The Bump: 39 Weeks!

Here we are at the end (I can't believe how fast this pregnancy has gone!). I'm officially 39 weeks   and feel ready to POP!

This week I had an appointment with my midwife and everythings looking like it should. My fundal height is measuring 34 weeks and is following a nice curve around the 25th centile on the graph. She is head down and her head is still 4/5ths engaged, no change from my last check up. The midwife advised her head may not fully engage until labour starts as this is my second pregnancy.

Early this week I felt really faint and disorientated to the point where I could hardly string together a sentence and later that evening I had a headache that lasted all night. I mentioned this to the midwife and she said my blood pressure is on the lower side and it must have dropped and caused these symptoms but advised it was nothing to be concerned about and thankfully it hasn't happened since! 

I have also started having LOADS more Braxton Hicks this week, it sounds weird but I kind of like having them! Hopefully, this is a sign she'll be making an appearance very soon. I don't really have a birth plan as you really can't predict how things will unfold but I would like to try and avoid having Pethidine or an Epidural and just use Gas and Air and if possible have a water birth.

So that's where I am! I hope this little girl makes an appearance sooner rather than later as were SO excited to meet her, but if she's anything like me I know she'll be fashionably late!

Jemma xXx
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