Glad your appointment went well! I totally get not wanting to bring up the waiting with your OB ahead of time-I would be the same way and just delay when/if it got to that point cause I don't like confrontation.
Well it's Dec 1!! Definitely having a December baby! Not that I ever thought otherwise.
I posted about this in my Oct BB but didnt here, but I was having the worst heart palpitations the other day, but no chest pain, shortness of breath, bp was good, but they WOULDNT go away!! I didnt want to go to triage for them to run a billion tests for nothing to come back but was getting to the point where I was considering it. Well after some online research I found that sometimes baby is pushing up on the heart and can cause palpitation, so I got down on all fours, and low and behold, they stopped!!!! YAY!!! Ive had a few here and there since but they go away as soon as I get baby to shift! So happy about that!
Had another NST yesterday. My bp was up a bit but probably because I was in extreme amounts of pain. I had to lie on my side because the baby's heartrate was being stubborn to fine (baby was completely fine, just hiding I guess). And it's very hard for someone with severe psd to lie on their side without a million pillows between her legs. But was still ok, baby did awesome. THough I think he/she may be faceup again. Dammit!!!! Im going to have to go to spinning babies and try some things out.
But I lounge on the couch alot reclined back and I know that isnt the best position. But I have bad spd! What am I suppose to do all day??? ERG!!!
I'm sorry about the palpitations and the uncomfortable NST Mona. I had some palpitations a couple times the other week despite everything else being fine and I never would have thought that it could be from baby taking up space! I so feel for you with the SPD. I just developed it in the last couple of weeks and I instantly thought of you, it's not fun at all. I know yours is pretty severe, but do you get any relief from abdominal support?
I think spinning babies is a good idea. Maybe try a wrap on your upper abdomen too to encourage baby to flip? I know a lot of practitioners worry if they aren't head down by this point, but maybe s/he just wants to move around until they get ready for birth?
Baby is head down, just face up (out) so likely to have back labour. OUCHIE! I had that with Simon too! i havent really tried abldominal support for the spd. I was seeing a chiro for awhile and she helped a bit but i think i'm just at that point now where nothing much can be done. It's horrible at night. I cant put my full weight down on one leg at a time for about 10 minutes after standing. I have to brace everything to get to the bathroom. It sucks. And I wake DH up alot. Poor guy.
The cervidil information lists sensitivity to prostaglandins as a contraindication which means it shouldn't be given if you have asthma. I have heard of some obs using it anyway but it can worsen your asthma and honestly the last thing you want during labor is an asthma attack.
Have you tried seeing chiro about the spd? They also may have some suggestions to keep the baby from going face out that are more comfortable for your spd. Just a thought. Glad your appointment went well this week and excited to follow the rest of your story!
Ugh posterior sucks! This little one keeps doing that too, my MW said a lot of people have told her lunges and hands and knees positions (like the inversion via SpinningBabies) can help with posterior. I hope baby will get into the right position for you during labor if not sooner. It sucks having to rely on your DH for help at night but sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.
OMG! Almost fainted this morning. Just standing in the bathroom and suddenly felt sick and faint and seeing stars. Sat down and took my pressure. I was already feeling a bit better and it was 107/80! So low for me! Maybe I'm taking too much labetalol. Erg. That felt awful!
That happened to me all the time during T's pregnancy. Remember, I fainted and knocked out one of my front teeth! I have naturally very low BP and is was really low while PG. If you feel dizzy when you go from sitting to standing its a sign that you're not getting enough oxygen to your brain. Laying on your back or sitting reclined are the culprit. The baby puts pressure on the vein returning deoxygenated blood to your heart. Drinking too little water and not eating frequently enough can exacerbate it. Brace yourself when you stand up and give your self a second. Sometimes the lightheaded feeling will take a few seconds to hit. If it hits, immediately sit back down or go down to the floor if you need to. You don't want to faint and then seriously hurt yourself.
Sitting reclined can also lead to baby being posterior. Instead of retreating to the couch, sit on a birth ball with your belly hanging low out in front of you. Rest your hands on a coffee table or the couch if you need support. I basically lived on my birth ball in the last few weeks.