Pregnancy Appointment : 36 Week Midwife Appointment

Pregnancy Appointment : 36 Week Midwife Appointment
This was another routine check up which involved checking my urine, blood pressure, measuring my bump, listening to baby’s heartbeat and checking if my feet or fingers were overly swollen. 
All of my checks came out fine, my feet and fingers are a little swollen but nothing too drastic so nothing to worry about.  
Based on the measurements of my bump baby is weighing about 6lbs.
Baby’s head is now ‘brimming’ which apparently means that he/she could make an appearance any time within the next 1 – 4 weeks! This isn’t definite as baby could still move but a strong possibility. 
I asked about my weight as I haven’t gained a lot. Midwife said that this is absolutely fine, it just means that the baby is taking what he/she needs and because I’m not eating as much as before I’m loosing weight. The fact that my bump is growing is the main thing.
I have another appointment for a further two weeks time. As I’m on maternity leave at that time the midwife did say to let them know if I have any problems getting there, the surgery where I have my appointments is a bus journey away but I live opposite the local hospital where the midwives are based so they can arrange for me to be seen there instead if need be.

1 Comment

  1. 30th January 2015 / 10:12 pm

    glad it's all going well 🙂 My fingers swelled up badly in the last few days, and I had to have my wedding and engagement rings taped over for my c section as I couldn't get them off! Will remember to take them off a week in advance this time round!
    Exciting that baby could arrive at pretty much any time now!

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