♡ October 2020 mummies ♡

Discussion in 'Second Trimester' started by Natalie8964, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. MammaOfMany

    MammaOfMany Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2020
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    32
    I'm glad I'm not the only one already thinking about hospital bags although I hadn't thought of food because I never feel like eating in labour. You ladies have made me think though and I think now I will pack some food for after the birth because I will invariably be starving and they may not have anything available and even if they do it might not be very nice. I remember after my 1 hospital birth 16 years ago that they had to go looking for some leftover sandwiches which were a bit stale and took a long time to find. I'm so spoiled with homebirths being able to eat whatever I want as soon as I demand it after the birth.

    I've never owned a steriliser. I did use Milton for a bit with my first but somehow found it made the bottles feel sticky which I didn't like. Since then if I have needed to sterilise anything I boil them in a pot on the stove. As for bottles, my favourite so far has been the Tommee Tippee - Closer to Nature.
     
  2. Natalie8964

    Natalie8964 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2019
    Messages:
    1,054
    Likes Received:
    410
    I've heard people say that they don't feel like eating during labour which is understandable however its really important to stay energised and hydrated so your muscles keep working the best they can. So I'll be taking a variety of snacks and trying to eat little and often! I plan on birthing at a midwife led unit rather than hospital ward so want it to feel as chilled and relaxed as possible, snacks included! I heart oats are good for milk supply, and there's raspberry leaf tea too which I'll definitely be investing in
     
  3. Xsarahh

    Xsarahh Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2017
    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    50
    Oooh snacks! I’m going to take a sports drink (they’re easy to sip on in labour) some Ribena for a treat afterwards and some of those drumstick squashy sweets. My labour last time was 9.5 hours and I couldn’t physically eat anything. They did bring me toast and jam during but I couldn’t eat it. Flapjack is a good snack.
     
  4. kj1

    kj1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2017
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    71
    Is everyone’s midwife led suite back open? Ours is being used for women in labour testing positive for COVID-19 so theres no other choice other than the labour ward for us. I hope it’s open again come October...xx
     
  5. Natalie8964

    Natalie8964 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2019
    Messages:
    1,054
    Likes Received:
    410
    I don't actually know the answer, my midwife didn't give much away on my last daft telephone app. I'll be pestering her again at 28 weeks for more info! But all being well that's my decision for where I'll birth. I'm not religious but I'm practically praying for things to be almost back to normal for us October mamas! X
     
    PinkFlamingo likes this.
  6. PinkFlamingo

    PinkFlamingo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2018
    Messages:
    659
    Likes Received:
    183
    We definitely deserve a bit of normal for when our babies are here especially after having crazy pregnancies! X
     
  7. Natalie8964

    Natalie8964 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2019
    Messages:
    1,054
    Likes Received:
    410
    Finally had my whooping cough jab today. It was nothing, but starting to feel the dead arm kicking in. Also had my first session of acupuncture since before lockdown! I've missed it so much. It really makes such a different to physical and mental health. My acupuncturist is brilliant, super safe and her studio was spotlessly clean. I saw 3 hand sanitising stations on my way in, and she was in full PPE. Booked my block in straight away and hoping to get treatments every 2 weeks going forward. Nice to have a tiny little slice of normality back!
     
  8. PinkFlamingo

    PinkFlamingo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2018
    Messages:
    659
    Likes Received:
    183
    I had the dead arm for about two days! What do you use acupuncture for? X
     
  9. Natalie8964

    Natalie8964 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2019
    Messages:
    1,054
    Likes Received:
    410
    I was having it before I got pregnant to aid fertility. Think I had 4 sessions then fell pregnant! Its also helped me with back and neck pain previously. Going forward we will be focusing on easing pregnancy symptoms e.g. aches and pains, sleep issues. It can also help with other pregnancy issues. At the end of pregnancy, it can help get baby into the right position, as well as preparing your body for labour, and decreasing the level of pain in labour. I always leave feeling energised and happy and even today at almost 27 weeks pregnant it did the same - I came home and did loads of jobs! And I just feel chilled and content :)
     
  10. PinkFlamingo

    PinkFlamingo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2018
    Messages:
    659
    Likes Received:
    183
    Oooo nice. I’ve often thought about trying it. Do you find it painful? X
     
  11. Natalie8964

    Natalie8964 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2019
    Messages:
    1,054
    Likes Received:
    410
    No not at all, the needles are so tiny. Sometimes you might get a spot where you feel it, but it goes away and it doesn't feel like anything x
     
    PinkFlamingo likes this.
  12. PinkFlamingo

    PinkFlamingo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2018
    Messages:
    659
    Likes Received:
    183
    Does anyone’s baby’s still have ‘quite’ days? Or are you all feeling movement all day long now? Last few days I’ve had to really concentrate on movement. If I lay on my side and ‘make’ baby move it does. Doesn’t seem to randomly do it on its own though :(
     
  13. WinterWolf

    WinterWolf Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2018
    Messages:
    2,471
    Likes Received:
    419
    Definitely normal still. They’re not meant to be regularly active until 28wks and some bubs will have quiet days all the way up until birth like my last one did (you should have them checked if you’re worried but you’ll get to know how often a quiet day is normal for your baby). x
     
    PinkFlamingo likes this.
  14. Natalie8964

    Natalie8964 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2019
    Messages:
    1,054
    Likes Received:
    410
    I'm 27 weeks tomorrow, is that classed as tri 3?!

    Is anyone else struggling with normal stuff now? E.g. getting out of bed or rolling over, getting up off the sofa, putting shoes on?! I'm starting to get quite big up front now! Everyone says how big my bump is. I thought this feeling would start a bit later! Keep wondering how much bigger I can get :rotfl:
     
  15. PinkFlamingo

    PinkFlamingo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2018
    Messages:
    659
    Likes Received:
    183
    I think it’s 28 weeks?? Not totally sure.... x
     
  16. WinterWolf

    WinterWolf Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2018
    Messages:
    2,471
    Likes Received:
    419
    Yes everything is hard now... tri 3 starts at 28wks :)
     
  17. Natalie8964

    Natalie8964 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2019
    Messages:
    1,054
    Likes Received:
    410
    So confusing, my book and one of my apps tells me I'm in tri 3!
     
  18. MammaOfMany

    MammaOfMany Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2020
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    32
    @PinkFlamingo How is bub going? Still quiet? I had a day where bub was quiet and contacted our GP. He said that it's ok if they are quiet up for 5-7 days but said that if the baby was still quiet the next day we would do a scan. Thankfully bub was very active the next day. I would certainly prefer to get things checked out and everything be fine than to not and things not be fine.

    @Natalie8964 I'm certainly starting to struggle now. My husband sometimes needs to push me out of bed haha. From what I found online there seems to differing opinions about when 3rd trimester starts. Just from my own thoughts though if we break up 40 weeks into 3 that's going to mean just over 13 weeks in each trimester which by my calculations would mean that by 27 weeks you would be in the third trimester. The only reason I can think of that it wouldn't be is if they don't consider a pregnancy to be 40 weeks...
     
    Natalie8964 likes this.
  19. Natalie8964

    Natalie8964 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2019
    Messages:
    1,054
    Likes Received:
    410
    That was exactly what I thought too. I'll hold off creating a tri 3 thread until next week anyway. I can't believe we are getting to close to tri 3. I still have so much to do!
     
  20. PinkFlamingo

    PinkFlamingo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2018
    Messages:
    659
    Likes Received:
    183
    Hey, thank you for asking. Movements still the same, just feel now and again. Got some period type pains which are worrying me though. Rang pregnancy unit and she didn’t seem overly worried as no bleeding, she said to take some paracetamol and to phone back if they get any worse. Trying really hard not to be anxious but struggling a bit. X
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice