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NST today

Well I got a very unexpected non-stress test today!! My doula came over for a visit this afternoon, and I was talking to her about how I feel a little unsupported by my midwife practice...my appointments keep getting rescheduled or canceled, so I had gone two weeks before going in for an appointment at 39.5 weeks, and it's going to be a full week and a half from that appointment before I see them again - and I'm overdue!!!

Anyway, so I was feeling weird about that, plus feeling like I've had the flu for a couple days. I was telling her I was feeling kinda miserable and that I thought maybe the baby's movements had slowed a little. I wasn't really that worried about it, to be honest...I still feel her move, it's just not as much and I figured it's only because she's running out of room! Well she really encouraged me to call the midwife and just check in with her and let her know how I was in advance of my appointment. Sometimes I have ended up feeling like I'm a bother when I call, but I decided to anyway. Well within ten minutes my midwife had called me back and told me I had an appointment for a non stress test at the hospital in 15 minutes! Wow!!!! So I am feeling better, lol. Baby did great on the test and was more active than I've felt in days. She even kicked right at the monitor itself several times, and ended up giving herself the hiccups at the very end of the test. So not only do I have a fashionably late diva, but a drama queen as well! Wink

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Glad you got the NST. I am sorry you are feeling neglected by the midwife. I do think it's a bit ridiculous with the way you've been treated. Our babies are very similar because today Ryan was kicking the crap out of the monitors and at the end of the test he gave himself the hiccups. Did you tell the midwife about how you felt you were being treated or did you just tell her the concerns you had over the baby?

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Aww! So cute the personalities they have already.

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"_Jessicah_" wrote:

Did you tell the midwife about how you felt you were being treated or did you just tell her the concerns you had over the baby?

Maybe I'm being a bit too sensitive (lol, a sensitive pregnant woman?!?) but I worry a little about bringing up my concerns now that I'm soooo close to needing her full support during delivery. I really like her and don't think she would let my co cerns get to her and affect anything, but I almost don't want to take the risk. I was going to complain about the incredibly rude receptionist until I saw my midwife chatting and joking/laughing with her one day and seeming really friendly with her, so I was worried she might take offense. I will definitely say something after delivery though, maybe at one of my last baby checks with her.

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I can understand that. You have very valid points for not wanting to say anything.

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I agree with holding your tounge until after delivery, Hilary. The midwife *shouldn't* let complaints get in the way of care but we all know that is not how the human race works. I'm glad that the NST went well and yay for meeting with the duola!!!!!!

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Hilary - I think its wise to hold back for now. And you know, after you deliver you may just decide to skip saying anything at all.

With my OB I feel like he is a great doctor but some days I just want to be more honest with him about how annoyed I get with the back and forth on the VBAC stuff. However, I'd rather keep him in a good mood so that when the time comes he doesn't NOT answer the page to come do my VBAC, you know? So I just hold my tongue and pray this LO comes out on her own, soon, and he is there to deliver her.

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Thanks everyone Smile I'm glad I wasn't just being too sensitive, though this all just took an interesting turn!! Maybe I need to stop complaining :rolleyes: My midwife called me today to let me know she'd checked in on the NST results and said she was "very impressed" lol, the baby was apparently extremely active. Then she goes on to say that she likes to keep her women close when they get overdue, and noticed that I was scheduled with the backup for Thursday. She said she would prefer me to come in tomorrow so she could see me herself and make sure things were going okay. Wow...didn't even have to ask! :o

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Thats great!!! Glad to hear you're finally getting the attention you should. Did the NST show any contractions at all?

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Oh, I should have asked! I was wondering about that and forgot to check. I was lying on my side though and felt maybe only one Braxton hicks, so I'm going to guess no. I'm feeling more activity today though!