Q&A With Miracle In Progress

Welcome to Miracle in Progress, the award winning private pregnancy clinic.

We are starting a regular Q&A to help all the new parents and parents to be. Because we all have so many questions yet sometimes we are just to scared or shy to ask, therefore we hope to provide a useful and friendly solution to this. If there is any questions you would like to see answered in the next Q&A then please send us a private message on Facebook or via our website and we will be happy to help ????

  • WHEN SHOULD I START TO FEEL MY BABY MOVE ??

Most ladies start to feel their baby move between 16 to 24 weeks. This may be described as a ‘knocking’, ‘tapping’ or rolling sensation. Futhermore these movements become more evident and regular post 24 weeks. Should this not be your first pregnancy, some mummy’s question if it is possible to feel the baby move prior to 16 weeks. This is totally normal since you now know what sensations you should be feeling. A baby under 16 weeks is defiantly moving and spinning in your womb. In conclusion any concerns related to your baby’s movements should be followed up with your midwife or hospital of choice and not left.

  • I’M NOT FEELING A CONNECTION WITH MY MIDWIFE SO I DREAD MY APPOINTMENTS!!!

As an excited new mummy and daddy to be the joy of attending antenatal appointments and hearing how well your baby is growing can be exciting. It can however, be extremely frustrating when you do not feel a connection with your midwife. You exchange extremely personal information with your professional and also being a midwife myself I expect my relationship with my client to be trusting and engaging.

Dreading appointments and not feeling happy to discuss aspects of your care is not acceptable hence why I would encourage anyone in a similar situation to seek an alternative care provider. Because your midwife is not the only midwife able to care for you there, I recommended you contact your local community midwives’ office at your local hospital so you can ask to liaise with the team leader or midwife in charge. Most of all voicing your feelings will enable you to be cared for by an alternative professional who maybe able to reignite a more appropriate relationship with you and your family.

 

  • HELP!!! IM SUFFERING WITH PELVIC PAIN AT 34 WEEKS, I WANT THIS BABY OUT BUT THEY WON’T CONSIDER AN INDUCTION.

Pelvic pain or SPD (symphysis pubic dysfunction) can be extremely debilitating for many women. Evidence suggests 14-22% of women suffer serious SPD, with 5-8% having server pain or disability. Many sufferers are provided with physiotherapy. Which can sometimes involve a lengthy waiting list. You may also be encouraged to purchase a pregnancy belt while some benefit from acupuncture. The reality is that SPD is associated with the misalignment of the pelvis and maybe related to pregnancy hormone levels. As a result the only total relief is to deliver the baby.

Dependant on your level of disability the intervention required or offered is only a decision made at consultant level. This includes inducing the labour and as a result not allowing the pregnancy to progress over 40 weeks. Therefore I strongly suggest that if you are not consultant led and only see a midwife please ask to be referred. A meeting with a consultant will enable you to discuss your situation and how you feel. Not going over term may help your physical and mental health. An obstetrician will always consider you and your baby’s health. However, a full explanation of the pros and cons should be discussed at length, so a combined decision can be made.

 

Most of all enjoy the rest of your week.

Miracle in Progress

Private Pregnancy Clinic, Early Gender Scanning & Antenatal Clinics

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