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I am 36 weeks pregnant - and went to the antenatal clinic because of really painful Braxton Hicks contractions. The doc examined me - and told me I was beggining to loose my mucous plug. I never even knew I had one!!! Now I know what a mucous plug is and why it's there ... I would like to know why mine is coming out? What does it mean to be loosing a mucous plug? Will I go into pre-term labour? Can I still be intimate with my DH or should I worry about...
It is not uncommon for an ultra sound done at 8 weeks to be rather disappointing; This is why routine ultrasounds are usually done at/after the 12 week mark (unless there is a problem that an early ultrasound may detect.) I think it is most likely your dates are wrong ... and you are not as far pregnant as you thought. I also think it could be the fact you have a 'retroverted' (or tilted) uterous which makes it difficult for a sonographer to detect a fetus abdominally...
Thankyou for your support and kind words USAmma - and everyone else. I found this great article on pediatric congenital hip displacia that sums up the condition better than I can. I feel terrible, as a mother in particular, for not erring on the side of caution earlier - thinking DS would be OK when he started to finally walk instead of just getting my hunch checked out by a specialist sooner. The reason I feel so badly is because HAD I acted sooner - we may have...
Quote: Originally Posted by USAmma I would suggest a second opinion, maybe a third, before you agree to any surgeries. It just doesn't sound right that they tell you kids with that can't walk or run, and yet he can. Usually what alerts the maternal child health nurse of this condition is delayed developmental milestones - namely walking and running. My DS was a really late walker ... but because he actually DID achieve these milestones...
I just had an X-Ray done on my 2.5 year old DS who has a limp and trips over alot. We were told that he has a condition called ' Congenital Hip Displacia' and that it is a birth defect that will require a few operations to fix. They want to dig out the hip socket to make it big enough to pop the ball bearing of his top right leg back in. They say this type of birth defect is usually picked up at well baby visits ... children with this defect can't walk or run. DS...
Hmmmm ... Sounds like she just needs reassurance and a good, long, mamma cuddle. I think kids can be funny about certain things - they get ideas and run wild with them. For example (and this is going to sound gross!!) my DS who will turn 3 in August gets hysterically distressed about pooh. At first I thought it was painful for him - but that has been totally ruled out medically. One day - I was on the toilet and DS came wandering in to tell me something about...
An interesting update on my situation.... I am in hospital (allowed home for an hour - so a quick post!!) The reason I was admitted was asthma - I was about to stop breathing and very close to dying and I HAD NO IDEA! I blamed everything but asthma; A cold, baby squashing my lungs etc. and just got used to my breathing difficulties. I went to the antenatal clinic and was admitted to hospital within the hour. This explains why babies growth was slowed - there was...
Quote: Originally Posted by loveharps I'm sorry I don't have all the answers for you, but I will tell you what I have done in similar situations, that seem to work for my ds. He doesn't have tantrums as much as he did, and now they are more just crying, but when he did, I would just sit next to him and maybe stroke his back, or just have my hand on him, so he knew I was there, and I would just wait for him to ride it out. I wouldn't give him what he...
Quote: Originally Posted by mamakay As for bed... Have you tried just letting him do his thing till he gets tried? Unfortunately for you, it sounds like he only needs 7 or so hours of sleep a night. That's very, very unusual, but not unheard of. Does he nap during the day? How much? If he's not napping at all and sleeping less than 7 hours at night, then that's truely odd...something to ask his doctor about, maybe. That would honestly sound like some...
My DS will turn 3 in August. My DH & I are at odds as to how to deal with DS - who is as stubborn as a mule by nature!! I think DS's tantrums, although tedious, are kinda cute and very normal. My DH thinks DS is totally out of control, has no respect for our authority and is 'getting too big for his boots!' I agree DS is ... a strong willed child that doesn't take 'no' for an answer. The problem is - WE BOTH don't know what to do about it!!! DH would happily CIO...
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