I don't usually post about my monthly appointments but this one gave me some much needed answers.
I have been suffering from constipation so bad, I go 4-5 days between BM's, and I have almost continuous cramping although both sides of my abdomen.
My doctor is starting me on a week of heavy duty laxatives (starting at the lowest dose and working up for the next 4 days) until I go and then a less intense laxative to keep me regular. She also said that if the laxatives don't work then I move up to a sup.
She hates preggo woman cramping for any reason at this point in the pregnancy (or at any point for that matter) because she doesn't want to misdiagnose preterm labour (not that I am at any risk).
I love my doctor!
As for the other regular stuff, baby's HB was 160 and super active. I am up 1 pound according to her scale, 3 according to mine. I also had a cervix swab because I didn't have one at the beginning to test for all the yucky stuff so I had that done. Cervix looks "great" she said - how anybody could say it looks great down there is beyond me