Bonjour lecteurs! Becoming pregnant is a huge thing in a woman’s life. I remember reading those lines ‘Pregnant 1-2 weeks’ when I did a pregnancy test and the tears of happiness that came afterwards. But also the fears! After a miscarriage, I was paranoid about everything when I got pregnant with Baba! You are so nervous, especially the first few weeks. Your first child or not, it doesn’t matter as each pregnancy is different. So when an email popped up inviting me to attend an informative event Learning about Diagnostic Ultrasounds at Jacadi Westfield Shepherds Bush, I got really excited! I am not currently pregnant, but always curious to know more! And we have always loved Jacadi… So how could I resist?
The event was hosted by la magnifique (and so energic!) Mellenoire. Very intimately, she shared with us her stories about her family. Expecting her 4th children, she decided to organise this event so that mums can meet up and talk about their fears but also their happy moments!
The room was packed with all types of mamans! Frenchie like moi and Mellanoire, but also some lovely ladies currently pregnant with their first one or experienced mamas with more kiddies.
It was really interesting to share and discuss our experience. I must admit that I was feeling very broody being surrounded by all those bumps! I will need to discuss this with Grumpy Boyfriend 🙂
Learning About Diagnostic Ultrasounds
After our very joyful chit-chat, we got all presented with Anar Lakha, experienced Sonographer at Ultrasound Diagnostic Clinic. It was very interesting to hear all the services she had available. And it is not as expensive as I imagined in the first place.
I don’t know about you but when we had our scans done with Baba, it was not as magical as I expected it. Call me naive but it was quite stressful and a bit quick to say the truth. I am aware that sonographers are under the pressure to do a good job and get any anomaly with the fœtus but it was a bit rushed and tense when we did ours. Even worse, they missed Baba’s heart defect and we only found out when he was born.
In a way, I suppose I was happy not to have known it as it would have spoiled a bit my pregnancy, but it was a shock to have all those tests on my 2 day-old baby. Plus he had to have some surgery done when he was barely 6 months old. But we got his ticker all fixed and he is now a very happy Baba!
Enough talking about moi! If you feel that you could do with a bit extra love when it’s about scans, check out Anar Lakha’s clinic. She is passionate and looks so attentive to her patients! I think I might use something like that if I ever get pregnant again!
Shopping at Jacadi
Girls’ talk, macarons and Learning About Diagnostic Ultrasounds… Not a bad way to spend a Sunday morning! Even better when I got to buy some bits for Baba!
If you like a bit of Frenchness in the closet, you will love Jacadi!
Their collection is timelessly elegant with a big crush on their tops.
Stripes, nautical clothes… It’s all there! But the baby selection is so stunning too! Pure, smart and so soft!
And les Jacadi Essentiels are simply sublime! We love the pastel as well as the bright colours. There is something for everyone in the shop.
Loving a bit of Frenchie je-ne-sais quoi? You will love this boutique.
Lemons, cute dresses and smart blazers for boys… A lovely trip to France and its elegance in London!
They even have a cologne collection that is to-die-for! What are you waiting for?! Come and visit it now for a very personalised shopping experience for your little ones 🙂
Thanks for reading Learning About Diagnostic Ultrasounds with Jacadi.
We really enjoyed the event and it is so spécial to see a label that cares so much about its customers! They know that being a maman is sometimes stressful and they are here to make it better and more colourful with very pretty clothes. Why would you resist? I don’t see the point so get tempted now either in one of Jacadi boutiques or online!
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post written with Jacadi.
Love the clothes that Jacadi sells – so beautiful and classic! We paid for a private gender ultrasound as we weren’t allowed to take Lily with us to the NHS one.
I love the sailor outfit. You should have deffo bought that…very cute x
There’s some lovely cute bits there. I bet having a scan be a bit stressful if the baby isn’t in the right position x
Oh those baby clothes are just the cutest, especially that little lemon dress 🙂
All of these clothes are very cute. I have never been to any type of baby Ultrasound. I have also heard they are used to diagnosing patients with suspected gallbladder problems. Thats as much I as I understand. Great post and learned a bit more today.
Yes ultrasound scan is used for a variety of diagnostics. A great invention. Would probably be great for us all to get the opportunity to learn more in regards to ultrasound scans / scanning, it’s uses, etc. Seems ultrasound scanning has progressed dramatically / tremendously over the years.
Some really cute outfits here I am loving these and its great to learn about these things.
Love the outfits there. We had a 4D scan for each of our boys and it was magical.
such gorgeous clothes, it would be dangerous for me to go there, I would spend too much money!
Great read – lots of info – loving the style – fit for all or princesses
I had no idea he was poorly when born. Poor thing I am glad its all fixed now. This sounds like a great event and I love the clothes. I struggle for boy clothes all the time they look so boring! These dont xx
I love the lemon dress – I would wear it myself if I could…
I’d seen Baba had a big scar on his chest but didn’t know the history of it, so pleased he is well now. It must have been such a stressful and worrying time for you & your boyfriend (who I’m sure isn’t really grumpy).
I love the nautical theme clothes and the cuddly gulls.
such lovely garments, so much more choice around compared to years ago.
Even when I was having my sixth child, would I have been prepared to be told something was wrong. all those months of feeling baby move and knowing there was a problem, cant be nice.
What a Wonderful Opportunity. Hopefully this will grow and expand. As good for us to be informed, up to date, prepared.
Scans have changed so much in regards to information available, clarity, etc.
Would be nice if some could involve an interested party ( person) to their scan. As there are those who never get the opportunity of such a Wonderul enlightening experience. Some people cannot have children of their own, some adopt, some foster. Yet as scan can be diagnostic this may need to be done privately ( respect, confidentiality, serious information exchange, etc, etc). Though maybe a gender scan is not so serious, but more interesting, emotional in a sentimental way, etc.
Luckily we had a relative who had a private scan ( paid fee), got a dvd. DVD was shared / view at family event. Allowed us all to be introduced to little one a few months before meeting in person. Was delightful, enriching and bonding for us.
Such lovely clothes, love the lemon dress.
really cute outfits!
I love the sun dress with the lemons on!
They kind of look like timeless classics
It amazing what they do with ultra scans these days. I never heard of classes on it I think it great concept to meet fellow pregnant woman and discuss. A great blog piece and love the many colourful outfits. Lots of choice for babies great!
What a gorgeous dress! The one with the lemons on…so pretty x
Love these clothes!
Sounds like you had such a good time!
Re-read this as I am a science teacher and the diagnostic ultrasounds is a topic we are discussing in year 7 …..
Great review of a subject close to your (and even closer to Babas) heart!
Some lovely bits here for my new niece ir nephew due end November!
what a great review – you’ve given me some things to think about xx
An interesting post, thank you. It’s always good to read about others’ experiences.
So much beautiful stuff… wouldn’t know what to choose!
Oh those baby clothes are just the cutest,
I love the clothes at the Jacadi boutique