My appointment was a little more than I had anticipated. No change in cervix. Still dilated to 2cm and alittle over 50% effaced. BP was slightly elevated. Baby's heart rate was 134. Had an ultrasound as he has not been very active the last few days. Ultrasound estimates his weight at 6lbs 12ozs. Anticipating 8-8.5lb baby this time around. Both girls were just over 7lbs. Hooked me up on the monitor which showed contractions every 5 minutes. Due to excessive swelling doctor sent me to the hospital for additional monitoring and lab work. Labs came back negative for PIH. So now on bedrest again until Friday and then a follow up appointment to check the swelling. No plans were really given to me if the swelling does not decrease. Guess I will find out tomorrow. With all the issues this pregnancy I am so ready for this little man to make his arrival. I am really hoping for induction the week of 10/10. Guess I will find out tomorrow or at my normal weekly appointment on Monday next week. I am currently on a reduced work schedule and really thinking about just taking PTO the remainder of my pregnancy.
That sounds like a long appt. I had the bloodwork for PIH last week because of my symptoms. Mine was negative too. My OB couldn't give an explanation of my lingering symptoms except I'm preggo. I supposed to be on partial rest & I have BP checks twice a week to keep an eye out for pre e. Hope you are able to rest more than I. KUP! It won't be much longer now! Hang in there!
What a disappointing appointment.. at least you're at 2cm and 50% effaced! I hope that things start moving on their own soon, or they schedule your induction. Thinking of you!
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