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Owww...

I started having some pain and pressure in my pelvis, as well as feeling like I couldnt breathe, while on vacation... just thought it was all the running around, car time, and altitude... But, its still happening... and now I am having pain in my upper abdomin as well Sad I had a really bad episode last night that included some pain in my rectal area when I sat on the toilet, after (TMI) DH and I DTD... and figured it was just that... I was feeling fine for most of the day, and now its coming back.... It doesnt feel like contractions or BH's at this point, so I am on the fence of what it is, and what I should do. I really dont want to go in. I am actually avoiding it like the plague. I guess part of me is that if I start down that road now its just going to lead to me having preterm labor, bedrest, freak outs, hospitalizations, and an early baby like it has with my previous pregnancies. I just want it to go away, and stay away.... at least until its time for me to have contractions, and a term baby.

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I am really quite hands off for the most part, but that would have me calling my midwives and asking to be seen early. I wouldn't immediately go to ultrasound, etc but would want to check things out (doppler, weight, feeling of uterus by hands, etc) and talk about the possibilities and then make an informed decision from that what testing I'd be okay with. I really would go in because sometimes contractions can feel different at this point. ((hugs))

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I tried calling the clinic, but they were already closed. So, I called my mom, who is a nurse, and talked to her. She thinks that since its nothing that has any sort of pattern, timeable, and im not bleeding that waiting till I can talk to my OB should be ok. If anything gets worse ill definitely go in, but why go to the er if I dont have to? id rather talk to my own OB, who knows me,y history, and this pregnancy, than some random er doc who wouldnt know me from Adam. Swirt has been moving around fine tonight, so thats good too. My clinic has some morning hrs on Saturdays so hopefully I can talk with someone then, or get in.

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Any update today? I hope it's better after some rest!

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Still having some pain... so I called the clinic. They had a nurse call me back since my doc isnt in today. The nurse I talked to this morning told me that they may be BH's, that my body is doing some growing and stretching its never done before... I was like, umm.. this is my 4th. She was like "oh. Have you had a history if problems with your other pregnancies?" To which I said yes, I have had pre term contractions with each of my pregnancies. Shes then said "oh, well, you should probably get seen then". I guess reading a patient's chart is too much to ask.. geesh.

So, I am going to see another doc that does OB later this morning. I am still hoping that its something else, and not the preterm stuff starting again. Like I said, its not feeling like the contractions I have had in the past, the pain doesnt have a rhythm/pattern to it, and I'm not bleeding... so I am hoping those are all good signs that this is something different (knock on wood). Someone suggested that I have them check my progesterone levels.. that maybe my placentas just dont make enough and thats why I end up having the problems I have had in the past??? That makes me nervous because one of the reasons they had to get DD out early was because my amniotic levels were low. They attributed it to the fact that she had a fracture in utero and that she must have been holding her urine... Now it makes me wonder if my placentas just dont operate at 100%??? but, why wouldnt that have come up the last 3 time??? oh well, just stuff to discuss with the Doc today I guess Sad

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Just got home. Everything looks good. The doc I saw agrees that it doesnt sound like contractions. He felt around a bit, checked for a hernia at the top of my belly where some of the pain is. He thinks that I may have pulled something while on Vacation without realizing it... and that with my uterus growing, things are just getting pulled on more and more. So, its relaxing as much as I can, taking some Tylenol, and just keeping an eye on things. It they start to turn into the tightening like a contraction, get timeable, all that, then I will go back in. But, as of right now, it all looks good, just muscular skeletal, and baby is doing good too. He did have some trouble finding the baby's heart beat, but was finally able to by pushing at the top of my uterus (which is well above my belly button). He said he is pretty sure that my placenta is in the front, and that baby is just hanging out behind it. I am really relieved. Not that I may not end up with pre term issues later on, but I am still holding out that hope and planning not to Wink

Today actually made me more excited for my appt on friday. I have been nervous about there being something wrong, about seeing the baby's femurs, and about finding out the baby's gender. I have been wanting to find out, but also nervous about finding out. I am afraid that getting it in my head that this pregnancy has been a lot like it was with DD, and just convinced that this is a girl... My sisters and I are close, and I would love for DD to have that (not that a brother and sister cant be close)..... that part of me is going to be really sad if the baby ends up being a boy... I love this baby, and will love it no matter what...I adore my sons, and wouldnt trade them for a million girls... I just am afraid of hearing that its a boy, and not being over joyed... and feeling bad because of my it... if that makes any sense. I did talk to my therapist about it and she agreed that it would be a totally normal reaction... that it doesnt mean that I dont love my baby. She also said that with my history of PPD that its good that I am identifying my feelings about it, talking it out, and all that now. Oh hormones, how I wish you wouldnt mess with me so Sad

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i'm glad your doctor confirmed for you that everything looks ok - and no pretterm labor. i haven't felt like i could breathe the past 2 days and then i feel heaviness in my chest, i don't know if it's anxiety or the humidity, or plain old gas.