Hey all, So yesterday I saw the midwife. She took some brief notes, medical history, previous pregnancies etc. Booked me in for my booking appointment and told me I will also see the consultant around 18 weeks. I was consultant lead with last pregnancy but I had to ask to see the consultant and that was around 22 weeks. I suffer with hypermobility syndrome. The consitions means my joints and ligaments have too much callogen in them making them lax, I am also resistant to pain relief as a result. So with baby 1 I had severe SPD & SJD & I do have to take cocodamol because of the hip pain I get (without being pregnant) . With last one I also developed hypermesis and was in hospital a few times on drips. Then at 32 weeks I measured 30 weeks and then I didn't budge from 32 week measurement until I gave birth - induced at 38 weeks. Then I had a 2nd degree tear. The contractions in labour were so intense, one after the other without a break to catch my breath, this is also a side effect of my condition. I'm presuming I'm being consultant lead because of my hypermobility & the fact I was induced early. I know its jumping ahead but I considered requesting a c-section this time as labour was difficult, painful & exhausting, however, decided against this as my recovery won't be quick and I will have a 2 and half year old toddler to also care for. So then I thought what about epidural? Then the issue is here, I am resistant to pain relief. Anybody else going to be consultant lead? What's your story?