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<p>Be forewarned...vent and complaining ahead. LOL</p>
<p>After two great pregnancies and home births,  I feel like I'm going downhill steadily with this pregnancy.  Despite being able to take prenatals for the first time ever(they usually give me migraines), plus fish oil, probiotics, cal/mag and eating pretty decently I have been sick constantly.  Because of my high blood pressure I am on meds and need to have a hospital birth and I am so not wanting to take that ride.  Just had an ultrasound yesterday and found that the baby has high heart rate, which could be absolutely nothing or the very worst chromosomal disorder.  I've had a horrible cold that finally went away after weeks and moved right into the stomach flu.  I'm so discouraged.  I have so much to do and I feel like 100% crapola.  We are supposed to go get our tree today but my 5yo is currently on the toilet with a bowl in her lap. :(  I'm supposed to be seen every 2 weeks now for this pregnancy, which is a 2+ hour drive round-trip, and they want me to have mucho ultrasounds to check the babies heartbeat and make sure he/she is growing well because of the high blood pressure and they want me to have an early gd test.  UGH!  I am a hands off person.  I don't do ultrasounds more than once and I don't want the gd stamp....and my head hurts.  <span><img alt="bawling.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/bawling.gif">  My email if full of people needing things and I can't do anything but lay in a heap and try not to</span> <span><img alt="puke.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/puke.gif">.    We are in a new house that is not nearly unpacked or finished.  Okay...I'm done complaining now.  I really have nothing to complain about, I've just had a really bad 3 months.</span></p>
 

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<p>:hug  I'm so, so sorry you are having to deal with so much right now.  It sounds like you need a good long break from reality.  :)  I hope things start slowing down a bit and you can get in a better place emotionally and physically.</p>
 

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I hope things turn around for you soon.
 

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<p>I'm sorry.  I'd be feeling sorry for myself too!  I felt sorry for myself just with my all day (though mild MS)!  Loosing your home birth and having interventions forced on you ALREADY is tough. </p>
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<p>Do you have any choice in your doctor?  There ARE wonderful naturally bent doctors who are great in situations like this when you NEED them.  Could you begin working with a doula?  Maybe that would give you peace about your future labor.</p>
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<p>We just had a stomach flu/intestinal upset (lasted a WEEK) that turned into a cold. :( Blah.  We finally kicked the intestinal upset with probiotics (Tummy Tuneup by Beeyoutiful) and activated charcoal tablets. I am so happy to not have all that everyday ickiness.  I wish I had thought of it sooner!  For the cold, I'm taking a little honey on a spoon for my throat, irrigating my nasal cavities with a home made salt/baking soda solution (recipes online) and a baby's nose sucker thingy (sorry, probably TMI), and using breathe right nose strips through the night.  Mostly, I have to just ride the wave of it though. :(</p>
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<p>I hope you find ways to fight the high blood pressure that are successful.  It sounds like a tough situation, but I think it can get better.  Soon too!</p>
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<p>Hang in there!  <span><img alt="hug.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug.gif"></span></p>
 
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