In case you didn’t already know we’re expecting a Tiny MUMbler in November!
From before I even knew I was pregnant everything was different to last time.
I was so much more relaxed last time, I just thought well we’ll give it a go and see what happens we were really lucky to get pregnant within two months, but this time I was nervous we had tried for about sixth months two years ago but then I got a new job and it all went on hold.
I was anxious that I we wouldn’t find it so easy before we even started trying.
Anxious I would say is a word that pretty well sums up how I have felt about this pregnancy so far and that just isn’t like me at all.
Luckily Early Days Baby Scan were able to reassure me that everything was OK!
When I had my first baby I was the first of my close friends to get pregnant that year, and it seems I was the only one that didn’t pay for a private scan (I didn’t even know you could!).
This time round before I found out I was pregnant I had been bleeding as if my period had come early, I had that overwhelming sinking feeling you get when you realise that you’re going to have to wait another month- I was gutted.
I still felt a bit strange so I took a pregnancy test and it was positive, I was pleased but I didn’t feel any better the fact that I had a heavy implantation bleed worried me.
I even did an anonymous post for myself in the Wakefield Mumbler Chat Group- as always the mumblers were ready with some kind words and sound advice.
I was so pleased to be given the opportunity to do a review of Early Days Baby Scan, I’m pretty sure I would’ve booked in anyway as I was driving myself crazy.
From the moment I met sisters Karen and Kathryn I knew that they were really enjoying their new business venture.
Kathryn qualified a registered midwife in 1997 and has since gained further qualifications in Pelvic Ultrasound for Reproductive Medicine and in 2nd Trimester Ultrasound Measurements and during the last 9 years has been providing ultrasound scan for a leading fertility clinic.
By the time I walked into the clinic I was feeling even worse, I was experiencing completely different symptoms to my last pregnancy and I was worried that something was wrong.
Just walking in and seeing a friendly face I could feel myself relaxing a little, the reception is welcoming- nothing like the hospital, more like a spa!
Karen was so welcoming and gave me some forms to fill in whilst I waited, having a job to do relaxed me even more.
Although I was so desperate for the loo I had to go and do a famous ‘half a wee’ – it is as difficult as it sounds!
I went into the scanning room, I think Kathryn could detect my nerves a little but she too was able to distract me enough so that I wasn’t too anxious by the time she found my Micro Mumbler and its little heartbeat! Phew! That was all I needed to melt away the last few weeks of anxiety and nerves.
They don’t call it a reassurance scan for nothing!
The worry that I was feeling and the fact that I could easily pay to have my mind put at ease, I can now see why so many women are having early scans, particularly if they have had problems conceiving or even previous miscarriages.
Of course there will be times when the news isn’t good and reassurance cannot be given, however I know that Kathryn and Karen are prepared for any situation.
So now Mini Mumbler knows that she is going to be a big sister, her immediate reaction was “it’s going to be a girl baby called Hattie!” our thoughts have now turned to paying for a gender scan so that we can find out.
This time I’m impatient and I keep thinking with everything being so different that it might be a boy, and we’re going to have to start convincing Mini MUMbler that boys aren’t so bad- it may take a while!
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I would like to thank Karen and Kathryn not only for their exceptional service but for allowing me to review their reassurance scan for free. I only ever recommend somewhere that I have genuinely had a great experience with and Early Days Baby Scan definitely falls into that category. I wouldn’t be paying to go back if they hadn’t done a great job!