Fetal development: Week 25|
By ThinkBaby on 27/05/2005 in 0-41 weeks
A growing spine
. To cap it all I am also getting regular nosebleeds and my gums bleed every time I brush my teeth. My midwife says that the nosebleeds are down to the high levels of oestrogen and progesterone whizzing around my body softening the cervix for childbirth
What is charting?|
By Maria Muennich on 30/11/2006 in Baby making - the science bit
You may have heard other women talk about charting, but what is it and how can it help you conceive?
, it becomes clear, thick and stretchy (an egg-white consistency) as ovulation approaches. c) Cervical position - Your cervix changes position and shape as you approach ovulation, which you can check using a finger. It may sound a little daunting to keep a
Can labour be too fast?|
By ThinkBaby on 19/08/2010 in Labour & birth
Fast labour may be every pregnant woman's dream but can labour be too quick?
contractions ends in the disappointment of hardly any dilation of their cervix (that is, when the mouth of the uterus stretches and thins in order to open wide enough for the baby to pass through), other women may find the dilation occurs fully within minutes
By Laura Lee Davies on 22/11/2010 in Miscarriage & loss
What is a late miscarriage and how can you tell the signs between a threatened miscarriage and a real miscarriage
detached or cannot supply enough nutrients to the baby, miscarriage may occur. Other things to consider are placenta praevia, placental insufficiency, or an incompetent cervix. After a late miscarriageOnce a miscarriage has happened it is not possible
Lucy Lloyd's pregnancy diary - Month 6|
By Lucy Lloyd on 29/01/2003 in Your pregnancy
Weeks 20 - 24: It's real, we've seen the photographs!
brush my teeth. My midwife says that the nosebleeds are down to the high levels of oestrogen and progesterone whizzing around my body softening the cervix for childbirth and this can affect the mucus membranes in the nose. I make an appointment to see
Bleeding in early pregnancy|
By Jayne Braithwaite on 10/04/2011 in Pregnancy illness & complications
Bleeding in early pregnancy is not always a problem. Early pregnancy spotting can be implantation bleeding or hormonal bleeding, both common in the first trimester. But heavier bleeding early in your pregnancy may be sign something is wrong
and sex until the bleeding has stopped. More often than not, women with a threatened miscarriage will go on to develop a healthy pregnancy. If the doctor finds that your cervix is dilating or evidence that something is wrong with the foetus
By Louise Rogers on 12/03/2008 in Your baby and you
Heavy bleeding after the birth of your baby is not uncommon, but why does it happen and what should you know about it?
or cervix, a blood clotting disorder or a retained placenta. In secondary PPH bleeding may be due to small pieces of the placenta or membrane being retained in the uterus or to an infection.How will I know if it’s happening?You may feel the blood trickling
By Emma!Babies: Olivia, Charley and bubble due sep12 on 28/09/2008 in forum
Does it actually do anything?
any effect. I'm now 8 days overdue and believe me I've tried everything, this baby ain't budging! Apparantly sex is the best thing as semen contains prostaglandins which soften the cervix (my midwife even told me to go home and have sex after giving
By hannah watson on 17/11/2006 in forum
How can i tell the difference?
and told me that my cervix was soft but still closed and that it seemed that this baby was in a hurry. They told me that it looked like i was in the early stages of labour. This carried on untill around 14:00 and then the pains stopped, but only
Sexual positions for conception|
By ThinkBaby on 08/12/2007 in Boosting your fertility
You may have your favourite or default sexual positions, but are some more equal than others when it comes to conceiving?
that the less distance sperm have to travel, the greater the chances of more of them getting where they're supposed to. For that reason positions which discharge sperm closest to the cervix are thought to be ideal for heightening your conception chances. Some