I was given my MatB1 and told to give it to my employer, but also to take a copy as they only give you one and Spencer’s work may also require a copy for his paternity leave. I enquired about a Dental Exemption form but have to pick this up from County Hospital, I have my diabetes test there so will attempt to remember to ask for it then.
This afternoon I had my 25 week midwife appointment. I didn’t see my Midwife again, I’m not sure where she was as no one bothered to apologise for her absence. I’ve only met her once so far which doesn’t actually bother me, so long as I’m getting the check ups I don’t mind who does them, but I know some people do get annoyed by not seeing the same person all the way through.
I took my urine sample and notes along as I have to at each Midwife appointment. My urine was tested there and then and it was fine. I was given my urine pot back for my next appointment, with my wee still in it! She picked up an error in my notes, my growth chart states that I am due on 21 May instead of 21 February, she is getting this re-done, hopefully it will be ready for my next appointment.
She checked my blood pressure which was perfect, I must be calmer now that I’m pregnant as it always used to be high, previously they’ve had to talk to me for a while and then take it again when it would be okay, nowadays it is perfect first time.
She had a feel of my tummy and somehow measured my baby while doing this, baby is currently measuring 25cm which is where they should be at this point. She got the doppler out and we heard a strong, healthy heart beating at 135 bpm. While examining my stomach she commented on the fact that my stretch marks are coming and to make sure that I use oil which I am and have been for a while, she said that stretch marks tend to be genetic, if one of your parents suffers with them you more than likely will.
She asked if I felt movements or had any significant vaginal discharge or headaches, to which I answered yes, no and occasional headaches but nothing too serious, she was happy with the answers. I asked about the stitch pain that I’ve had when walking, apparently this is quite normal, I should alternate my pace between fast and slow instead of slowing down completely just to keep my muscle up.
I was told to do some exercises to help with my hip pain, ten lots of pelvic floors, holding stomach in and holding bum in, all a couple of times a day.
I have now booked in for my next Midwife appointment at 28 weeks and also my whooping cough jab at 28 weeks, that week I also happen to have my diabetes test so it’s a very busy week! At my next appointment I will have my bloods taken again, yay (sarcasm).