I had my midwife appointment this week, which inevitably meant even more blood tests, but luckily everything is fine and the bump is growing at an unquestionable rate of knotts.
During my appointment I was given all the information for maternity benefits, so I thought I’d share them with you all: Anyone – regardless of income – are entitled to a Â£190 grant from the government, called the â€˜Health in Pregnancy Grantâ€™.
Also, if you are employed, self-employed or recently employed, make sure you apply for Statutory Maternity Pay or if you are not entitled you can apply Maternity Allowance, just ask your midwife for your MATB1.
In other news, now the weather has changed and nothing particularly fits me, I have decided to invest in a few pairs of maternity trousers because leggings canâ€™t keep me warm for much longer no matter how comfortable they are! I also need some sensible footwear, so if anyone has any ideas then pass them on, because the Scottish weather is already freezing!
I seem to be losing my appetite too, eating little and often is better at the moment because there isnâ€™t much room for a baby and food, which is a shame sometimes when we go out for meals.
If you need any more information about what benefits you are entitled to in pregnancy then visit www.direct.gov.uk.