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BBC NEWS | Health | Steep rise in Down’s pregnancies

October 27th, 2009 · No Comments · bbc, health, news, pregnancy

BBC NEWS | Health | Steep rise in Down's pregnancies It was back in January 2007 that we had a scan for Lucy to check for the likelihood of Downs Syndrome. My post at that time stirred up a reaction or two (misgiudeded and unjustified too, I might add). Hearing about this report on the […]

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BBC NEWS | Africa | Malawi: A mother’s race against time

October 26th, 2009 · No Comments · bbc, bike, biking, health, news, pregnancy

BBC NEWS | Africa | Malawi: A mother's race against time Several years ago when Hayley was pregnant with Oliver, we saw a fireman’s bike in a mini museum in Prague. I’m not sure how much real use it saw, perhaps none at all. But here is a genuinely life-saving bicycle, used as an ambulance […]

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BBC NEWS | Health | Birth weight ‘sets future health’

July 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · bbc, news, pregnancy

BBC NEWS | Health | Birth weight 'sets future health' No problem here for Oliver I suspect as he was a good weight when he was born, as was Lucy, though girls seem unaffected according to this study. On the other hand I was premature and only weighed around 5 and half pounds, subsequently dropping […]

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BBC NEWS | Health | Test to pick out viable embryos

July 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment · bbc, IVF, news, pregnancy

BBC NEWS | Health | Test to pick out viable embryos

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BBC NEWS | Health | Fathers are ‘shut out of birth’

April 15th, 2008 · No Comments · bbc, news, pregnancy

BBC NEWS | Health | Fathers are 'shut out of birth'

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Hurrah for Humphries?

March 10th, 2008 · 4 Comments · bbc, IVF, politics, pregnancy, radio

It’s not often I find myself praising the interviewing techniques of the ever-interrupting John Humphries, but this morning he found himself interviewing a deaf man, apparently over the phone, with the aid of someone signing for the interviewee. Mr Humphries was therefore unable and/or unwilling to interrupt in his usual fashion and the quality of […]

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BBC NEWS | Wales | South West Wales | From ‘menopause’ to baby for mum

January 28th, 2008 · No Comments · bbc, news, pregnancy

BBC NEWS | Wales | South West Wales | From 'menopause' to baby for mum “I grabbed a towel and wrapped her in it. I was in a state of shock…” No kidding!

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First real kick

March 16th, 2007 · No Comments · bumper, bumpette, number2, pregnancy

Last night we went out for a meal with friends at an Indian restaurant. Hayley ordered a very hot, spicy dish from the menu. When we got home, we were sitting on the sofa when she suddenly jumped. She had felt the first real kick from Bumper. Hayley hasn’t felt much up to now, less […]

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Definite flutters

February 26th, 2007 · 3 Comments · bumper, bumpette, flutters, pregnancy

Hayley has been experiencing little flutters for the last few days which are definitely Bumper making his/her presence felt. We’ve been discussing names too. We’ve got some ideas for a girl but are still struggling a bit for a boy’s name. I’m sure it will come to us in time. I’m feeling pretty sure it […]

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First scan of Bumpette

January 23rd, 2007 · 3 Comments · bumper, bumpette, number2, pregnancy, ultrasound

Bumpette: lying back, head to the right, legs to the left with knees up! This morning Hayley had her first ultrasound scan of our new bump. It was actually a “nuchal translucency” scan which was part of a package of tests aimed at evaluating the likelihood of the baby having Downs Syndrome. These are not […]

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