Third Trimester

Fundal Height

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I just stepped into week 33 today. my mid-wife told me that the fundal height is not enough, so I've an appointment for ultrasound next week.

I tried to ask her the reasons and what can I do to help it grow.... she told me not to worry but I am, therefore I need your help.

Continuously sick

I will be 29 weeks pregnant tomorrow, and am completely miserable. I have been sick since 6w4d and after trying Phenergan, Compozine, Reglan, and all the over the counter stuff, I am still really sick. I am nauseous pretty much 24 hours a day, and whenever I eat, I feel that my food is stuck in my esophagus, and it makes me want to throw up. Sometimes I force myself to throw up because I am so uncomfortable. I have talked to my ob/gyn and a GI dr and they pretty much said they can't do anything for me. Does anyone else have anything similar to this, and have ANY suggestions?

Leaking?

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am 38 weeks pregnant and woke up from a 2 hour nap to find a wet spot in the bed. I don't know if it is urine or amniotic fluid. I called my doctor and she said if I leak more to go to the hospital. Any other advise?

What Body Temperature Is Considered Dangerous While Pregnant?

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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Dear Midwife,
I have been sick for a few days now, and my body temperature has been a hair under 103 degrees today. I know in normal circumstances a 103 temperature is not yet reason enough to go to the ER, but I was curious, being pregnant, if my temperature continues to rise, what temperature should I be packing it up for the doctor? I am concerned not only about myself, but the healthy development of my son. I know their brains and such are not ready for the heat.

Sentimental

The day has finally arrived. I am only 30 days away from my due date, and reasonably sure that my long-awaited baby girl will come a little earlier than that. Then why does it feel so sad...almost like a loss? Don't get me wrong, I can't wait to see my baby girl, hold her, feed her, dress her up in bows and pink frills. But recently I have been thinking, with much melancholy, just how much I will miss her being inside me. I have carried her with me for so long. She is such a wiggle-worm, I never feel alone all day because I feel her ever-squirming presence.

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