This article is a contribution by Penny, a registered nurse and midwife with 20 years experience in nursing and 10 years in midwifery. She is also a mum to two …
Did you go through a difficult pregnancy? With health scares for her and bub along the way, Cathy shares her story for other mums to find hope!
Q&A: Has anyone had any experience with being a Rhesus negative blood type and have previously given birth to a Rhesus positive baby? I understand subsequent pregnancies can be high risk after giving birth to Rh+ baby and would like to know how other people have gone with their following pregnancies. (Obviously i will be having the anti D injections).
Low iron in pregnancy can show as tiredness and a lack of energy to do day to day tasks. Mums share their experience with having an iron infusion during pregnancy to boost their iron levels.
Q&A: I’m after people’s experience with an irritable uterus. I’m just wondering if many other people had this problem? If so, what was your experience? And did you end up carrying your baby to term?
Placenta praevia is a serious condition that occurs during pregnancy whereby the baby’s placenta is implanted near to, or over, the cervical canal. “As the cervix dilates at the start …
Q&A: I would love to hear about people’s experiences with a short cervix. I’ve just been told mine is around 2.4cm at 19 weeks and had to go on progesterone to try and stop it shortening more.
Q&A: I found out two weeks ago that my early pregnancy wasn’t viable, and two days ago started heavily bleeding and badly cramping and going through my miscarriage. How long did your miscarriage symptoms last?
I would love to hear from those who suffered a placenta abruption during pregnancy and have gone on to have other pregnancies. Just wondering what your experiences were in a pregnancy after placenta abruption.
Q&A: I have been diagnosed with pregnancy sciatica. The dr has given me Panadene forte for those really painful days and has also recommended using my heat pack. Is there anything else that other mums do to help relieve the pain?
Q&A: Did anyone have severe anxiety and panic attacks during their first pregnancy? If so, did you have the same experience with your next pregnancies?
Q&A: Just found out I have to have an amniocentesis because of 1 in 186 risk fetal abnormalities. Just after some support/words of wisdom from others who might have been through this. I’m 35 and 12 weeks pregnant.
Q&A: Anyone else have Carpal Tunnel while pregnant? What were your experiences? I’m 38 weeks pregnant and have about 2 to 4 hours sleep a night due to cramping in my hands. It’s sending me a little loopy from the lack of sleep.
Leanne is one of our lovely BHT volunteer administrators, she has been a valued member of the team for over twelve months now. Hyperemesis Gravidarum is an issue close to her heart having suffered through each of her 3 pregnancies, throwing up between 3-30 times a day. We had a chat about what it all meant for her and the effect on her and her family.
Q&A: I know this may sound gross but im going to ask anyway. Im 37 wks pregnant with no. 4 and my vagina is so swollen and its very uncomfortable and sore. Has anyone else had anything like that and is it just due to pressure?