daily bpp's and nst's

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AK2663's picture
Joined: 09/03/08
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daily bpp's and nst's

is what I've won this week....My doc is on vacation and the doc whom I am seeing while he is out has ordered them for every reason under the sun.

First I went into L/D on Monday bc I was having terrible pain/pressure in my butt and my legs were numb for hours. On call doc said baby was engaged already and laying on my sciatic nerve. Gave me a perscription for perks and said to discuss with the doc at my appt in the morning moving up my c-sec.

Next morning I go in for my appt. and my bp is up. NP that I was seeing that day says more bloodwork/pee jug/nst/bpp for the day. Also says for me to come back in the next morning to discuss results with an actual doc and discuss moving surgery date. So after an hour appt (which my mom had to drive me to bc I cant drive with numb legs and a head literally that I'm sitting on causing more pain) we head to hospital for 2 1/2 hours for the second day in a row. We get there, baby fails the breathing part of bpp but passes everything else including nst.

This morning we go back to see the actual doc and she says "I can't move the section date before 39 wks. If something happened to you or baby you could sue me. BUT bc she failed part of the bpp yesterday you need to go back for a repeat bpp/nst today to monitor incase she shows more distress. If she fails another part then we will deliver today". She asks how long I have had the sciatica and I tell her since Friday and she says 'oh only Friday?; WATCH IT LADY!!!!!!!! I could have killed her, so for the 3rd day in a row we go back to hospital. Had ANOTHER bpp/nst done. Baby fails again but not 'enough' for delivery.

Doc calls me just as I fell asleep for a nap finally this afternoon and says "She failed again, you need to come back to hospital for bpp/nst every day until delivery on Tuesday or she fails another part".

I'm seriously beside myself. I can't drive, I can't sit, my legs are numb/tingly all the time, there is zero position I am comfortable in.......and there is nothing I can do about it.

I know that many people have it worse for longer, and some don't even get a baby at then end so I'm trying to keep some perspective but I'm loosing it big time. I haven't even taken the perks since they gave them to me bc I'm too scared it will make her worse!

Chris_85's picture
Joined: 10/14/08
Posts: 675

oh Im so sorry hon, just know that it will all be over soon. and you will be holding that baby.

I don't blame you for not wanting to take the drugs, i wouldn't either.

I dealt with the sciatica for weeks, and the only thing that really helped was stretching my legs in bed, and getting on all fours, doing some pelvic rocking.

nmc's picture
Joined: 01/03/11
Posts: 268

I'm so sorry you are in so much pain! I hope it gets at least a little more tolerable for you. I hope the next few days go by quickly for you.

Jessica.'s picture
Joined: 02/02/09
Posts: 424

:bighug::bighug::bighug: I HOPE the baby is doing well, it really sucks when moms are in that much pain!

Joined: 12/21/10
Posts: 529

I am so sorry. I hope that you get some relief soon.

bumblybees's picture
Joined: 03/24/10
Posts: 559

Hugs sweetie. i hope baby decides to come on, like your water to break or something so they have to go ahead and do a c/s.

You're almost there though. it will be ok. and at least your mom is there to help you. that's a blessing.