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Water Relaxation

After my crash yesterday (see photo of treacherous pavement!) I left work today at lunchtime and slept all afternoon, think my body really needed it! I still feel quite achy and bashed up, no damage apart from grazes.

Tonight I went to the 5th of my 6 pregnancy / water courses at the Unispital pool (University hospital). There are 8 of us, all in the third trimester (the first babies are due in the first week of August) and we have fun in the water. Lots of stretches and breathing and then some pair work.

We trust each other, tow each other round the shallow pool with inflatable and generally relax. It is so funny to see us - lots of pregnant bellies floating around. It is also quite reassuring to see each other's shape and sizes. Afterwards I feel nice and weary!



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Jul. 24th, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
How much longer do you have? My cousin's wife is due on her birthday, 15 August (which also happens to be my cousin's sister's birthday!).
Jul. 25th, 2009 08:01 am (UTC)
I am due on the 25th August, but if baby doesn't turn, then I guess they will do a c-section 2 weeks before, which could be as early as August 11th - I'm not ready!
Jul. 25th, 2009 08:18 am (UTC)
My second one was stuck halfway turned when I saw the midwife at 36 weeks. She told me all the horror stories and booked me in to the hospital to check on the turning. That was for a week later as the hospital was busy. She didn't mention a c-section, but did say that they might keep me in if the baby hadn't finished turning by then. I had a two-year-old and no family here, so was quite upset at the thought.

That night she finished turning, which was much more comfortable for me. Having a near-term baby wedged diagonally across your belly is plenty unpleasant!

So, I hope your baby gets turning!
Jul. 25th, 2009 08:37 am (UTC)
Thanks! I think it is on the move, cos I am feeling a lot of movement and my bump does look a bit lopsided!!
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