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So Sad =(

Jun 14, 2012 - 1 comments

So I went to my weekly appt for the u/s and nst. Baby's growth has dropped since 34 weeks and she's in the 16th percentile right now. The Dr. I saw today I only saw once about halfway through the pregnancy, but I've seen her before for other things. She said she knows I prefer not to be induced but she recommends I reconsider, it doesn't have to be tomorrow but that going to my due date is pushing it, and it would have to be sooner depending on my next appt Monday. I was disappointed she's suggesting induction, I wanted to go into labor on my own with this last baby. Then she said she wouldn't use the stuff that was used to induce me with Emma, it would have to be pitocin and I would be in bed on the monitor the whole time. I lost it in her office, when I had the pitocin with Mikayla it was so traumatic, I can't imagine having to do it again. I don't know if it was the pitocin or the epidural that caused my issues but I had to be sent home with a catheter for a week because I couldn't even pee on my own. With Emma we used cytotec and I was monitored the first hour and then I was able to get up and walk around which helped me cope with the contractions and I did it with no drugs, and I was able to get up and walk around like 1/2 hour after she was born. This Dr. said she's not comfortable with it, small babies don't tolerate it well and even if she was willing to use that medication she'd have me in bed on the monitor. So she pretty much told me that I would have to have a bedridden labor on monitors the whole time. She did say that she will send out an email and see if any of the other Dr.s are willing to induce me with it and let me walk around. I am hoping the one Dr. I really like and have seen a lot of will be willing to try it. This Dr. said if the baby didn't tolerate it I'd be more likely to have a c-section...honestly if I have to have pitocin and stay in bed and give in to an epidural I would almost rather the c-section anyway. I know in the end all that ultimately matters is a healthy safe baby, and it is what it is and I'll do what I have to, but I'd like the opportunity to try without the pitocin. Even with the painful contractions and no pain relief the whole experience was 100 times better than the pitocin induction. Please do some kind of labor dance so I can go into labor on my own before my an induction is indicated!!

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So disappointed =(

May 17, 2012 - 1 comments

Today was my 34 week Dr. visit and monthly u/s.  Baby is small overall, but her abdominal growth has fallen further behind.  From here on out I go to the Dr. twice a week...once for an NST and once for an U/S.  I'm so upset, this is 3 babies, and 3 times this has happened.  I just don't understand why I can't grown big healthy babies.  I was induced with both of my girls, and I was hoping for this last one to go into labor on my own, but now it's looking more like an early induction is on the table.  She was very active and her heart rate was steady during the NST today, and as long as her growth doesn't drop off too much more, and the NST's all look good we will keep her in, and the longer we can keep her in the better chance I can go into labor on my own.  I still have 6 weeks left though, and her abdominal growth has dropped behind fairly quickly, so I don't know that we'll make it that long.

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Marginal Placenta

Feb 06, 2012 - 2 comments

Had my 20 week scan, and baby is a GIRL!  That makes 3 girls for us.  She looked great, but is measuring a week behind.  Not a big deal right now, but I will have a scan every 4 weeks to monitor growth and fluid levels.  I have a marginal placenta, which means the umbilical cord attached to the side of the placenta rather than in the middle, and that could potentially inhibit nutrients and oxygen reaching the baby and cause IUGR.  Dr. is not too concerned right now, but will watch me closely further on, and if the growth does happen to slow down then I will be induced early.  I am hoping it doesn't come to that and baby girl thrives and grows well!

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15w3d

Jan 06, 2012 - 2 comments

Felt movement!  No mistaking it.  Right about in between the times I felt movement with me first and second babies.  Awesome!

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