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

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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

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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

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Packing the Hospital Bag

I mean what?! Packing the hospital bag seems so… final. That must mean that this baby is due SOON right?

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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.

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My Fertility Specialist Magazine and Our Fertility Story

I was asked to contribute an article for the free, online My Fertility Specialist magazine, and I’m delighted to let you know that you can now read my article as the latest issue is now available. If you don’t know … Continue reading

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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

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