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tjgx Sat 05-Mar-05 19:56:00

HI 6 months pregnant,bored,fed up,low,n lonely,going through a really bad time with this im goign it alone!!havent many friends here,n would love 2 have some girly chats n ups 4 tea coffee..walks anything just 2 get out n about....xx

Zinger Tue 08-Mar-05 13:56:05

Hi tjgx, goodness me things have gone quiet on the N1 front since I was last around! We had quite a busy little group going for a while. Well - I'm back and bumping this for you and anyone else in the area who'd like to start (or re-start) meeting up. Let's talk days, times, places:

I'm free mornings and afternoons most days except Fri afternoons at the moment.

Prefer somewhere where DD (13m) can crawl around and get up to mischief, but can no longer make the 2o'clock club as she usually sleeps about 1-3pm. Best solution might be to meet in cafes initially? After that I'm always happy to have people round here but prefer to meet in public first just in case they turn out to be hairy chainsaw murderers in disguise.

welshmum Tue 08-Mar-05 13:58:57

Hi all,
I would like to get involved in an N1 meet up. Baby due in early June, have 1 dd already but she will be in nursery most days.

Zinger Tue 08-Mar-05 14:03:10

I should probably come clean and say I'm pg again too - was hoping to tell all my MN friends in person when we finally all meet up again but who knows when that'll be? So, that's the reason behind my mysterious absence - I've been puking several times a day for the last couple of months. Due early Sept. So will be particularly happy to meet you other pg N1 mums!

welshmum, let's see if we can get something sorted in the next week or 2.

franch Thu 10-Mar-05 11:15:33

just bumping and letting you know that franch is the mumsnetter formerly known as Zinger

tjgx Thu 10-Mar-05 16:00:54

Hi ...just read all ur msgs...thanx 4 the response....if any1 would like 2 get this going...then plz email me franchxxx mine due in june also...but was told im carrying a whopper so maybe born early x

franch Tue 22-Mar-05 08:00:19

tjgx (and everyone else) - look {\here!}

franch Tue 22-Mar-05 08:00:57

Oops - here

JenJam Thu 31-Mar-05 15:17:31

Hi all
I'm 9 weeks and new to all this malarky.
have been given 4 hospitals to chooose from by the doctor, whittington, homerton, uclh and royal free. i live in highbury so i guess whittington would be the obvious choice but who knows??? I don't know anyone with a london baby, and don't know anyone who is wise ladies I need some help. can you tell me if you rate any of the above if you experienced them? hospitals do freak me out a bit. I like to be in control....
thank you if you can help me. is anyone on this thread due in Nov 05?

franch Thu 31-Mar-05 15:37:03

JenJam welcome My own personal thoughts on the hosps you mention are: avoid the Royal Free like the plague; I've heard mixed reports about the rest (as of all hosps) but the Whittington is supposed to be OK; I've heard more good things about UCLH than anywhere else round here, and hopefully they're doing my homebirth for me in Sept. Have you looked into homebirth BTW? My antenatal care at UCLH so far has been in another league from the Free - I've been quite overwhelmed. Have a look at this thread for some more opinions.

Do you want to meet up? I live just off Highbury Corner. Kate79 and I were trying to arrange something in the next week or two - when are you free?

franch Thu 31-Mar-05 15:39:00

Oh PS JenJam: do a tour of all the hosps' maternity units before you decide. Just give them a call - they all do tours for mums-to-be at different times, usually Sunday afternoons.

JenJam Fri 01-Apr-05 11:14:05

Hi Franch, I work just off upper street, near Bierodrome/Town Hall. would love to meet up sometime, but am working away all of next week, back late Sun w/c 11th or week after, have to be evenings or a weekend or lunch?

Are you and Kate working?

And when's your due date??

welshmum Fri 01-Apr-05 11:17:54

jen jam I had dd at UCH and although it's a bit scuzzy round the edges the care was excellent and the staff lovely. I'm having this one there too - end of May probably. Would still like to meet up some time but I'm confused about timings

kate79 Fri 01-Apr-05 13:50:25

no i'm at home i'm not PG i've got a 11 month old.
i can meet next week thursday or friday if anyone wants.

kate79 Fri 01-Apr-05 13:51:49

btw i had my son at homerton and have nothing but good things to say about it. although i've heard others say it wasn't up to much.

franch Fri 01-Apr-05 19:55:15

Can do Thu next week Kate - can't remember if we talked about venues before but how about Starbuck's on Highbury Corner in the morning? 10.30/11ish maybe? Anyone else? welshmum?

JenJams, sadly I'm away w/c 11 Apr, but how about lunch the week after that? What time can you get away? It needs to be pretty early for DD.

kate79 Fri 01-Apr-05 21:38:15

franch- got boyfs mum staying until thurs so can't but could on friday (have a feelin you said fri was no good)
this is terrible we have to meey up!!!- went and meet some mumsneters today in clissold park was so lovely.

JenJam Sat 02-Apr-05 09:01:57

week after 11/4 seems good. i could probably zip off around 12? does that suit?

franch Sat 02-Apr-05 14:15:32

OK then, let's all meet w/c 18 April, at 12ish. I can do Mon 18 or Wed 20. Any good?

JenJam Mon 04-Apr-05 10:52:31

monday 18th at 12 at Starbucks at highbury corner it is!
how will i recognise you both? i'm 5" 3 with shoulder length brown curly hair. probably wearing jeans and trainers and a black coat

purplelizzy Mon 04-Apr-05 11:07:30

JenJam I live in N1 and had my baby at the Royal Free. The labour ward is lovely, all brand new and you can choose to be on the natural birth side or the other side. I didn't like their ante natal clinic though and the maternity ward was a bit grotty. They also didn't get me into any of their ante natal classes despite my asking at every single appointment. In the end it didn't matter, I did most of my labour at home and only went to hospital when it was time to push.

One thing to bear in mind about the Whittington is that they won't tell you the sex of the baby when you have the scan. I didn't choose to go there myself because my mum had a bad experience there having her tonsils out when she was a child, they took her adenoids out instead and so she ended up having to go back to get her tonsils done! Ok It was over 50 years ago but still didn't make me feel great about the place. Having said that my GP midwife was from the Whittington and she was great, better than the ones at the Royal Free ante natal clinic.

UCH is supposed to be really nice, I know someone who had her baby there and she was very happy with it.

We are just about to move out of London so I probably won't make it to the meet up unfortunately but hope you all have a lovely time!

franch Mon 04-Apr-05 14:38:01

Actually if it's to be a lunchtime meet, can we change it to somewhere more food-y? DD will be starving Carluccio's maybe? Actually I'm open to suggestions other than our usual haunts, to get us out of our Upper St rut!

JenJam, CAT me (using the 'contact another talker' link above) and I'll email you my mobile phone no. and description of me and DD

RTMTMML Mon 04-Apr-05 14:45:00

quick hijack

I had the DTs at the Whittington and my consultant told me the sexes. It was a wonderful hospital and even though it doesn't look good cosmetically I loved it and had a good time.

franch Mon 04-Apr-05 14:46:21

Mars, I can't keep up with all your aliases! What does the RT stand for?

janx Tue 05-Apr-05 19:54:49

Hi everyone
Hope you don't mind me jumping in here and asking if any of you know a good childminder with vacancies? I live in Stoke Newington, but will be returning to work in west end in June. My dd will be 9 months by then and I am looking for 3 days a week. Islington would be handy for drop offs and picks up for me and dp. Any ideas, recommendations anyone - cheers in advance

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