First MFM appt.... 32 weeks

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Re : First MFM appt.... 32 weeks

Postby kezt777 » Fri Oct 04, 638289 9:08 am

thanks jackie! he wasnt being too cooperative last night and kept making me wait ages to feel some good movement so i could relax, but he did keep moving within the time limits so that's something at least. hopefully things are okay and he will be nice to mommy and not keep me guessing and worrying.

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Re : First MFM appt.... 32 weeks

Postby jackie cargen » Fri Oct 04, 638289 6:41 am

Wow! Very scary.
Thinking of you and the little one.

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Re : First MFM appt.... 32 weeks

Postby kezt777 » Tue Sep 24, 638289 1:53 am

thanks denise, i can only imagine what anyone who has lost a child or had a premature delivery went through because i only endured about 10 mins of sheer panic and i thought i was going to fall off the bed any instant. i didnt even dare move and i kept shutting my brain off to block out the 'what ifs'. i felt the same during the decelerations just watching and hoping it would go back up. so anyone who had dealt with much more than that has my thoughts and prayers because it is so scary!

but he seems to be okay, but perhaps his acrobatics has made the cord really tangled?? i had really long cords that the docs and nurses commented on with my other two (over a metre i believe) so maybe that happened again and this one is so much more active, he has been doing a real number on himself in there. the nurse said she always wishes the tummy had a little window you could open just to peek in and say 'oh, THERE is the problem' and know for sure.

if this keeps up tho, i dont know how much longer i can handle it! i will be poking the poor guy every half hour all day and night to make sure i get a reaction! big hugs to you denise (and anyone else who has suffered such a loss) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Re : First MFM appt.... 32 weeks

Postby Guest » Tue Sep 24, 638289 1:20 am

Omigod Karrie,

You had my heart skipping a beat just reading your entry!! [:0][:0] I would have been SERIOUSLY freaking out and screaming but then again, I have lost 2 babies already and so I am sure that you were much calmer than I would have been.

Please keep me posted. I am glad that you will be seen more often. If I were you, I would want that baby out asap. [:)] Sheesh. What a scare.

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Re : First MFM appt.... 32 weeks

Postby kezt777 » Mon Sep 23, 638289 11:34 pm

updated again: i spent an hour and a half hooked up to the monitors today, and had a big scare (but all is okay, i just have to go for a monitor every other day from now on)... but basically, they had me hooked up for about 10 mins when the heart beat totally disappeared (it was under 120 until then). i couldnt feel him moving and after 5 mins she still couldnt find anything. i could see the nurse was stressing but i was trying to be nice and calm. she called another nurse who went to get the specialist (very nice doc, so now ive met two from the team). he came in to listen and couldnt find anything at all either, i was trying not to totally freak out... and then the other nurse brought in an IV because it had now been 10 mins since they were concerned. i was thinking OH MY GOD because i knew they were taking steps to prep me in case they needed to take some serious action. the doc returned with the ultrasound machine, hooked it up, and there was baby, hiding way down in a corner (still breech but way in the back of me), doing his movements, heart beating, practise breathing, etc. all was fine (for the moment anyway). he got top marks for the biophysical and the doc explained a bit more of that to me then left with instructions to get my 'hiney' in there at any concern at all.

then the nurse said 'phewwwwwww he gave me a real scare. i can breathe now'. SHEESH. but then i had to stay another half hour, and sure enough another 3 decelerations happened so i had to stay longer and longer, his heart rate going down to 80-90 for about a minute, then climbing back up. it seems to happen when he moves around a bit, so they are thinking that the cord is tangled around and he is pinching it or something. but it happened 4 times total so now i have to go in every other day, or any time i havent felt any movements in any 2-3 hour space of time. ARGH.

im glad that i was let out, didnt have the IV put in, etc but talk about nervous! the nurse is SO nice, i hope she is there for the delivery lol (in 5-6 weeks hopefully! not too much sooner!). what did make me mad was that my ultrasound report wasnt back yet, even tho the radiology department promised to have it there yesterday. so they couldnt look at his growth/cord for themselves, they could only listen to my perceptions of it all and what i peeked at when it was being done. a nice surprise was that daddy showed up suddenly. he knew i was there for the appt so he came up and just waltzed into the room. he was there during one deceleration so he got to ask questions and meet the nurse as well. he seems happy with the care there, so thats good. now i just have to figure out how to work around all these appts. im even supposed to go in on saturday. i havent been spilling protein for the dips but i have another 24 hour to start tomorrow and then take with me when i go for the next NST.

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Re : First MFM appt.... 32 weeks

Postby kezt777 » Thu Sep 12, 638289 5:32 pm

thanks so much everyone :) i know im in good hands and i have appts spread out every few days so if something changes, they should catch it. and if nothing changes, well that just means i get more shots of baby to peek at and the feel of extra care.

i will try the juice thing for sure. today i had that ultrasound before the NST so all i had drank was water. tomorrow i will have worked 6.5 hours and then go in for the NST, so i'd like to see if that will trigger some BH for them to see as well. today of course i had NONE while i was being monitored. just typical isnt it? one thing that was funny tho (which at first was scary but we figured out what happened)... the baby decided to goof around with the umbilical cord and must have been waving it around under the monitor! suddenly the heart monitor dipped to 70 and freaked us out. but it would go 120-70-120-70 with fading in and out, til we realized we could hear the faster beat in the background and i could feel him moving. the nurse said 'silly guy! he is playing with the darn cord!'. so she poked around a bit and then it was out of the way and back to just baby beat lol. sheesh! this one is going to have some long stories of 'do you know what you put mommy through when you were in her tummy???' lol.

one thing is that they gave me a kick count chart and want me to religiously do it every day at different times... so i sat down to start counting and was done the 10 movements in only 5 mins. i didnt even count when i could feel him moving back and forth, just the hard kicks and i was done. i did it a couple hours later just for the heck of it and got 10 in 15 minutes.. so that sort of thing isnt bothering me, i remember it was the same for my son. i was in hospital and they would send me to a private room to do the charts, set up a TV for me, etc and i'd be back out in 10 mins saying 'im done' lol. i was supposed to have the room for an hour or two.. but never needed even 30 mins. so hopefully this little tyke will be as good for me!

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Re : First MFM appt.... 32 weeks

Postby aggie95mom » Thu Sep 12, 638289 11:53 am

Karrie, I hope your appointment tomorrow goes well. Definitely sounds like you have a doctor who is on top of things. I know redoing the NSTs can be stressful, but I think it's a really good tool to help the doctors make good decisions for your care.

Did they tell you eat beforehand or drink juice? I know the last time I did one with my son, they always told me to do that about 20 minutes beforehand so he would be active. Might have just been that practice, though.

Keep us posted.

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Re : First MFM appt.... 32 weeks

Postby kathyc » Thu Sep 12, 638289 8:40 am

Karrie,

Sounds like your docs are staying right on top of things... so that is always a good thing. That being said, I wish they didn't have anything at all to be on top of. Please let us know how your appt goes tomorrow.

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Re : First MFM appt.... 32 weeks

Postby Guest » Thu Sep 12, 638289 7:25 am

Hi Karrie,

Please update us tomorrow re: your appt. It is hard not to worry so I won't say "Don't worry!" lol. But anyway, feel free to email me at anytime.

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Re : First MFM appt.... 32 weeks

Postby kezt777 » Thu Sep 12, 638289 1:11 am

update: i never know if i should be worried or if the docs are just doing routine stuff. i had another u/s today and it was pretty much the same as the one i had on feb 28th but then i had an NST and i thought it was all fine. the baby kicked a lot cos i could feel it, see it, as well as hear him hitting the little monitor. but they dont like his heart rate for some reason and wanted him to 'wake up' more. his rates are around 125-137 most of the time, and i remember my son was always around 130ish (but then again it would sometimes go to 140-150 when he was awake). so i came home to find a message on my answering machine that the doc wants me to go back in again tomorrow. ARGH. okay... so then you try not to be freaked out and tell yourself that all is well, they just need a better reading of more activity or to get me to have some braxton hicks so they can see how he handles that or something.... ive never had to redo NSTs before when the baby was kicking and such during it.... so i guess i will quietly freak out until i learn any more info??

my bp was 140/90 which wasnt horrid but again not that great considering all the medication. the ultrasound tech said the cord readings were a little higher/better than last time but its still not where it should be. and now for an added bonus, the baby has decided to be totally breach. head right under my ribs and feet over his head. maybe he will back-flip into position? lol. but otherwise he looked good, he waved his fingers, was practise breathing the whole time (yay) and as far as i know all else looked okay. he is about 3.5 lbs now.


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