Sweet v - I get quiet days too. Hopefully in a few weeks time (and a few more for me) we'll both be feeling lots of stronger movements. Sorry to hear about the pain. As a FTM I don't really have any advice. I can't believe your doc didn't offer any suggestions of what might ease it.
Klabro - great news that all is looking good. I hope you are starting to get some comfort and confidence from it? Just over a week till v-day for you!!
How is everyone doing? I tend to be pretty quiet on the boards between my check ups right now. I had a cervical check on Monday and everything was stable. They want to do one more check this upcoming Monday and as long as it's still stable they won't do anymore checks as I'll be over 24 weeks. At that point I'll just have to watch for any signs or symptoms of PTL and be proactive if I don't feel right. I'm a little nervous about going to regular OB care, but It will mean I made it to 24 weeks
yey for being 24 weeks, klabro!! Such good news all round for you! I understand you feeling nervous about not seeing the same doc's each week, but you can always make an appointment straight away if you feel something isn't quite right. And I'm sure they would make you a priority.
AFM - I'll be 22 weeks this weekend. Feeling this little wriggly baby so much now which I love! I've been so so tired though, I sleep 11 hours each night but still feel wiped out. I had my iron levels checked this week as I used to be anaemic. After the appointment I checked my blood results from the test done at 8w and they were low then. I'm a bit annoyed with my mw about that as they are flagged up with !!! but she never mentioned it. Anyway, she recommended some iron rich water to take regardless of the results of the new test. Part of the fatigue might be that I haven't had any time off since August so I'm desperate to finish for Christmas, roll on the 22nd!
I've been dealing with a lot of family drama and just generally being busy at work. Pregnancy wise every thing is good. Started in on our registry so that family can just use that for Christmas presents. My most recent appointment was this last Wednesday. He kept kicking the doctor away when she was trying to get his heart rate. Already being more obnoxious than necessary!
klabro - glad to hear that everything is stable. I hope your check this week is good! Hopefully your regular OB will understand if there are any reasons you feel you need to be seen right away.
mrs unicorn - I'm exhausted too! I get enough sleep at night but still feel wiped half way through the day. I'm eligible for leave in January but trying to work as long as possible so holding out until mid February at this point. If the exhaustion continues I may have to cut out earlier than anticipated though
Hi ladies, not such a great update this week. My length dropped to being between 2.2-2.8 varying measurements. Basically yes, it is short and puts me at risk for pre term birth, but I'm past the cut off time for getting a cerclage. For now they are scheduling me for another length check in 2 weeks and will determine if any further treatment is needed from there. If it's drastically shortened in those 2 weeks we will start talking about steroid shots to help develop her lungs etc. I'm really hoping for a stable measurement and that I can make it to at least 32-34 weeks minimum.
Klabro I'm sorry to hear that. Everything was going so well, but it's great that it has because it's got you past v day and beyond. I really hope that it doesn't shorten anymore and that baby stays snuggled in there for much much longer. It's great that they can help baby out though if they were to arrive early. They can do some amazing things can't they?
I'm sorry to hear this update! Are you trying to keep the weight off your cervix? Lots of laying down with your feet up. It's not a guarantee but it certainly can't hurt. Mine was only 3cm on Tuesday but they didn't seem too concerned.
The steroids are a great way to help out baby when needed. I will probably be talking about them at either my next visit or the one after. They can be a little hard on you though. I hope at the worst your length is exactly the same next week. Best case shows longer!
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