35 weeks and Vasovagal syndrome

This week marks 35 weeks of my pregnancy, 3 weeks to go until my c section and what was supposed to be my last week of work.

My body had a different plan. I suffer from a condition known as vasovagyl syndrome, its not well known and its difficult to describe. Basically different elements can trigger me to faint. Whether it be the heat, pain or stress. For the most part this is managed with medication which ideally I wouldn’t be on during my pregnancy but I can’t function without it. On Monday I suffered from what I can only assume were braxton hicks and the pain and discomfort from these triggered a series of black outs at work.

It has knocked me around severely two days later and I still feel average. I have no energy, zero sleep and really can’t wait for these next 3 weeks to be over.

Has anyone else experienced similarly?  Id be very interested to know.

Until next time x

32 Weeks!

Today marks 32 weeks, 6 weeks until we meet our little girl and I am so excited, nervous, slightly scared and everything in between! We are counting down the days and trying to make sure everything we need to have done. I haven’t packed my hospital bag and haven’t washed her clothes and now I am starting to freak out at all we have left to do. Does everyone feel this way? Or is it just me?

I feel like there are so many checklists over the internet and they are all so different that I actually don’t know where to start and I instead of finding them helpful I find it all overwhelming. So I wonder if anyone has advice on firstly what I should pack for myself and also for bubs for the hospital and secondly a general list for getting ready for the big day!

Until next time xx

Welcome!

Hi everyone and welcome to my very first entry. I decided to begin “being called mum” as a way to hopefully meet people who like me are relatively young first time mums! So we can share stories, experiences and everything in between!

I am lucky in my surroundings and have a wonderful stable group of friends, majority whom are mothers and a family who not only answers any questions I may have but support every decision my husband and I make. However I thought it would be fun to find new friends and outlets which has led me here. I am 26 years old and currently I am 32 weeks pregnant. We are expecting a baby girl and she will be delivered via a C section on the 9th of July (More on the delivery option another time). My husband and I have been married for 18 months but together for 11.5 years. We always knew we wanted a family, granted not a large one, however lets see where life takes us.

I hope to hear from many of you who may be in the same situation as me, looking to be or experienced in the field of mothering!

 

I look forward to sharing my journey with you all x