out we are pregnant yesterday, I’m around 7 weeks, but I understand there is a wait on the NHS before we have our first scan. Has anyone gone private and done a reassurance scan?

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Growth scan

It’s our last growth scan today, I’m 36+5. At our last growth scan at 32+5 she was measuring at 5lb 6 and was breech. I’ve been told by my community midwife that baby is still breech as of last week. I know I’m going to be induced at no later than 39 weeks as I have high blood pressure anyway. I’m just curious to...

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Inducing labours

Does anyone has any good suggestions for inducing labours naturally? I am 36 weeks tomorrow, but from 37-38 weeks I want to try induced labours naturally. I am getting induced at 39 weeks because of my High BP , protein in my urine and low PAPPA levels I would love to avoid induction. I had induction with my first...

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Sweep today

Hello, I have just had my sweep! My cervix was closed but hopefully this will get things started (due on Wednesday) baby is also very low and could feel the head. Just wondering if anyone else has had their Sweep and cervix was closed and how long before things started for you?

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Anyone stressing about perineal massage?

Im 35+3 and thought I'd give it a go after my bath. I did it on my bed and can reach (just!) but I feel like the tutorials make it so easy! 1) no idea if I had done it right 2) two thumbs?! My vagina doesn't feel the same as it did pre-pregnancy and felt like i didn't have room to do a U shape with both thumbs 3) ...

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Complications ....

Hi all, by my LMP I should be 10 weeks pregnant tomorrow, I've had complications throughout, I was referred to EPU early on due to a history of miscarriage, at 6 weeks they could only see an odd shaped sac measuring 4 weeks and my HCG wasn't doubling, a week later I went for confirmation the pregnancy wasn't progres...

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