Got monitored at the hospital yesterday

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  1. mandapanda93

    mandapanda93 Pregnant 1st Trimester

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    I went to the hospital to get monitored cus baby girls movements were very strange and kinda tremor like and i checked her heart and it was very odd.

    The nurse had been there since early and was in a very sarcastic and rude mood.
    She didn't seem concerned at all about me or my baby
    She hooked me up to the heart monitor to monitor baby girls heart and then kept talking so loudly explaining to me that i shouldn't use a doppler and blah blah blah and didn't pay attention to little one at all. When she finally did, her heart rate was in the right range but seriously fluctuated really quickly from 120's to the 160's over and over really quickly and she said that was normal. So then she left the room and said shed watch the monitor from the nurses room. While she was gone, baby girls heart stopped and skipped a few beats then slowly went back up to normal. It did this three times. The nurse didn't come to see what happened. Then, I had a braxton hicks, and her heart rate went way high then dropped for about fifteen seconds after the contraction then went back up again. Still, the nurse didn't come in. so i beeped her, and she said i didn't know what i was talking about and that my baby was fine and i should go home.

    The paper that was printing while the monitor listened to my baby showed these abrupt drops in her heartrate and even the stopped and skipped beats.
    All she said was even if my baby had an arrythmia, they couldn't do anything about it till she was born so to go home and not listen to the doppler.
    It seems like she would at least notify my doctor of her heartbeat so we could have the right treatment for her at birth if needed right?
    I mean, am i wrong to feel uncared for when she acted as if i were stupid?

    I am almost 26 weeks now so my baby is viable. I thought this was a rediculous visit and this visit definately made up my mind on which hospital to NOTTT deliver at.
    sorry for the long post. Im just so confused and don't understand why she didn't take me seriously.
     
  2. laila 44

    laila 44 Well-Known Member

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    I understand you are worried but sometimes we just need to chill and take heart in the fact that healthcare professionals "usually" know what they are doing\ looking for. You should have been seen by a dr? which is weird that you didn't...I would call my OB and have him evaluate the situation, but if the nurse wasn't concerned with the heartrate on the monitor then I'd be reassured by that. We aren't dr's so maybe to us certain things seem more monumental then they actually are.
     
  3. DragoPanda

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    i don't think you are being ridiculous at all. That nurse is terrible. Seriously I don't now why people get into these kind of professions if they are so uncaring. I would feel outraged if it were me. I don't have any advice except to go to another doctor and get a 2nd opinion
     
  4. Ember

    Ember Pregnant - 3rd Trimester

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    That is horrible! I would have bitten her head off and demanded to see an actual doctor, not just a nurse with a superiority complex! If I were you, I would call my dr or mw right away and tell them about LOs heart beat and ask them to please patiently explain to you what it could mean and why you should or should not be worried about it.
     
  5. bobblebot

    bobblebot Well-Known Member

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    hi,
    i'm afraid you do really need to relax and chill hun. this is normal and this is why dopplers shouldn't really be used because they cause too much paranoi!
    this is my 6th baby so bit of knowledge on this....i have been strapped on for monitoring quite often in past because of early labour threat. this is normalfor the heartbeat to do this....babies move and for a while heartbeats sound like they skip, stop, irregularetc but it hasn't it is just beause the soundwaves have got lost because of baby movement.

    i can sympathise with the midwife, it must be really annoying when new mothers use the new equipment available nowadays to self 'diagnose' problems when they actually aren't any. just try to relax and trust that theprofessionals do know what they aretalking about.

    I have experiened posterior birth, shoulder dystocia birth, strep b, have antibodies thatcan harm or kill baby in pregnancy and birth but midwives have always been nothing other than knowledgable and all babies been born normally. have faith hun thatthey know what they are doing.

    if you are working in a job that customers/patients continously think they know better than you i think you'd be a little annoyed too!

    @Ember....midwives are not just 'nurses' they are trained specialists in pregnancy and birth, they are more experienced than the doctors.....i know this after having worked as a researcher in maternity care and the doctors themselves have told me this.
     
  6. Ember

    Ember Pregnant - 3rd Trimester

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    @bobblebot: if you reread her post, you will see she said it was a nurse, not a midwife.
     
  7. littleblonde

    littleblonde kacey and sophie

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    This happened to me whhen i was pregnant with kacey. Sometimes it would seem like her heartbeat had stopped, or skipped a beat and sometimes dropped down to the 70s/ It was either baby moving away, or picking up my own heartbeat. A few times my heartbeat reached 120bpm as i was worried. So that could of even been you. I do think she could of spent more time explaning to you though. As that wasnt fair. They should reasure you at least so you stop worrying.
     

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