I’m O+ and a donor but due to pregnancy can’t donate again until December (6 months postpartum) If you can help please do so, it is a short amount of time out of your day but could give life to someone in desperate need. Xx
Blood stocks have been hit by cancellations in the recent bad weather, and we urgently need more 🅾️+ 🅾️- 🅰️+ 🅱️+ blood and 🅰️- platelet donations. We aim to ret...ain at least 6 days stock to ensure there’s enough for patients in need.
If you are near one of our fixed site donor centres please walk in and donate. We’ve also added extra appointments for next week. Check for the latest information at blood.co.uk
How to make slime isn't a craze that seems to be going away any time soon. And like most new crazy fazes, it doesn't take long for the toy factories to cotton on. The difference between searching Youtube for DIY slime recipes and Glam Goo is that you don't have to track down mysterious ingredients or an alternative. The goo is ready and made for your kids to enjoy. [ 359 more words ]
So we decided to have baby number 5 and if you like to hear more on what brought around that decision then you can find more about it here. Having a large family is a roller coaster that I throughlyenjoy riding but having a seven year age gap between this one and the last has left me feeling like a brand new first time mum again - Which feels Bizarre! [ 233 more words ]
Need someone to talk to? Our psychologist-in-residence, Emma Kenny is here to listen - join Emma on Facebook live at 8.30pm tonight, plus she’ll continue the conversation straight after in the Channel Mum support group: www.channelmum.com/chat/anxiety-and-depression-support/
Amy’s kindly created a free meal plan download. If getting organised is something you keep meaning to do now is as good a time as any.
Want to know if you're having a girl or boy? Our team of experts are trained in the nub & skull theory. Upload your scan pics here → www.channelmum.com/…/ask-our-experts-to-guess-your-babys-g…/ - and they will tell you what they think you're having!
Being pregnant can have it’s scary times, if you feel like something isn’t quite right ring your midwife for advice xx 🤰🏼
"I was due my baby on 16th February and the last few weeks really haven’t been feeling too good in myself. On Wednesday 24th January by around lunchtime suddenl...y thought “I can’t remember feeling baby move too much today” tuned in for the rest of the day and indeed movements were significantly reduced. A lot of people had told me the story of “its normal towards the end” but I spoke to my community midwife and she insisted I take myself to hospital. I went to hospital at 4.00pm and was kept in until 10.00pm with constant monitoring of baby, the hospital weren’t too concerned however advised me to go back the following morning for a scan and additional monitoring. Through the day the decision was made by the consultant to admit me to hospital for continued observation and look at possible induction of labour within the next few days, if I was still concerned.
Friday 26th January at 6.30am the midwife on the ward came around to start the monitoring process again, I needed a wee so asked to be taken off the monitor while I went the toilet. We attempted the monitoring process again at 6.55am, while trying to trace the baby's heartbeat the midwives face changed and she called for a second midwife. They were both watching the screen intently for what felt like forever before the one pushed the alarm over the bed and an army of doctors arrived from nowhere, pushing me on the bed down the corridor. They had recorded no foetal activity for 6 minutes and they were performing an emergency csection, the midwives were literally ripping my clothes off while I was in the lift on the way to the operating theatre!
This was the most scary experience of my life, knowing my partner was at home and me being on my own not knowing what the outcome would be. My next memory was me waking up in recovery with my partner walking into the room with our baby girl, born at 37 weeks weighing 5lb 12oz, we never found out the gender of baby during the pregnancy so was an extra surprise.
As our little girl turns one week old I can’t help but think if I hadn’t taken myself to hospital, what might the outcome have been? If I was at home how would I have known that my baby’s heartbeat had significantly dropped for such a period of time? It’s such a worrying thought, but I suppose it just shows how important it is to listen to your baby and listen to your body and trust your gut instincts! - Caroline
Welcome to the world little one and well done Mama and Midwives! #KicksCount
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*New Video* Pregnancy Update 18-20 weeks. There’s a scan and a bump shot 🤰🏼 Grab a cuppa there’s a lot packed in.
With Christmas coming just around the corner, the pressure of finding the perfect gift for someone special can be immense. If you're in need of some inspiration, I have written some gift guides, one for boys and one for girls. This year I really wanted to find something for my sister to show her how much she means to me. [ 326 more words ]
Some inspiration for meat free meals
This week's shop £33 👍
We're having a vegetarian week it's cheaper, healthier and you still get loads of flavours 🍓
Here's my weeks meal plan 😉...
Monday: Pasta salad
Tuesday: Vegetable soup and dumplings
Wednesday: Roast vegetable lasagna
Thursday: Country vegetable shepherd's pie
Friday: Jacket potatoes, beans and salad 😎