Originally Posted by BubbleMa
Nope, same time of day. She said it was within the normal range, so I'm not worried. Just curious. :)
My last appointment, baby's heartbeat was 120 and it's normally always in the 140-ish range. Midwife shrugged and said, "eh, baby's sleeping. Don't worry about it, it would pick up if we had you do some jumping jacks but I'm sure baby is happy." And it's true, usually the baby is awake and kicking when they check the heartrate.
Originally Posted by BrokenFish
I had the weirdest night last night. I just HAD to go to bed at 6:30, I was falling asleep no matter what. Of course I woke up at 2:30 and couldn't get back to sleep, so I got up and cleaned the living room, organized a bunch of stuff and did some laundry. Had some BH contractions all night (early morning) and day. Early this morning I was convinced I was going to go into labor today, but not so convinced anymore. Probably be another 3 weeks!
I had the ultrasound on Monday and the midwife says everything looks great. The U/S machine said everything was measuring right on 35 weeks (I'm nearly 38) but I don't know how accurate that measurement. MW is confident that everything is OK with baby. I'm feeling much better now that I'm not sitting in carbon monoxide all day. The last 3 weeks have been fantastic, having energy, and not being nauseuous all the time. Oh and I got my allergy tests back and it says I'm not allergic to dairy or wheat, so whatever is making me sick must be the pregnancy, which is the best news ever!
So glad to hear it's all going ok! Could the possible allergy to dairy or wheat have been the CO2 as well? Such a relief to feel well again, I'm sure.
Originally Posted by mswmommy
Thank you ladies for your kind words and encouragement. I'm feeling a bit better about it all today and focusing on sitting/being in good positions to encourage her to move a bit.
Sara - loved the pictures! Thanks for the laugh! :)
I wanted to agree with what everyone else said- baby can turn, each birth is different, all that stuff. I also wanted to mention that it's not necessarily the posterior/anterior part that makes it hard. Some posterior babies are born as easy as the anterior, with none of hte possible "problems" associated with a posterior birth. It's that head position that is the bigger problem. My first was posterior asynclitic (head tilted sideways) and that was pretty rough. My second was- to the best of my knowledge- posterior with a military presentation, coming head straight-on with no flexion and he was pretty firmly stuck for awhile until he flipped himself anterior with a well flexed head. A poorly positioned head, which is what you had the last time as well, I think you said, is a bigger problem then posterior. Try not to get stuck on just the overall position. Maybe baby is posterior and there to stay, but with a well-positioned head to make the labour totally different from the last. So many factors out of our control, so the best we can do is take deep breaths and focus on posture. Or maybe some pulsitilla and a well trained chiropactor ;)
Originally Posted by lightheartedmom
So...despite my deep seated fear of authority figures...I totally did exactly this today. Give yourself a brownie point for empowering a sister.
I was negative with both kids, I've been taking probiotics consistently throughout this pregnancy and I plan on refusing pelvic exams and given everything else I read here (and elsewhere) about the GBS test and the protocols that go with it...I'm totally happy with my choice. I felt liberated walking out of the office today.
Plus...I saw one of my favorite midwives today and in addition to my blood pressure being great (it was a little high the last two times), the baby is - according to her at least - head down and facing the right way. Not engaged at all, but I'm not worried about that since DD2 didn't descend much at all until I was in transition in labor.
So yay. Thanks for the tip Just1.
Bubble - I hope your SO can be there for the birth!! Sorry you have to worry about it! Hope the baby cooperates.
When is your actual DD?
Yay! I love that "ha, take that authority figures!" feeling. I don't like doctors much and have a problem with authority figures, but I tend to do whatever they say (hynotised, practically!) and just rage about it afterwards. I wish I'd thought of doing this, Just1, it's a good idea.
I've bene out of the group for a bit- still reading, but never have time to catch up. It's way past my bedtime and i'm going to regret this tomorrow, but I've been wanting to post for ages!
Nothing new here. Been cleaning/organizing like a mad fool. Baby is MUCH lower this week than last week and it's getting pretty uncomfortable. Feeling exhuasted a lot of the time.
Just got off the phone with my sister... her placenta previa turns out to be vasa previa, where the veins/arteries are running over the cervix, but instead of being encased inside the umbilical cord and attaching directly to the placenta they are running through the membranes, with no cord to protect them, until they reach the placenta. Very rare, very dangerous. She's waiting on a referral to an OB, but her quick internet searches seem to indicate that if she goes into labour or her membranes rupture then...well, it's bad. We may very well end up having babies at the same time, and she's due more than a month after me. We're all panicking a bit, but with some of that "I'm sure it will be FINE!" denial thrown in for good measure.