Preventing Prematurity on World Prematurity Day! 

Hello all, The weeks have really ticked by and we are now 22 weeks and counting! Since my last post, a lot has happened.  As some of you may be aware, I travelled to London on Wednesday to see Professor Shennan and the team at the St Thomas preterm clinic.  Upon arrival I was scanned... Continue Reading →

It’s OK to Not be OK.

This week sees me turning 16 weeks pregnant and there is so much to feel positive about! No sickness, tons of energy and I'm out of the danger zone right? WRONG. 16 weeks to us is the start of what we have decided to label our 'Danger Zone' The second trimester of pregnancy has brought... Continue Reading →

The Modified Shirodkar!

Breathe a sigh of relief. . . . IT'S IN! I had my modified shirodikar suture put safely in place and I must admit I feel much better. It was a pretty strange day i'm not going to lie. A real mix of emotions. I felt relief, excitement and most of all fear. The procedure... Continue Reading →

The Prof & the Preterm Surveillance Clinic!

We arrived at St Thomas hospital at around 1:30pm, not really knowing what to expect. After a short wait Professor Shennan called us through for our first meeting. His knowledge and professionalism was clear from the start. Straight away I was asked a series of questions to try to determine the cause of my cervical... Continue Reading →

UK TAC SUPPORT.

I woke up with a terrible headache and absolutely exhausted. I very cruelly felt as though I had a hangover. This was impossible. I hadn't consumed the three litres of prosecco i'd usually polish off with the girls. I felt awful but I had to snap out of it. I began to research cervical insufficiency in great detail. I... Continue Reading →

Tears, TACS and tantrums.

    It happened really quickly. . . . It always does with us, (something I am eternally grateful for) and after 4 weeks of contraception free 'Mum & Dad time' we got our first positive pregnancy test! Hurrrrraaaar you say? No. Que the worlds biggest melt down. What an earth have we done? How... Continue Reading →

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