26 weeks

26 weeks – glucose tolerance test

This week has been fairly quiet again in terms of pregnancy – not much to report. I’m still feeling pretty much the same, with no major changes. I’ve been doing some pregnancy yoga once a week using a DVD that I bought. I found this helped me relax, learn breathing techniques and keep my hips and back as comfortable as
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25 weeks – babywearing and breastfeeding preparation

This week has been fairly quiet, which is good, because last week was quite busy, as far as busy for me goes these days anyway. As well as our first growth scan on Thursday last week, which was the main topic of last week’s blog post, I also went to my first La Leche League (LLL) South Birmingham meeting and
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24 weeks – first growth scan

This week has involved our first growth scan, and our first meeting with a consultant (as opposed to registrars) at the hospital. It’s also an important milestone to reach in pregnancy, because this is when a foetus is deemed “viable” – a baby born at 24 weeks has a 55% chance of survival, compared to just 15% at 23 weeks
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23 weeks

22-23 weeks – twins antenatal class

Last week we were away for half term with family, which was a lovely time for us all, particularly for me to rest as well as do some swimming – non-weight-bearing exercise is good. There wasn’t much to write about in terms of pregnancy. I’m continuing to monitor my blood pressure – it is staying at around 105/65 at home,
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21 weeks – twin comments

This week has been fairly quiet, so I’ve had my head down concentrating on getting a fair amount of work done before we go away next week for half term. My working hours are still quite reduced compared to what they were, due to the ongoing nausea. Before this pregnancy, I usually worked when Joel was at his 15 hours
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20 weeks – anomaly scan

This week was a great week. On Thursday I had our 20 week anomaly scan. I was nervous about this – I think I probably was to some extent before the boys’ 20 week scans, because there’s all sorts of things that could be picked up as potential issues. But even more so given there are two of them in
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18-19 weeks

18-19 weeks – feeling movements

I didn’t get chance to write about last week because it was Andrew and Tom’s birthday at the weekend and things were a little hectic here! They had a lot of fun, and although it was tiring for me to have so much stimulation from everything that was going on, we had lots of help from family for the party.
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17 weeks – a positive week

This week has been much more relaxed and positive than last. I haven’t had any contact with any health professionals and it’s been great just getting on with normal life. I still don’t have loads of energy and the nausea gets worse if I try and do too much, so I’m resting as much as possible to keep the vomiting
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16 weeks

16 weeks – different opinions

This pregnancy has been a rollercoaster since the start, so by now I shouldn’t be surprised when I encounter a fall again after a high point. I expect this will continue. Last week when I went to the twins clinic, as a follow up from a week’s worth of almost daily blood pressure checks at the day assessment unit (DAU),
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15 weeks – blood pressure

This week has mainly been about blood pressure! When I last blogged, I was waiting to speak to a doctor about why they wanted to start me on a drug to lower my BP, when my readings at home were within the normal range. On Monday I went back to the day assessment unit (DAU) where I had last seen
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