Tag: Problems in pregnancy

Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction in pregancy

Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD)

Q&A: Can anyone please share their experiences with symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD)?

Decreased Foetal Movement: Preventing a Stillbirth

 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 …

Irritable Uterus

Irritable Uterus – What is it? What are the issues? What do you need to know?

Irritable Uterus: Mums share their experience with an irritable uterus and if they carried baby to term

Difficult Pregnancy: When things don’t go according to plan

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!

Non Invasive Pre-natal Testing (NIPT)

Non Invasive Pre-natal Testing

Explainer for Non Invasive Pre-natal Testing.

rhesus negative

Rhesus Negative blood type in pregnancy

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).

Iron infusion in pregnancy

Iron infusion in pregnancy

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.

best way to sleep when pregnant

Best way to sleep when pregnant

Tips: Up and down to the toilet, can’t get comfortable, your mind is racing, heartburn….there are so many reasons why sleep during pregnancy can be a challenge.U

harmony test

Harmony test experiences

Q&A: Has anyone had the harmony test? (Blood test for downs and genetic anomalies) how long did it take to get results and will you also be told gender if you wish?

irritable uterus

Irritable Uterus

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?

How to prepare for pregnancy and birth

Placenta Praevia Explained

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 …

short cervix

Experiences with a short cervix

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.

miscarriage symptoms

How long did your Miscarriage Symptoms last?

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?

pregnancy after placenta abruption

Pregnancy after placenta abruption

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.

sciatica in pregnancy

Pregnancy Sciatica

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?

Experience with anxiety and panic attacks during pregnancy

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?

What Helps Stretch Marks

Q&A: Can anyone recommend any home made or store bought products for stretch marks that actually work? I’m currently using BioOil

Hyperthyroidism and breastfeeding

Parents Tips: Parents share their best tips for managing hyperthyroidism and breastfeeding. There are also tips here for hypothyroidism and Hashimotos.

Migraine relief in Pregnancy

Q&A: Anyone have any suggestions as how to help relieve migraines during pregnancy?

Experiences with Amniocentesis

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.

Migraines in pregnancy

Q&A: Anyone have any suggestions as how to help relieve migraines during pregnancy?

Carpal Tunnel in pregnancy

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.

swollen legs while pregnant

Swollen Feet while pregnant

Q&A: Just wondering if anyone else has had swollen feet while pregnant?

Hypothyroidism in pregnancy

Q&A: Who has had Hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism in there pregnancy? Can you share your experiences.

Hashimotos Disease in Pregnancy

Mums share their experience with Hashimotos disease in pregnancy

hyperemesis gravidarum story

Hyperemesis Gravidarum – Leanne’s Story

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.

Reflux in Pregnancy: General Tips

Reflux occurs in two thirds of all pregnant women and can be very unpleasant! Here are some tips from other mums about how they dealt with it.

swollen vagina in pregnancy

Swollen vagina in pregnancy

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?