Second Trimester

Heart Skipping

Cynthia Flynn's picture
Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am 23 weeks (27 years old) and started having bigymony pvc's which my heart skips very other beat, I get very winded but no dizziness, or syncope. The cardiologist said my blood work, urine, echo cardiogram, were all within normal limits.

I am a paramedic, some what stressful job but has been ok until now. They said my heart looks good and does the baby, and I can go back to work. Which is great. But they still don't know why this is happening or what has started it. And I still get very winded trying to talk and walk while this is happening.

17 Weeks

trevaellen's picture

17 wks and an even 33 inches around now.
I weighed myself at the last midwife appointment and it looks like I've gained about 8 pounds so far. I think that's about on track.

I think I've started to feel the baby move sometimes. It feels like someone's gently pressing a fingertip to the inside of my belly, or blowing bubbles against it.

My exercises are going well. I do feel like I have a little more energy, and my legs feel stronger. I actually managed all ten squats last time.

Our next appointment is Wednesday.

Incomplete Cervix, Cerclage, Pain.

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am 16 weeks with my 9th pregnancy . I have an incomplete cervix along with past surgeries on my uterus. We have had 3 live births and 5 miscarriages.

I am wondering how much round ligament pain is normal. I have been in a lot more pain with this baby than with any of my other pregnancies. Do you have any suggestions or thoughts?

Blessed Be,
Courtney

16 wks -- First midwife meeting

trevaellen's picture

Friday, March 27th, we had our first meeting with Anita at Sacred Waters to check the place out and get to know her a bit. It went great; we both felt comfortable and relaxed with her, she was very friendly and informative. She kept laughing at how 'mellow' we were.

She let us listen to the baby's heartbeat with a Doppler -- our first time hearing anything like it. It was going 150 beats per minute; Anita gave Curtis a wide-eyed look and said, "Your kid is a wild one."

Need to call back today to schedule our first official exam.

Sex of Baby

Jane Foley's picture

QUESTION

Dear Ms. Ultrasound,
I had a ultrasound and they said I'm having a girl but I'm carrying like I did with my son. With both my girls I carried real high this time real low. They said when they checked the sex of the baby there are two white streaks where they say the labia is. That there is no way it could be a boy. Is that true ? Do those white lines mean a girl?

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