Alan couldn’t come with me this time as he was in the eSciences conference in Nottingham. So I went alone to the surgery and asked a bit more detailed about the results of the two blood tests I had since I am pregnant. All is fine. I got the medical certificate needed at my work to postpone the maternity leave for two weeks, in order to start them only four weeks before the due date. Then we discussed about my hip pain and the lost of sensitivity in my right hand. For the hip pain, she said to call her back next week and she will send me to the physiotherapist if necessary. For the hand, no need to worry it is really common, I have to wait after the delivery to see if the problem persists. We also talked about a possible home birth and she was really enthusiast with the idea, and said that an extra scan will be offered at 36 weeks to be sure that the baby will be head down in the right position to avoid any risks. She also said that we can buy or hire a birth pool. She took my blood pressure and it was fine, touched my belly to feel the baby and said that the head was down, and measured the belly, it is now 34 cm! All was fine and next time we are going to see her will be at 36 weeks and at home for a long appointment to discuss about our birth plan.
Happy birthday Grandma-to-be Jeannine 🙂