Phew…managed to get through the most stressful 12 weeks of pregnancy and lost weight too!! My first trimester is over! I was actually lucky enough not to throw up at all but I was nauseous pretty much all the time 🤢 🤢🤢
The smells of nearly all food drove me crazy – couldn’t even go into a supermarket without wanting to run. Thank god my baby-daddy to be dealt with all our shopping needs and pretty much all the cooking and meal prep *❤❤❤ to him*I haven’t managed to do any exercise unfortunately as the nausea and exhaustion finished me off pretty much at the end of every day. Getting through my usual 8-hour work day was proving a challenge even as sitting in front of a computer all day and being busy, stressed and hungry all day wasn’t making matters any better. Felt the hormonal emotional side of me on some evenings bursting into tears out of the blue after an awfully difficult day at work! It didn’t help that during the first trimester no one is supposed to know about the pregnancy! Damn those old wives tales that we cannot live without.
However, the first time you see an ultrasound of your little baby you completely forget about the bad things you are going through. It’s the cutest thing ever.
So my 12-week scan at the NHS antenatal unit was fast, a little rough and not very clear! The pictures were of poor quality. The only reason I know this is because I decided to have the Harmony Test done at the London Fetal Centre in Harley Street and let me tell you what an experience that was. The ultrasound quality was amazing, clear and large. The pictures were great and the attention and service I got was attentive, gentle and caring…ok ok yes obviously because I was paying for this service but still it makes a difference and a great experience.
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So the Harmony Test is a test for growth and Downs Syndrome and I highly recommend it. It gives you a close to very accurate read of whether your baby has downs syndrome and as it is part of a research package it is highly discounted to around £400 and the package includes 2 scans to measure growth and other important factors. They can even tell you the sex of the baby at 12 weeks!!! Which is a great bonus. Just google London Fetal Centre.
So my results came back clear both private and NHS so 🙌 🙌🙏🙏 and everything up to this point is going well and baby growing well.
Here’s to the next 2 trimesters and getting through it with a smile 😬😬😬😆😆😆
Til soon kisses and hugs from me xxxx
P.S – Anyone else had the Harmony Test done? Share your first trimester experiences with us as we want to hear from you too….