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Just a tiny bit discouraged

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This seems so petty. BUT! I'm feeling just a tiny bit discouraged. The mw just came for the home visit, which went fine. Good news, even though we both already knew, is baby is head down (I wanted an internal to be positive, bc I can't figure out body parts!) and low. Tiny bit of discouraging news, my bp is creeping up bit by bit. The low # was 68 at my first visit and it's 80 now. She told me to only drink distilled water and eat a cucumber per day to take preemptive action. OK, will do. But I wish I knew why it was creeping up.
Also, this week I was thinking, "How can I be 38 weeks on Wed. when I'm not due for two weeks from Sunday?" and today she has me at 37 w 5 days, which is exactly right for being due two weeks from Sunday. So even though it really makes no difference, and I plan on being overdue by who knows how long, it's that mental game that gets played in probably every mom-to-be's mind when she's so close to that magical 40 week mark!
Add to it all that I've been soooooooo darn irritable (and so has ds, almost 6) and I just keep thinking that once the baby's born it will go away, but I don't think I can handle it for several more weeks! So I need to get things turned around.

So that's my rant, and like I said, it's petty. Thanks for listening!
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I hear ya! My BP is always 120/70 and two weeks ago it crept up to 120/80, even laying down. So they had me do this:

at least one cucumber a day
lay on my left side twice a day for 1/2 hour (I really only did it once a day)
ACCUPUNCTURE!! Best thing ever. Never did it before and now I go twice a week
100 grams of protein per day!

Today was my next check and it was 110/72. They still want to see me again in two weeks (instead of the usual 3) but it looks like all those things are working. I think it's especially to do with the protein and accupuncture.

Good luck! Hopefully you can keep it from creeping up.
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Thanks! I think I need more protein for sure. Boiling some eggs right now! And I have a four hour bodywork get-together tomorrow with some other massage therapists, so maybe, like acupuncture, that will help me to just chill!
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I alternate b/t feeling like a million bucks and just being miserable. And everytime I'm in the 'miserable' phase the logical part of me just can't help lecturing myself about how it could be worse, etc.

But FWIW I don't think you're being petty. Just 9 months (almost 10!) pregnant.
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