Health · Miscarriage · Pregnancy after loss · Research

Checks and keeping measured

I had a small bleed last week, which freaked me out a bit. This was at the same time as having a hacking cough that kept me awake all night and ended up with me coughing up blood as well as having a four-year-old with gastroenteritis. Yeah!  I rang the maternity unit and they asked… Continue reading Checks and keeping measured

Health · Miscarriage · Pregnancy after loss

Considering birth

I had a second obstetrician appointment recently to decide whether to try for a VBAC or have another c-section. I decided that I would go for a vaginal birth unless I go very overdue as I’m really not keen to be induced. I had a very prolonged first labour that never really got going. I… Continue reading Considering birth

Christmas · Health · Miscarriage · Pregnancy after loss

Out the other side

Out the other side is very much how I feel heading into the New Year. Being pregnant at Christmas made me feel a huge pressure to feel happy and upbeat when sometimes I felt scared and uncertain. Because everything shuts down – it also made me feel vulnerable in case anything happened. Like being adrift… Continue reading Out the other side

Health · Miscarriage · Pregnancy after loss

Heading into Christmas

So I had my dating scan this week and everything looked as it should, which was good news. I get so jittery beforehand and have to close my eyes and be told all is ok before I can open them. I explained to the sonographer about the clinical trial I was part of. I often… Continue reading Heading into Christmas

Health · Miscarriage · pregnancy

Keep on keeping on

It has taken me a while to write this post. I was unsure when or if to share it, but decided it would help if I did.  After I had the ‘procedure’ for the SiM trial looking into treatments for recurrent miscarriage, I waited for my next period as instructed, and then we started trying… Continue reading Keep on keeping on

Health · infertility · Miscarriage

Yes I do intentionally have needles stuck in me…

When I had my first miscarriage, I decided I needed to bring some equilibrium and balance to my mind and body so decided to try acupuncture. I found it really helped to calm and de-stress me so I decided that I should try it once more after my third miscarriage. My previous acupuncturist was very good… Continue reading Yes I do intentionally have needles stuck in me…