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Old Aug 6th, 2017, 11:32 AM   1331
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Orglethorpe in the U.K. You get full blood work at the booking in appointment and then repeated at 28 weeks to look for changes. For me that's important as I have antibodies in my blood and they check to see if levels have risen.



 
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Old Aug 7th, 2017, 23:13 PM   1332
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Orglethorpe in the U.K. You get full blood work at the booking in appointment and then repeated at 28 weeks to look for changes. For me that's important as I have antibodies in my blood and they check to see if levels have risen.
I'm in Canada. I posted about the blood work order in another forum and actually got someone from my own province replying. The repeat of the complete blood count (cbc) is indeed standard past 26 weeks where I am. Everyone figures the blood type screening was just so my blood type is attached to that report that the OB will refer to, without having to cross-check.


My baby shower is on Thursday, so DH and I will know what we have and what we need then and will start our shopping on the weekend. I think I'll start packing then. I drafted a birth plan & postpartum-stay notes document that I was meaning to go over with DH tonight, but we went and viewed houses with his brother (brother in law & girlfriend are looking to buy a fixer-upper, and DH is a carpenter). Tomorrow, I guess! Still waiting on our date for our full day labour & delivery class + hospital tour to come in the mail. I only just mailed our registration last week, but I'm impatient



 
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Old Aug 9th, 2017, 06:13 AM   1333
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I think i might be having braxton hicks today (never had with first) my bump keeps going really tight (like baby curled up in a ball) and then loosens off but sometimes its taken my breath away with the pain and comfortableness of it

has anyone else had this feeling?



 
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Old Aug 11th, 2017, 22:24 PM   1334
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Amanda I get that every day. It is definitely BH. Sometimes they are more painful, feels almost like someone is squeezing me from the inside.



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2017, 07:59 AM   1335
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I've been getting definite BH contractions for a week or so now. They're more frequent (or maybe just more noticible?) on days when I've got a lot of back/pelvic pain going on. I also find if baby starts practicing karate in the lower portion of my uterus, she sets them off. Kinda like my uterus is trying to make her calm down


I have not been able to shake the worry that I'll go into labour early, all pregnancy. I'm 31+1 today, and I'm impatiently waiting on my prenatal class & tour day with my hospital. The registration form asked for my due date, and this all-day class & tour is only offered twice a month, so I'm worried I'll be slotted into the last possible date before my due date and then I'll go early having not had my tour and the chance to ask my questions. :/ I have no idea what's provided and what's not at my hospital, what the maternity ward looks like, which entrance to go to, etc.

I finally have a lot of baby stuff - my baby shower was Thursday evening and then DH and I went shopping last night - and I really want to go ahead and pack my hospital bag now. but I don't know what won't be needed, and I don't want to pack too much!



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2017, 09:19 AM   1336
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I think I've been having some of those as well and I also find myself being concerned about going into labour early. I just want to make it to 36 weeks at least. But hoping she comes on my due date (10/10) because it's my mother's birthday and I think she will love that.



 
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Old Aug 16th, 2017, 15:12 PM   1337
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I've been getting braxton hicks since 28 weeks.
I'm not having a great 3rd trimester, my bump was measuring big so midwife sent me for a scan, baby is measuring 2 weeks bigger so they sent me for the diabetes test but that came back negative. I'm also in so much pain at night and can't get comfortable and can't walk far in the day. This pregnancy is horrible compared to my first. Baby is breech which makes it more painful as he keeps kicking my cervix and it's so painful. Anyone else feeling sorry for themselves lol.



 
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Old Aug 17th, 2017, 09:01 AM   1338
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I've been getting braxton hicks since 28 weeks.
I'm not having a great 3rd trimester, my bump was measuring big so midwife sent me for a scan, baby is measuring 2 weeks bigger so they sent me for the diabetes test but that came back negative. I'm also in so much pain at night and can't get comfortable and can't walk far in the day. This pregnancy is horrible compared to my first. Baby is breech which makes it more painful as he keeps kicking my cervix and it's so painful. Anyone else feeling sorry for themselves lol.
Oh yes this pregnancy is horrible for me at this point compared to the first. So many aches and discomforts and the general feeling of being too heavy to move around comfortably. My baby is head down and puts so much pressure on my bladder at times I feel like I will have an accident some day.



 
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Old Aug 18th, 2017, 05:49 AM   1339
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Ugh, yes, the pressure on the bladder. I'll stand up from the toilet after peeing and need to pee again.

My pelvis, and sacrum in particular, have been in pain since Monday. Yesterday I wasn't feeling well (exhausted, stomach upset), so I kept laying down on the couch. Then I'd get stuck because the couch isn't perfectly flat and I'd have to push myself away from the back of the couch in order to pull my legs up where they needed to be to sit :P



 
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Old Aug 21st, 2017, 17:10 PM   1340
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I've been getting braxton hicks since 28 weeks.
I'm not having a great 3rd trimester, my bump was measuring big so midwife sent me for a scan, baby is measuring 2 weeks bigger so they sent me for the diabetes test but that came back negative. I'm also in so much pain at night and can't get comfortable and can't walk far in the day. This pregnancy is horrible compared to my first. Baby is breech which makes it more painful as he keeps kicking my cervix and it's so painful. Anyone else feeling sorry for themselves lol.
I feel you. I've been diagnosed with polyhydramnios and am carrying 2 liters of fluid. I also have a huge baby. At my ultrasound last week he was 7lbs. 1oz. I too am finding pregnancy miserable this time.



 
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