36 week appointment

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36 week appointment

I had my 36 week appointment yesterday. I was disappointed they didn't check my cervix but the dr. said he didn't want to disturb my cervix after my incident last week. They did the GBS swab and I talked to the dr. about my sleep deprivation. He said that since I am going to sleep fine and waking up in the middle of the night that is a sign of depression. I told him I know I have depression now, but it is manageable and I want to wait until after Emily comes to take medicine for it. He tried to encourage me to get on medication now but I am so close what is another 3.5 weeks?

The dr. gave me a prescription for ambien to take to help with sleeping and I am excited to take it tonight and see how I do. I hope nothing crazy happens. My next appointment is the 12th.

Oh, and the dr. mentioned that they want to do another ultrasound not at my next appointment, but the one after that to check Emily's size. I won't say no to that! Smile

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Sounds like a really great appt Angela. Hope the sleeping gets a little better, and SCORE on another u/s!
Sorry about the cervix check. Did he say if/when they will do one? Next appt maybe?

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I didn't know that waking up in the middle of the night was a sign of depression?

My doctor prescribed Ambien for me too, and it made a huge difference. It was seriously the first full nights sleep I had gotten in probably six months. I hope it helps you!

Yay for getting another ultrasound! Smile

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Hopefully the medication helps with the sleeping- That's news that waking in the middle of the night is sign of depression- weird. Seems there are a lot of us that are waking every few hrs in the middle of the night.

Yeah that you get another u/s- my Dr mentioned it a few weeks ago but then said nothing at my appt yesterday. I didn't get checked either- I think she will leave it unless I say I have some odd pains or something going on. I guess i will find out at my next week appt. I never got checked with either of my other two babies. They were both sections at 38 weeks.

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I am glad to hear they are being proactive about depression but agree that if you feel comfortable holding off another couple weeks taking the meds won't hurt. Especially if you can get some good sleep with the ambien - I really hope it works for you! and Yay for another ultrasound - so cool to see your little one almost fully baked!

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Ambien= wonderful! I slept so good! 9:30pm-4am, got up to pee, and back to sleep again till 6:30 when Nicholas woke up. I am going to not take it tonight but if I can't sleep again I'm taking another one.

And as for the sign of depression- its the waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to go back to sleep that is depression related. This past week I have been up anywhere between 2 and 4am for the day. I end up going to work super early and making up some time but it gets old fast.

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I am so glad to hear that you FINALLY got some rest! And just in time that you can hopefully enjoy the weekend!! I hear ya on the trying to make up for lost work hours in the middle of the night - it is so ridiculous! I hope this keeps working well for you and it will get you nice and rested up before Emily arrives!

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Great appt! And yay for another u/s!!