Ah...hahahha..ha.. *sarcastic laugh* What did I tell you... Got brushed off...
Called Maternity and asked for my midwife, but she's not there tonight.. So spoke to another midwife. Told her my first name and instantly she goes "Ah yes." in that sighing, HER again.. type way. Told her about the spots and headaches and fainting in the bath, didn't get to say much more and she told me "Ah yeah you just need to take it easy. Get your hubby to help out. Just take it easy and if you're worried just see your GP on a weekday. Anymore questions?" well obviously i paused and then said no.. So she said "Ok then. Bye!"
..... I am calm... I am calm... *controls my anger* Me? Annoyed? Why should i get annoyed when one person takes me seriously and another doesn't care at all..?
That is annoying to say the least. They need to take you seriously. They need to protect BOTH you and the baby and take every concern seriously. Fainting is NEVER okay. It could be a fluke but how would they know that without checking it out?
Called maternity again (because a nurse i spoke to beforehand, was extremely concerned and very annoyed that i got shrugged off yesterday) and what do you know, I got the same midwife.. of course.. got shrugged off again once she knew it was me, was told panadol and panadiene and take it easy and just see my Dr tomorrow if I'm still worried. -_- Well if I have to wait til tomorrow I'll just wait 2 more days til my appointment on Wednesday... I'm so sick of this. *resists the urge to slap my stupid body*
They gave me a shot of (maxelon?) for the nausea and vomiting, but they didn't put me on iv fluids because apparently i wasn't 'dry enough' cos i had saliva on my tongue still... Baby is fine and happy and my blood pressure was in the 120's, which is a TAD high for me, but they weren't concerned.. Told me i had Gastro and then got sent home. One midwife wanted to put me on iv fluids and keep there for today to monitor me after i had a big fit of uncontrollable shaking, but the older midwife downplayed everything to my Dr over the phone so of course he said it was ok to send me home. sleep
My husband and I have been up most of the am vomiting and in extreme pain (he gas colitis and gastro now, and ive got my own set of issues.. So both of us were in pretty bad shape). I've finally managed to eat some crackers, half a mandarin, an icy pole and FINALLY a full few cups of water! Water never tasted so good!
So yeah, hubby said to see how i am later tonight and if i start vomiting again we are going to demand i be put on iv fluids in the hospital. So yeah.. We'll see how we go. I think I'll be alright... Luckily our kids are ok.
And had another "Oh no my waters just broke!" alarm, of course haven't leaked a drop since so i assume i...i..i peed myself! :S
And the back pain is getting worse. No more vomiting or diarrhea, and i can drink water now (in small amounts) and i can eat just about anything now.
And i smell 'down there'.. I'm not really concerned it's just disgusting me..
I`m so sorry that things are going this bad. I can`t imagine blood in urine being a good thing. I can imagine it`s an awful thing to be treated so lightly at the hospital. Hang in there and keep going there are needed--THAT IS WHY THEY ARE THERE FOR!
I live in Japan and here we drink sports drink (not so sugary kind) for dehydration. Works better than regular water.
I went to the ER (A&E) and they tested my urine, sure enough it had blood in it. So that's been sent off for testing and i have to go see my Dr tomorrow. They think i have a kidney infection, partly because when they pressed on my back where each kidney is located i got a LOT of pain, very tender especially on the right side, so we'll see tomorrow I guess. Was told to drink as much fluids as possible until then.
Blood pressure is back to normal: 100/60 (thats when on nifedipine though), and haven't had any headaches or seeing spots today! Yay! Makes me want to keep taking the nifedipine, but I HAVE to stop taking it next Wednesday when I hit 37 weeks.
Ok. Test results can back fine, but the red urine etc is still happening and i passed a very small blood clot this morning, so my Dr is going to call me within the next hour... And the headache with spots is back today >.< IT NEVER ENDS!
There has got to be an explanation!! Hopefully, you will find the answers soon so the rest of your pregnancy would be enjoyable.
BTW: Do come to Japan when you have the chance, it is a wonderful country with an intriguing culture. My DH is Japanese I`m not. I`m actually a Hungarian expat living in Japan.
37 weeks today so no more Nifedipine! Got my check up in an hour so hopefully the midwife will do a cervical examination and my cervix will be changing. Had the big nesting instinct yesterday and lots of odd nausea since yesterday, so I'm hoping that means something!
Thinking about getting some pineapple and RR leaf tablets...
Ooooh totally! Though i think I'd go paranoid leaving all my beloved parrots behind for someone else to care for them for a while. Everytime thats happened one if not 2 of my favourites has died. :S so I'm pretty paranoid about leaving my birds now. BUT one day i shall go to Japan!
I'm over it... I've broken down crying my eyes out multiple times today.. I don't want to be pregnant anymore...not just because of all the pain and discomfort, but because of being treated like crap by majority of the midwives... I'm starting to regret deciding to have baby here, in the long run it would've been less stressful to just have him in Adelaide...
Had a dream this morning that God told my husband that our baby was going to come out today/tonight, but for some reason I could hear God too.
I thought maybe it was just wishful thinking, but at the same time I believe it.
about 2 hours ago my discharge suddenly increased and became watery. Since then I've been getting a bad low backache that is pretty much constant, but has really strong 'waves' and contractions that occur around the same time as each backache wave. I could swear babys head is lower because of all the pressure. It actually hurts to walk now. I took a Panadiene and that finally kicked in half an hour ago.. but I can still feel all the backache pains.
And last night i also cleaned pretty much the whole house on a flittering thought of "just in case...". I really do feel like this is it so I'm hoping that tonight or tomorrow morning I'll have some good news to share!
Very close! Would've been nice... But I think I'm going to cry myself to sleep tonight... Things started to slow down, then not long after started up even stronger, but within 10 minutes it slowed down again. That was an hour ago...
I feel like I've just gone through full-blown labour, breathing through contractions every 2 minutes... but it didn't end in having the baby. Just....nothing.... :'( to think I have to go through all that again and I won't even know if it's true labour...
That's 9 hours of full on 'labour' pains that turned out to be FAKE!!! NINE HOURS!
I had mine and our kids bags packed. I was getting ready to get the stuff into the car and go when it all slowed down... *wants to burst into tears*
Regardless, I hope you are feeling better with all the headaches, spots and bleeding and that you are blessed very soon with a beautiful birth and healthy baby to help you forget abt all the hard days.
ME + DH = Parents to DD1 (12) DD2 (9) DS1 (7) DS2 (6) & DS3 (4)
DS4(1) Expecting DD3 (7-14)
and i want my labour/birth to actually go naturally this time instead of having to be induced again. My cervix was stubborn last time.. It would not budge past 1.5cm.. Even after they broke my waters, cervadil, catheter, pitocin..they had to give me the max amount of pitocin and finally my cervix changed. I just feel like it's being stubborn again.. Baby is ready, body is ready and trying... Im just...ugh.. Yep.
Was having not-very-intense contractions all day yesterday 10 minutes apart, but stayed that way. Got woken up at 5am this morning by very painful period-type pain and took a Panadeine...did nothing.. so I'm sitting here sipping a hot milo at 6:45am getting even worse period-type pain with contractions every 6-8 minutes... the sort where you stop in your tracks to focus on breathing through each one. I'm confident this is the real thing. *refuses to allow doubtful thoughts in* So I'm just gonna sit here and draw and time the contractions until they are 5 mins apart, then I'll be heading to the Hospital. Come on contractions keep going!
Weighed: 8.8 pounds, 1 ounce smaller than his big sister!
me, my man, and our boys (1/08 and 3/11)
Got discharged prematurely Tuesday, wasnt coping at home at all, got readmitted to hospital yesterday (Wednesday) due to severe pelvic pain/inability to walk/rock baby/pick baby up/breastfeed etc (without strong pain meds).
Have been moved around most of the day in a wheelchair.. Oh how i love pain relief!!!
Getting properly examined later today, but I'm pretty sure i have Hypermobility Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction. If i do i may have to go to a rehab centre (physio etc) in Adelaide, because i can't care for Chad without continuous therapy.
Chad's doing well now. At home he was vomiting up all of every feed, screaming in great distress and was so worn out that he wouldn't suck, just let the formula dribble down his throat.. Changed formula and hes doing amazing now! He was distressed cos i was upset and so he's quite Jaundicey now.
Will be having visits next week from the Midwife, Physio, Social Worker, someone experienced in the field of Urinary Incontinence and our Home Health Care Nurse. Whenever i lean slightly forward (plus a couple of other positions) i can't control my bladder.. :S
Physio and Dr told me not to do ANY exercises for the next week, just lots of walking whenever I can manage it. I'm only allowed to care for Chad, and of course do little things for myself like shower, snacks etc. Have to use heat-packs and have a hot shower every day..not sure why baths aren't allowed?
Chad is doing REALLY well! He put on 120g in just 2 days. We were discharged from Hospital yesterday and baby is doing well, settling in nicely and sleeping a lot...and pooping a lot! He keeps smiling in his sleep and it's so CUTE! He's not a big fan of the dark though.
This is him yesterday morning: