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…

Polycystic Kidney Disease and Pregnancy at 28 Weeks

Last week, I had my 28 week scan. I’ve been booked in for scans at 28, 32, 36 and 40 weeks (if I get that far!) in addition to my 12 and 20 week scans, due to having Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). I had extra scans during my pregnancy with…

Polycystic Kidney Disease and Pregnancy at 20 Weeks

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my Polycystic Kidney Disease and how the obstetric consultant I saw seemed to have overreacted a bit, ordering a scan of my kidneys, additional blood tests and to have my blood pressure and urine checked by the midwife every two weeks. Well, I…

Polycystic Kidney Disease and Pregnancy

I’ve written before about how I have Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). I have ADPKD, which means that it is hereditary and passed down on the dominant gene. Basically, while you’re born with it, it doesn’t usually affect you until between the age of 30 and 60. Polycystic Kidney Disease causes…

Would you want to know?

I’ve written before about how I have Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). It’s not really a big deal, and I don’t like to make a fuss, it just is what it is. To be honest I mostly ignore it. However, I do try to live a healthy existence (I don’t exercise…