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Old Jul 17th, 2017, 05:28 AM   1311
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I finally get to meet my OB today! (Only the GP follows pregnant women in 1st & 2nd trimester in my area). I'm 27+3 so I'm in range now to discuss vaccinations. I know Tdap will be recommended, but I'm hesitant to get it. I had an adverse reaction to the pertussis vacine as an infant and wasn't allowed to get any boosters for it during childhood. I know tdap is given to high school (grade 9 / age 14-15) students in the province I grew up in, and I honestly can't remember if I got it then, or if I just got the other vaccine being offered that day.

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Edit after visit: Vaccinations during 3rd trimester are province-by-province in Canada, depending on what's needed in your area at the time. Nothing required for me here in Newfoundland, since I'm healthy and had all the right boxes ticked from my first prenatal blood screening.



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2017, 00:01 AM   1312
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Well I had my ultrasound today to determine why I'm measuring so big. The good news is that baby is healthy, everything looks good, but as I suspected he is measuring on the larger side at 4lbs 3oz (96th percentile). However I have been diagnosed with polyhydramnios (high fluid) and will need to have regular ultrasounds the rest of my pregnancy. If they feel that the fluid is getting to be too much or if I start getting too uncomfortable, they will take the baby immediately. If all seems ok, I will be allowed to go up to 39 weeks. After that, if I do not go into labor on my own, they will induce me. Being diagnosed with polyhydramnios has unfortunately put me on the "high risk" category because, if my waters break, I will need to deliver the baby immediately whether I'm having contractions or not.



 
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Old Jul 24th, 2017, 07:15 AM   1313
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Hi everyone, itís been ages since I posted in this thread, I donít even think I popped in to announce when we found out the sex (girl!). Iíve been reading along with the majority of posts to keep up to date though, and I hope things are going smoothly for people.

Lilmiss, sorry youíve been moved to the high risk category, but itís always good to know theyíre monitoring things. And if he is looking like a big baby then at least you know you wonít be going overdue with him.

As for me, I was just wondering what other peopleís movement patterns are like?
Iíve found that my baby goes in a bit of a cycle, and thereíll be a couple of quiet movement days, followed by a few more active days, and then another quiet day or two. I manage to talk myself out of worrying on the quieter days because it almost feels like sheís gone off exploring elsewhere, maybe kicking at the placenta at the back, and I just feel the lighter reverberations of that, and the wiggly feeling of her moving around. Iím less likely to feel both of these than when she kicks at the front, but do feel eventually if I sit down and concentrate on it for a while. On more active days I get plenty of more forceful kicks like sheís trying to break out of my stomach!

Do other people have these high and low movement days? My main concern isnít that they happen, but just that Iím used to them now, so although I worry a bit on the quieter days, I donít worry to the point of phoning the hospital and getting it checked out. But what if something is wrong on one of those quieter days and I miss the opportunity to get it checked? What would prompt you to make that phone call?

I know thereís no magic answer to this, I'm just curious about other peopleís experiences/opinions. And as for right now, Iíve just been given a cupcake by someone at work so weíre on a bit of a sugar high so no worries about lack of activity this morning!



 
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Old Jul 24th, 2017, 07:25 AM   1314
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ilex88 congrats on being team pink!!

I am the exact same with the pattern of movements, i downloaded a kick chart and i tick when i get a kick and i can see a pattern of less movement days than others.

i remember when i was pregnant with my daughter and i thought i was having a quieter than normal kick day so i had an ice cold drink and still didn't get a reaction, i tried a sugar rush and again nothing i tried ice cream and nothing by then i called the hospital and as soon as she put me on the tracer she started to kick like mad hahaha



 
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Old Jul 24th, 2017, 14:12 PM   1315
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Oh yes! I have those cycle days as well and I have the same questions and reactions as you. With my first it was constant and consistent activity so this cycle of movement is all new for me.



 
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Old Jul 25th, 2017, 00:09 AM   1316
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I had a horrible day yesterday. It was my birthday, of all days, and my body just decided to take the day off. I woke up in excruciating pain from sciatica (baby must have been laying on a nerve) and couldn't even walk. Thankfully hubby was home so he kept me fed lol. It was nice to relax but I missed being with the kids while stuck in the bedroom from being unable to get out of bed. I had hubby help me limp to the tub to take a bath and the pain went away after about an hour of soaking. Today it was gone completely.



 
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Old Jul 25th, 2017, 05:09 AM   1317
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I got married on Friday! My house guests all left on Sunday so I spent yesterday mostly just relaxing.

My sister really wanted to feel the baby move while she was here, but the only times the baby moved while she and I were in the same room was when there were also at least a half dozen other people in the room, and I didn't want that many hands on me, so I didn't speak up. The few times she moved when it was a smaller group, she stopped moving as soon as Jess tried to feel it. I felt bad about that.



 
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Old Jul 25th, 2017, 07:36 AM   1318
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Congratulations on your wedding orglethorp, how exciting. OH proposed whilst we were on holiday in April but we will wait a year or so till after the baby is here to get married. I would of loved to get married whilst pregnant but I would just feel so uncomfortable with a big belly lol.

ilex88 it sounds like your baby just likes to have chill out days. You should feel some movement every day though. If I hadn't felt movement all day then I would ring the hospital. My baby doesn't seem to stop moving and kicking.



 
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Old Jul 25th, 2017, 11:04 AM   1319
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Thanks for the responses. I do always feel movement of some kind, it just surprises me how much stronger it seems to be some days than others.

Congratulations on your marriage Orglethorpe! It is difficult when you only see people every now and again and the baby isn't moving at a convenient time. I had a similar thing when my Mum visited a couple of weeks ago. She had been sat there with her hand on my bump so many times over the weekend, but of course that was the immediate cue for nap time. Then eventually she got one massive kick which pretty much threw her hand off my stomach. ...Don't think baby was a fan of Grandma

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ilex88 congrats on being team pink!!

I am the exact same with the pattern of movements, i downloaded a kick chart and i tick when i get a kick and i can see a pattern of less movement days than others.

i remember when i was pregnant with my daughter and i thought i was having a quieter than normal kick day so i had an ice cold drink and still didn't get a reaction, i tried a sugar rush and again nothing i tried ice cream and nothing by then i called the hospital and as soon as she put me on the tracer she started to kick like mad hahaha
Haha, typical! Even on quiet days I do get a reaction from trying those things, so I guess if they ever don't work then that's when I'll call. I use a kick counting app, but I only reliably update it when I'm at work because I'm just sat in the same place with my phone in front of me. I'm useless with it at home, so I've stopped even trying to use it there because I don't think comparing across those days would give anything meaningful at all.



 
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Old Jul 28th, 2017, 09:40 AM   1320
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Has anyone thought about packing their hospital bag yet? I'm 29 weeks tomorrow and so far this i the first thought I've given to it, i cant even remember what i packed to go in have my daughter?



 
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