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27 weeks

27 weeks – positive birth thoughts

It’s been another fairly uneventful week really, which is good! I’m concentrating on resting as much as possible still, whilst still getting out and about for exercise and looking after the boys. The result of the glucose tolerance test that I had at the end of last week was negative, so I don’t have gestational diabetes. I didn’t think it
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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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sling practice 2

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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1st growth scan 1

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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anemone wrap

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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14 weeks – first appointment at twins antenatal clinic

I can’t promise that I will have enough time to blog every week of pregnancy like I did in my second pregnancy, but I wanted to keep a record for myself of how things progress and thought it might be useful for others to read about a twin pregnancy too. It’s clear just from this week that this pregnancy will
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