Officially known as the ‘dating scan’ the 12 week ultrasound scan confirms how far along you are, checks foetal development–and of course, provides you with those unforgettable first images of your baby!
It’s a strange phenomenon that being pregnant automatically invites invasion of personal space. While some may not mind the occasional unsolicited hand on their incubator, plenty don’t, and the feeling is both normal and legitimate. If you fall into the latter constituent of expectant mums, check out these five Mumsnet tips to (politely) keep the bump-touchers at bay.
The experience of birth is unique to every woman, but for most, it is never a simple experience; and while there are some aspects that we can moderate (slightly), there are other things–like the discomfort of staying stationery for the purpose of monitoring, for sometimes hours on end–that we’ve just come to accept as par for the course. An Australian engineer and mum, however, may be changing at least one of those ‘unchangeable’ parts of delivery.
There’s plenty caveats and precautions when it comes to being overweight during pregnancy–but what about if you’re underweight?