by melissaa (185 Posts), Wed Oct 03, 2012 03:10 pm
For those ho havent read my back story.. my daughter was delivered via emergency c-section at 35 weeks due to her HR dropping during contractions (It was only discovered hours before that she had IUGR and was in the 4th percentile and her cord wasnt functioning properly). For 36 hours I laid in the hospital watching her HR drop to 60 over and over again.. terrified that with any given contraction she would pass away. We were told after her delivery that had I not pushed for care when I did, they couldnt guarantee she would have made it another 24 hours. That pregnancy, my bp fluctuated and I never had more than trace protein on a dip (was never given a 24 hour test) but when I switched dr's when I got pregnant with my son, they looked at my records and said it was preeclampsia that I probably had with her.
Last week I went into L&D b/c while listening to the baby's heartbeat on my doppler at home, I had two contractions in a row and her HR dropped to 80 both times. When I got to triage, they told me it was most likely cord compression, I was monitored and had to be given terbutaline for ctx and sent home when they slowed to 4 an hour. Since then, I have bouts of 7-9 contractions an hour in the evenings and they die off by bedtime. Yesterday I was back in L&D per my OB nurse's request for the very same hing (only her HR was in the low 100s). When I got there, I only had 2-3 contractions in that hour and her HR did fine so I was told that what I heard was probably my own heartrate (which isnt possible b/c the baby never moved and the doppler never moved.. I watched her HR slowly go down). Today I felt a pretty strong contraction coming on and grabbed my doppler and I watched her HR drop from 125 down to 90 and it stayed in the 90s the entire 60 seconds. Once the contraction was over it slowly started to climb back up and I stopped listening once it got back up to 135.
Im terrified. I dont know what to do here but im scared that something is wrong. I have a growth scan scheduled for the 10th, but im terrified something is going to happen to her before then. What would you do?
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on Wed Oct 03, 2012 06:21 am, edited 1 time in total.
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#1 Addison~ 5-31-07 emergency c-sec 35 weeks. 4 lbs 12 oz. (IUGR, PRE-E, fetal distress)-had to be delivered so fast they broke her leg during delivery.
#2 Lucas~ delivered @ 36 weeks 6 lbs 10 oz. (PIH, PRE-E)
#3 Harper Lily-delivered @ 37.6 weeks 7 lbs (PIH)