Lizzie Dum­mer, 33, a PR man­ager, lives in Hert­ford­shire with hus­band James. She is 35 weeks preg­nant.

Mother & Baby (UK) - - BUMP & BIRTH -

‘I didn’t need to con­sult my shop­ping list in the su­per­mar­ket’s chilled aisle. One item has been a sta­ple in our weekly shop ever since my preg­nancy crav­ings kicked in – ba­con. I grabbed a bumper pack and placed it in the trol­ley. But some­thing caught my eye, and I in­stinc­tively picked up the packet. Glanc­ing at the ex­piry date, I no­ticed it was a few weeks away. To my shock, I re­alised it was two days af­ter my due date. I gasped, reel­ing at the idea that a packet of su­per­mar­ket ba­con had a longer life span than my preg­nancy! I’d thought I had ages un­til the baby was born but this put ev­ery­thing into perspective. It felt over­whelm­ing and ex­cit­ing. Later that day, my hus­band James and I as­sem­bled the baby’s new pram – my su­per­mar­ket shock has spurred us into ac­tion!’

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