Saturday, 18 July 2009

Pregnancy brain

Yes I certainly have a bad case of it. I can't seem to remember anythings at the moment for more than 30 sec unless I write it down, and Thursday I had the best display of it yet. My friend Claire was coming for a visit from London & I went to pick her up at the airport. Problem was that I got the times mixed up & turned up at the time she departed London, not the time she arrived in Denmark. Because it is a 1hr drive to the airport there was not much sense in driving all the way home (flight from London to Denmark = 2hr), I had to just wait around for 2hrs.

Friday, 3 July 2009

It's hot

It's been really hot here this week. Daytime temperatures have been around 30 degrees and at night it's only been getting down to 15.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009


Well I went to the midwife yesterday, so I asked her about the chocolate & citrus issue. Apparently it does have to do with the fact that in case you have to have a c-section. Chocolate & citrus cause your stomach contents to be too acidic. But due to the fact that here at least they do 99% of their c-sections with an epidural you don't have to starve completely.

Report on bub was good. Seems to have turned the right way round now & is progessing down into ejection position. All my vitals were also fine. I did have a little sugar in my pee, but midwife said that was probably due to the glass of soft drink I had at lunch.

I also had the danish equivalent of an antenatal class. This consisits of a 1hr session where you watch a video showing 4 different women giving birth & then the midwife hands you a handful of pamphlets covering pain control options, labour process, water birth & care instructions for after birth. She then shows a couple of pictures of how the cervix opens & demonstrates the birth process by pushing a baby doll through a model of the pelvis. Antenatal class completed!!

I have also managed to find a private "antenatal class" that teaches you relaxation techniques etc. It consists of 3 evening classes of 1hr. I have my first one next week.