Nervous/Anxious

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bumblybees's picture
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Nervous/Anxious

Why am i nervous to go to the doctor's today? its my 36 week appointment. i know he's doing the GBS test today. maybe that's part of it. worried it will be positive and then my birthing plan goes to crap.
I'm also stressed i guess too that he's going to check me and tell me i'm already dilating. and i know most of you would be thrilled with that. but i really really really really really really want this baby to wait till after my mom gets here on the 20th to make his/her appearance.

squirrel27's picture
Joined: 05/13/08
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Try not to worry too much about the GBS test... if you are positive you just work around it. As much as I want something to happen now, if I had been told a month ago that I was dilated I wouldnt be thrilled either, lol, so I understand you not wanting that. If you havent had any signs of labor (and arent curious) you can always just decline the internal check. I didnt have one until 38 weeks. and that was b/c I was curious and having strong BHs lol. I hope everything stays quiet until the 21st. lol Smile

bumblybees's picture
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UPDATE

so had my appointment. GBS test done. He checked me and i'm 1cm dialated but my cervix is still really high and thick. so he's like you could still be like that in 4 weeks.
he had me cracking up, he noticed my hair color (hubby helped me freshen it up on Sunday). and then proceeded to tell me and the nurse that during the last part of pregnancy your hair grows really slowly so my roots should still be hidden by the time the baby is born.

so Baby's HB is 156, 2 weeks ago it was 140. the nurse says its going to be a girl with all this flipping around
my blood pressure was good 110/70
weight gain for 2 weeks 1.5 pounds, not great but oh well.
measuring 37 weeks

next appointment - Tuesday

Joined: 12/21/10
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Sounds like a good appt. Good luck for 4 more weeks of cooking.

squirrel27's picture
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Glad everything went well for your appt Smile

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Sounds great! That's too funny about the hair color.

LauraMae78's picture
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glad you had a good appointment! im sad, i didnt get my cervix checked during my GBS test. Sad

as for the hair growing slower at the end, does that ring true for leg hair too?? cause i would love it if i didnt have to struggle to shave my legs as often from here on out? Biggrin

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"LauraMae78" wrote:

as for the hair growing slower at the end, does that ring true for leg hair too?? cause i would love it if i didnt have to struggle to shave my legs as often from here on out? Biggrin

not in my experience... that WOULD be nice though.... lol

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Joined: 08/28/09
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I'm glad your appt went well!! I just wanted to mention that GBS isn't very full proof. You can be positive one day and negative the next. So if you do test positive, you can ask for a test again in a week or so (and eat a lot of garlic and probiotics before then - it's proven to help get rid of/prevent GBS).