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Sunday 22 August 2021

34 Weeks Pregnant - Pregnancy Symptoms


Growing a baby sounds magical, and it is, its Thursday and I have just made a sandwich and created part of a arm! A woman body is just amazing, it can grow a human and still get on with every day life and in some circumstances still look after another little human.

However my reality is much much different, if there is a pregnancy symptom to be had, I will be having it, I blame my age, but there are amazing woman having babies way into their 50's so, maybe I am just one of the unlucky few.

Now don't get my wrong I am extremely thankful that I am pregnant and can't wait for this little baby to be born, and I love the idea of giving birth, my first labour was a little traumatic but it was such an amazing experience and the feels it gave me, I can't wait to see what this time brings, but the great thing about birth for me is the pregnancy is over.

6 weeks left!!!


Morning, Noon and Night!!  At the beginning was when it was at its worse and then it started to ease up a little and now its back with a bang! Hyperemesis Gravidarum was something that I was diagnosed with in my first pregnancy and I only got a month and a half break from it and was admitted to hospital once with severe dehydration, due to the fact that I could not keep anything down. This time round the sickness did not last along but its was a lot worse and had to be admitted to hospital 3 times with severe dehydration within 4 weeks. The only way I could get on top of it was just to eat and drink little and often and when I say little I mean a bite of a biscuit and a sip of a drink. Ginger biscuits did not work for me and thankfully it did ease up after a couple of months, unfortunately it is now back and keeping food down is getting a lot harder.


This is properly one of the most irritating symptoms that I experience and most disgusting, so when pregnant your body produces excess amounts of mucus which can clog the sinus and drain down the throat, which is exactly what I am experiencing. All day long I have to cough up mucus and sometimes coughing this up can cause me to be sick. This is worst in the morning as its has been building up all night.  I have not found a way to get on top of it, I was prescribed a sinus spray that done nothing and I got myself a netti-pot which helps drain the sinuses, however again did nothing, just got to hope that it goes away once baby is here.

Back pain 

A very common symptom in pregnancy as your body is changing to make room for baby and prepare for labour. I find it hard to get up and down and walking too far as well as lifting Lilly up, but I have been able to ease it with a little bit of stretching and a hot water bottle.


This is worst in the afternoon and night, even though not as bad as it was when I had Lilly, but still unbearable, sometimes so bad that it takes my breath away, Luckily I spoke to doctor and was prescribed some Acidex and that helps a lot.


Terrible at the beginning and eased up a little but is back now, luckily when I was in hospital on one of my admissions I had this problem and was given something that was safe to take while pregnant, as a lot of over the counter medication you can not take while pregnant. 3 out of 4 pregnant women get constipated in pregnancy and I would be one of them! Hormones in  pregnancy means your muscles relax including the intestines moving slower which is why it happens

Frequent Urination

One night I had to go to the toilet and then I swear less than 5 minutes later I needed to go again and have a another full on big wee. Out of all the symptoms this one is not a big deal, just slightly annoying in the middle of the night. I have always wondered why this happens though and its to do with the extra blood passing in your body and the fact that the baby is growing and putting pressure on your bladder.


This one has been tricky for me, as I have a 2 and a half year old that sometimes like to get up in the night for no reason and sometime likes to get up at 4.30 in the morning to watch cocomelon. The worst night was when I could not get to sleep until about 4.15 in the morning and 45 minutes later I had terrible cramp in my leg and then Lilly got up! 4 out of 7 nights I have a problem with sleeping, wether it is going to bed for a bit and waking up and not being able to get back to sleep or not able to actually get to sleep until about 2 in the morning. I found that no phone before bed sometimes helps or a nice hot bath, but that dont always help. I think its just preparing you for them night feeds.


Insomnia obviously makes me feel tired throughout the day, but its just everything makes me tired, second trimester I had days when I would have loads of energy, but Im right back there now with feeling exhausted, being sick and not being able to keep anything down means that I have no energy and when I can get some rest I will try.

Why I love being pregnant

Now I have listed all these bad things about being pregnant and in all honesty I am not a fan of being pregnant, but I am lucky that I have a baby on the way and there are some things I love about being pregnant..... not many but I love when the baby kicks and when I get to see the baby on the scans and of cause the excitement of labour and finally having the baby here!



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