UpdateSo I had my prenatal on Sunday. My midwife thinks the cause of the contractions is actually a mineral deficiency. I haven't been eating SO perfect and she also said that the 3 yeast infections I have got were because all the cran juice I have been drinking (sugar). So she asked me to cut down on my sugar and drink more water/herbal teas.
She sent me home with Magnesium for my heart arithmia (sp). I was aware of that already. I have never been diagnosed with any heart problems though. She also gave me Calcium to coat my nerves better to stop the contractions. She asked me if I had been having headaches/muscle aches and I have. She also told me I had to start taking a prenatal. I confessed how money is tight for us right now and I have been sacrificing my nutrition for the kids sake (we are applying for food stamps and WIC) So she sent me home with some chocolate chip muffins, an 18 pack of eggs, RRL tea, Cran tea, A huge container of water and all the minerals.
She is amazing and I love her. She also is renegotiating her birth fee for me AGAIN. So we can afford it.
When I got home, I was still having contractions, on top of round ligament pains, and being gassy and having Diahrea. I ate and ate and drank and rested and felt a bit better. I never had round ligament pains with my daughter. My weight distributed differently with her and this time I am so far out front and it hurts already. I hate to think about the next 22 weeks.
Now WE ALL HAVE A HORRIBLE VIRUS.. LOL So that is making me sore and tired and crabby.
But baby sounds awesome. My midwife, J, thinks she is head down because as she palpated Gloria kicked her hand up by my belly button. I have been feeling kicks up that way for the last few days. I know she will flip again probbaly, but its cool tho.
Also J used the doppler and her HR was around 145, she thinks my placenta is in the front but to my right side. She said babies tend to face their placentas so she may be posterior. I have been having back pain so that makes sense.
I am trying to remain positive but I am so uncomfortable right now and I am hoping it dies down in the next few weeks.