What happens at your Cervical Screening (Smear Test)?

At the start of this week, I attended my cervical screening, or smear test. I’ve been trying to remember how many smear tests I’ve had before, and it must be around five or six now. I’m not sure, but I have been every time I’ve been sent the reminder letter,…

5 Ways to Help Your Baby in a Pavlik Harness

When B was exactly 12 weeks old, she was fitted with a Pavlik harness due to being diagnosed only two days earlier with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH). We were told to expect her to be in the harness for 12 weeks. Last week though, we were told that…

DDH – What happens when your baby has a Pavlik harness …

This week has been a bit of a whirlwind. On Tuesday, B had an ultrasound scan to check her hips were developing properly. This was a follow-up scan as she had her first one at six weeks, due to being breech. We were told at six weeks that the ligaments…

My Breech Baby at 36 Weeks

There’s a bit of a spoiler alert in the title really! Sadly my efforts to get the baby to turn have been in vain and baby is still breech. It’s what I’ve been expecting given that her sister was breech from 28 weeks until the bitter end, so now I…

C-Section Fears

If you saw my post the other week about my 32 week scan, then you’ll know that I’ve got a C-section booked in to deliver this baby at 39 weeks. To say I’m not thrilled about this, is an understatement. Please don’t tell me that I can still opt for…

Polycystic Kidney Disease and Pregnancy at 32 Weeks

Yesterday I had my 32 week scan. I’ve written lots before about my pregnancy and how I need additional scans at 28, 32, 36 and 40 weeks, due to the fact that I have Polycystic Kidney Disease. This is mainly because I am at increased risk of pre-eclampsia, so they…

5 Ways to Help Your Child Through Chickenpox

If you follow my Facebook page (and if you don’t, what are you waiting for?!) then you’ll know that M has come down with a case of the chickenpox. I’ve never encountered chickenpox before (other than having it as a child myself; although it’s too long ago for me to…