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Well I finally hade my appointment this morning. We have been rescheduling it for 2 weeks....first her, then me.<br><br>
It didn't go great --- but nothing major. I hade ketones and sugar....so I am going to have to get a tighter reign on my diet, etc. She also wants me swimming 3 times a week.<br><br>
Baby is measuring big. Only 3 cm larger then supposed to but I have consistently measured 2 weeks under for this and the other 3 preganancy. We are really watching this baby's size becuase my last baby was 10lbs. 7ozs. So we'll do a sono at 35-36 weeks and keep checking it manually.<br><br>
I have been having a ton of braxton hicks. In fact I had them pretty regularly since last night with a small break at dawn. We decided to go ahead and check my cervix just so I could relax and not worry about preterm labor.<br><br>
Baby is at +2 station and I am 50% effaced and 1-2 externally dialated. Other then the baby being so low completley normal for 4th time mom. She really thinks its the pressure of tha baby's head on my cervix causing the contractions.<br><br>
So I am glad I am not experiencing preterm labor but would rather not have to deal with this for 3 months! I guess I don't have to wait for the baby to drop as their isn't much further to come.
 

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I've been having a lot of really strong BH lately as well... I don't remember having them like this with dd until I was at least 35 weeks along and certainly not this often. I totally forgot to ask my mw about it yesterday though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: It doesn't feel like labour, but maybe I'll get checked out at my next appointment to see what's going on.<br><br>
My really strong ones happen when I'm in bed mostly. Especially in the morning when my bladder is full... I'm wondering if having a full bladder might be part of it, but I don't see how it could be...<br><br>
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A full bladder really makes my uterus act up. I thinbk with each baby you get more BH earlier.<br><br>
I also forgot she is dropping by this evening to check my hemoglobin.
 

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I'm glad you don't have to worry about preterm labor. I hear ya on the BH, though. I've had alot this pregnancy as well and I felt alot better when we checked my cervix and there were no changes.<br>
I'm curious about swimming. Is it recommended simply for good exercise? Or are there even more benefits? My MW recommended swimming as well, I thought it was to reduce BP. It sounds like it would feel good, but I haven't made it to the pool yet...
 

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I think swimming is recommended for low-impact exercise which is much easier on our bodies in general and helps offset us having gained so much weight. Dd is taking swimming lessons once a week and dh and I both go with her and take turns helping her. I can only manage dd for about half of the lesson (15 min is half the lesson) before needing him to take over. I'm out of shape...<br><br>
I'm glad I'm not the only one having the strong BH this early... I guess I should start getting up in the middle of the night to pee and see if that helps ease the BH intensity somewhat in the morning.<br><br>
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I think for me her biggest concern is it helps with metabolism and so blood sugar. It is also a great form of excercise theat doesn't reinforce the babies head putting so much pressure on your cervix.<br><br>
Swimming laps is also a great way to prepare for deep breathing during labor.
 
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