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    • becca0417
    • By becca0417 10th Feb 14, 7:07 PM
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    MSE Pregnancy Club 28
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    • 10th Feb 14, 7:07 PM
    MSE Pregnancy Club 28 10th Feb 14 at 7:07 PM
    MSE Pregnancy Club 28

    Official MoneySavingExpert.com Insert:

    Although this thread started back in 2014 it has a long history and is still going strong in 2019!

    Back to becca0417's original post:



    What's it about?

    Back in July 2006 Bailey started this thread to help all pregnant MoneySavers and their partners save on anything pregnancy-related plus give each other moral support. It's been hugely popular and now has a long list of pregnant mothers-to-be.

    Now it's not just for those that are pregnant but also those trying to conceive and MoneySavers that have probably already given birth and yet are probably too tired to let everyone know.

    What should you do?

    As well as being a great source of tips, baby-related bargains spotted, mutual support and help MoneySavers here have also gradually built up a list, adding themselves to one of these categories (the last one, people are moved to for obvious reasons!):

    EDD (Estimated due date if you're pregnant)
    TTC (trying to conceive if you're not) we now have 2 seperate threads for people TTC - 'Trying for a Baby' and 'Trying for a baby (12+ M/not straightforward)'
    Birth List
    Probably given birth but too worn out to log on list

    If you want to add yourself to the list follow these steps:

    Click on the link at the top of this page that says "Last" (it'll take you to the last page of the discussion)
    Scroll down until you find the message with the very latest copy of the list in (if you use one further up the discussion other peoples' changes after that will be lost)
    Copy that (highlight it and click control+c)
    Click reply at the bottom of the thread to open a screen where you can past it (click control+p)
    Add yourself to the list then click save
    And don't feel shy. Introduce yourself, say hello and ask a question if you need to.

    Plus, if you're thinking of how to cut down on nappy costs remember to have a read of the Nappy MoneySaving article too and for later down the line if you need childcare first read the Childcare Vouchers article.

    Also please don't forget that this is a public forum and anyone could be reading it. Don't let this put you off discussing anything personal, just please be aware that the people posting on the thread may not be the only ones reading (it may just be that these people, aka lurkers, are too shy to post).


    If you're new to the Forum it can look scattergun but read down and remember it's a conversation, starting with first post, scrolling forward for the latest. To reply you'll need to join the Forum but it's free to do.


    This is a continuation of this thread which will be closed due to it's length.


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    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 15-01-2019 at 4:17 PM.
    First baby due 3/3/14 - Team Yellow! Our little girl born 25/2/14
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    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 5th Jan 19, 1:08 PM
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    Ah ok so it depends on the area. I’ll have to ask one of my friends who uses the same surgery if it’s the same, but it’s 5 years since she had hers. Thanks for your help tho
    roll on 27th April 2019 or there abouts *25 done* = *15 to go*
    • HopHop
    • By HopHop 6th Jan 19, 7:02 PM
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    Mine is visiting in 2 weeks time which will be 38 weeks. The house is going to be an absolute tip with renovation work so hopefully they can just look past the fact there won't be any walls in some areas
    • firebird082
    • By firebird082 6th Jan 19, 7:19 PM
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    Mine is visiting in 2 weeks time which will be 38 weeks. The house is going to be an absolute tip with renovation work so hopefully they can just look past the fact there won't be any walls in some areas
    Originally posted by HopHop
    Ouch, you have my sympathies. We have just moved back into ours after building an extension. New space is fab, but we are still awaiting remaining doors and windows. They are being fitted 3 days after my due date We are currently taking bets as to likelihood of windows arriving before baby! Daughter was induced at 42 weeks, so i reckon we're safe
    • sarahj1986
    • By sarahj1986 6th Jan 19, 8:31 PM
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    Hello all

    We’ve got the health visitor coming round Tuesday (so I’ll be 35 weeks) which I’m a little nervous about. The letter we got sent made it look a little scary but maybe that’s just me being over sensitive.

    I had 2 scans, one before Christmas and one on Thursday. My placenta is still showing as low lying. It’s currently 1.3cm away from the cervix and even on the scan it’s obviously too low. I’m getting scanned again on 22nd which is 37 weeks to see if it has moved. I don’t know how likely it is. I’m told as my placenta is anterior there is a chance it might move last minute. If it hasn’t moved it will be a planned section.

    Anybody had any experience of low lying placenta or even a planned section? This is my first so all new to me
    • Rambosmum
    • By Rambosmum 10th Jan 19, 9:16 AM
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    In my last area and in this one they don't do pre-birth home visits, so it certainly isn't standard.

    Last time when they did visit after birth, she didn't leave the lounge.

    Sarah - I had a low lying placenta last time, and it did move. This time mine is low again but had moved by 33 weeks. Depending on your trust it might not need to move much, both my last trust and this one only needed 1.6cm clearance but I know some want 2cm.

    I'm having an elective section this time. I have opted for one due to horrendous birth last time and long lasting effects but baby is breech any way so I don't get a choice!
    Last edited by Rambosmum; 10-01-2019 at 9:20 AM.
    • firebird082
    • By firebird082 10th Jan 19, 9:40 AM
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    My placenta was low lying last time and had moved by the time they did at a scan at 35 ish weeks to check. I think in most cases it does tend to move.

    In some ways I would prefer to have a section this time, as it would make childcare an awful lot easier than just waiting for something to happen! 38+6 now, and baby still moving around quite a lot - very annoying!
    • sarahj1986
    • By sarahj1986 10th Jan 19, 12:10 PM
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    Thank you - our trust is 2.5cm away do I have 1.2cm left to move or else it will be a planned section.

    Health visitor went ok. She was lovely and explained the service they offered and answered any questions we had. The letter definitely made it look a lot scarier than what it was!

    First day of my maternity leave (I had my holidays to use) so time to start getting my hospital bag prepared. Got most of it just need to go through what I have got now
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 10th Jan 19, 2:16 PM
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    I’ve got mine a fortnight today. Will be just under 27 weeks so seems rather early, but my docs seemed to have done everything early including thyroid appointment. I’m wondering if it’s also because there seems to be a lot due in a similar time, so another ticked off.

    That’s what I’m hoping anyway. Doesn’t give long to tidy up though :/
    roll on 27th April 2019 or there abouts *25 done* = *15 to go*
    • firebird082
    • By firebird082 13th Jan 19, 11:35 AM
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    Well, I'm now 39+2, and had period type pains overnight. That was the type of pain i had with contractions after induction last time, but no idea what that might mean this time, as have never gone through it naturally before! Hoping it's at least the start of the first stage, as still have 2+ weeks to go before facing induction...

    Probably ought to finish packing my hospital bag now then ��
    • Celepie
    • By Celepie 15th Jan 19, 1:35 PM
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    Any news, firebird? Or anyone else? We all still here and huge?!
    • firebird082
    • By firebird082 15th Jan 19, 2:44 PM
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    B*gger all going on here �� Had high hopes this morning when I felt really sick (that was first sign after induction drugs last time), but...nothing ☹️
    • Rambosmum
    • By Rambosmum 15th Jan 19, 2:56 PM
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    Hope things get moving for you soon firebird.

    No news here. Mat leave starts officially tomorrow. I've got a handful of jobs to do to be ready for baby, shorten curtains, a bit of tidying but not much. Beginning to think I might have a week too much before baby arrives.

    I'm also really uncomfortable and feel huge and on one hand want baby to come soon but on the other I know I really hate the early days so want to put it off as long as possible!
    • Munchkin84
    • By Munchkin84 15th Jan 19, 4:40 PM
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    I started my mat leave at 35 weeks thinking it was far too early and I’d have loads of time to do stuff then had him at 37 weeks so glad I left when I did.
    Hope everyone is ok.
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 15th Jan 19, 10:22 PM
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    I’m starting mat leave at 33 weeks as my job involves loads of walking and I’m struggling now so in 7 weeks time I dread to think what it will be like
    roll on 27th April 2019 or there abouts *25 done* = *15 to go*
    • HopHop
    • By HopHop 16th Jan 19, 1:29 PM
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    Last day at work is on Friday and the inbox has increased in the last day so I'm starting to panic! I think Friday morning I'll just have to start forwarding on emails tbh.
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 16th Jan 19, 11:05 PM
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    Last day at work is on Friday and the inbox has increased in the last day so I'm starting to panic! I think Friday morning I'll just have to start forwarding on emails tbh.
    Originally posted by HopHop
    Can you not set it so itís automatic or set it where any emails that come through from now will get an automatic reply of ĎIíll reply before 5pm Friday if I can, but if it is after this date can you please forward your email to x to deal with. Tia
    roll on 27th April 2019 or there abouts *25 done* = *15 to go*
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