- It is important that you have your 28 week antenatal appointment. Your doctor is likely to measure your blood pressure, test your urine for protein and discuss the results of any screening tests.
- Know about harmful infections in pregnancy and learn about the signs of labour.
- Find out your Rh status and get advice whether you need to take a vaccine-like injection.
- Use hot water bags and have bed rests if you suffer from sciatica pain - shooting pain, tingling or numbness that starts in your buttocks and goes down the back of your legs.
Questions you may have
“I was told having breast cancer during pregnancy especially if you are under 35years is very rare. Apparently, changes that happen to breasts in pregnancy cause them to feel much more lumpy, heavy and firm than what we are used to. If you are concerned about a tender lump talk to your doctor.”
“It’s because of all that extra weight you are having to carry and the strain it puts on your muscles and body. Add to that the shortness of breath you experience!”