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  1. Literati_Love

    Literati_Love Well-Known Member

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    I had a dr’s appointment today where I found out my results from my last ultrasound. Apparently everything looked okay *except* that I had a little extra amniotic fluid. They could see the baby swallowing so it shouldn’t indicate any esophageal issues. My FH was also only 1 cm ahead, so my dr wasn’t overly concerned but she is sending me to a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist to get checked out just to be safe. I don’t feel overly worried at this point, but it’s definitely a bit disconcerting.
     
  2. OnErth&InHvn

    OnErth&InHvn Mom to 4

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    Measuring ahead or behind by 2cm is considered " normal" here.
     
  3. red_head

    red_head Well-Known Member

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    Literati that’s good baby’s looking healthy, even with the worries. There’s lots of reasons for the extra fluid (including nothing bad!) but it’s really good they’re checking you out thoroughly! When will you see the specialist?
     
  4. Literati_Love

    Literati_Love Well-Known Member

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    OnErth - yes, I’m aware of that. It was the ultrasound that indicated excess fluid.

    Red head - thanks. I’m hoping it’s nothing, but I’ll admit I made the mistake of googling and am now a bit more worried. I don’t have an appointment yet. She has to send a referral and then the hospital will have to contact me with an appointment date (which sucks, because it likely won’t be at a convenient time). So I’ll let you know when I have an appointment booked! :)
     
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  5. Sophie1234

    Sophie1234 Well-Known Member

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    Literati - I had this at my 28 weeks scan. My fluid was supposed to be 12cm but it was 24cm on the deepest pool. I was on the borderline for polyhydramnios but at my 32 week scan it's back within normal range again. They told me it can vary and not to worry. Hope this helps.

    I had my chest scan ladies and all is well, no blood clots and no more hospital visits until my next scan on the 30th.

    Hope everyone's well xx
     
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  6. red_head

    red_head Well-Known Member

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    Glad everything’s looking okay Sophie you must be relieved.

    Literati google is the devil! I do the same though. I’m sure it’ll be okay.

    AFM baby keeps getting hiccups last night and today, for like 10/20 minutes a time. It worried me a lot so I called the hospital and they said it’s fine but I also made the mistake of googling it and I’m so worried as it can indicate cord compression. I’m seeing the consultant this afternoon but I had a scan yesterday morning (before hiccups started) and all was fine so I don’t think they will take it seriously. We’ll see. Baby is measuring 32nd percentile so hopefully all is okay.
     
  7. Literati_Love

    Literati_Love Well-Known Member

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    Sophie - Thank you! That actually does make me feel a bit better. Hopefully it is the same for me!
    That’s wonderful that there were no clots and you’re in the clear! Hope your scan goes well on the 30th too.


    red head - I’m sorry you’re feeling worried about the hiccups. I’ve definitely never heard of them being anything to worry about it. I sometimes worry when my baby moves too much for some reason. It just seems like something might be wrong or something. Idk. We mothers can find anything to worry about I suppose! It’s hard being pregnant because you can’t check on them or really know what’s happening. You still worry when they arrive, but at least then you can hold them in your arms and see that they are okay.

    afm - my appointment with the specialist got booked for next Tuesday the 10th. I’ll update about it after!
     
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  8. beccabear86

    beccabear86 Mommy to 2, DS and DD

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    So, update - I'm still so on the fence about CS/VBAC it's not even funny. Even my doctor yesterday told me that she really couldn't get a read from me on which way I was leaning, and she usually can. But nevertheless, I ended up deciding to go ahead and schedule the CS, for 40+1 (Jan 31st). I figured if all the stars align, Baby gets into a good birthing position (which, DS and DD were both late term breech), and I go into labor before my due date, then all's well, and I'll go for a VBAC. But if I reach 40+1 and she's still breech, then I'll go in for the CS. Yesterday, I thought that was the best decision. Then today, I get the appointment call from dr office, and of course they picked the one doctor that stresses me out to perform the CS. :roll: She just has such an intense personality and, while it probably means she's a great surgeon, I just can't seem to relax around people like that, they make me feel really on edge. So now I find myself actually kinda crossing fingers that Baby does her thing on my timeline so the appointment ends up not being needed. No matter what, if she's still breech then, I'll know a CS is best. But what if she's head down and just taking her time popping out? I'd have a harder time going in, but as I've never gone into labor outside of a hospital, I know that it would also be harder for me to just cancel the appointment and wait.

    I think, unfortunately, what it comes down to is - I do not like having to plan my life around someone else's schedule. I like to know exactly what's going to happen, when it's going to happen, and how. It's just my personality. So the whole "wait for Baby to come in her own good time" thing... knowing I won't know when/where/how that will look... aaagggghhh. I really don't know how many of you other moms out there have done it. Just the thought of it is driving me nuts lately.

    So yeah. I'm still just really conflicted. And it would be so nice if this baby just cooperates, gets herself head down and makes her grand entrance before that appointment gets here, because I would just love to not have to worry about it anymore... This baby had me at the ER back in May with stomach pains so bad I thought there was no way it wasn't something serious. Turns out, 4 days later, I got a very faint positive on my pregnancy test, so I told myself it must have been her implanting. So even when she was microscopic, she was still finding a way to stress me out make her presence known. Why would this be any different?
     
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  9. Fit_Mama2Be

    Fit_Mama2Be Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure the hiccups are fine Red, but I would hope the consultant takes you seriously and can get you some reassurance about the cord. I don't think 32nd percentile is anything to worry about at all, I think it's only when they are below 5% (or something like that?) that it's a possible concern. My son has been 75th percentile for height and only 10th for weight for ages and his doctor is not concerned because he's maintaining that curve, plus she says it's "just the way he's designed." Every baby/kid is different!

    I'm sure all is well Literati but I I'm definitely the same - if everything isn't completely status quo I stress and google obsess. Hopefully the mfm doctor can give you some reassurance. Unfortunately they don't generally do ultrasounds after 20 weeks here so for all I know I could have the same issue (or some other issue) and would be none the wiser which makes me a bit nervous...it's always something isn't it!

    I had this tiny skin tag on one of my nipples from my last pregnancy and almost overnight it suddenly became huge, ugh! I showed it to the midwife who agreed that it was going to cause me problems with breastfeeding so now I have to have it burned with liquid nitrogen every week until it falls off which is hopefully soon so I have enough time to heal...oh joy!
     
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  10. Literati_Love

    Literati_Love Well-Known Member

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    Fit mama - oh no! Pregnancy causes the weirdest thing. During my pregnancy with dd2 I also got a weird skin tag (on my back) that had to be removed. I actually have one on my nipple too, but it has never interfered with breastfeeding thankfully. It’s weird how pregnant can cause weird growths and whatnot. With my first, the hormonal changes caused a mole to change and I had to get a biopsy, but thankfully everything was fine with that as well.
    It really is always something with pregnancy! This is the first time I’ve ever had an ultrasound beyond the 20ish week ultrasound, so I definitely could have had this issue before too and not known. I guess it must be a delicate balance between extra ultrasounds over diagnosing things that aren’t actually issues vs also catching important things that weren’t caught earlier. I am sure that your baby and fluid levels are completely fine!!

    Becca - I am sorry you are still feeling so conflicted over the Cs vs vbac! It is also too bad that right after making your decision, you got placed with a c-section dr that stresses you out! Pregnancy and labour are definitely difficult for those of us who like control/order and plans in our lives! I am similar, although not to the same extent! I hope you start to feel good about your plan soon, or figure out exactly what you actually do want so you can plan for that instead! I also hope baby gets in a good birthing position for you!
     
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  11. Fit_Mama2Be

    Fit_Mama2Be Well-Known Member

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    Skin tag update: I was supposed to go for my second liquid nitrogen treatment today so I took my bandaid off to have a look at it and it's GONE like it never existed, and there not a single mark where it used to be! :dance:

    I agree Literati, it's crazy the things pregnancy does to our bodies!
     
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  12. Literati_Love

    Literati_Love Well-Known Member

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    Fit mama - that’s so great! I’m glad you don’t have to go for a second treatment!
     
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  13. Fit_Mama2Be

    Fit_Mama2Be Well-Known Member

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    Got my c-section date confirmed this morning, it will be January 16 when I'm 39 weeks exactly, and only 4 days after our son's 4th birthday.

    Only 40 days to go now, eek!!
     
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  14. ashley2pink

    ashley2pink Mom to 3 girls

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    Hopefully your amniotic fluids are okay Literati. Sounds like maybe they think it may not be an issue so hopefully the MFM appointment proves that.
    Red- how weird, I’ve been stressing a little over excessive baby hiccups too. She has always been one to get hiccups somewhat often but it just seems like the last couple days she is getting them several times a day. I don’t know when to really worry. I’m going to bring it up to my OB on Monday.
     
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  15. Sophie1234

    Sophie1234 Well-Known Member

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    Fit mama 2 be - we have the same csection date!! How exciting xx
     
  16. Yellowmoon

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    Hi everyone, sorry I’ve been MIA. I’ve just been so swept up in everything I forget I’m still a member of this group, have been trying to catch up with how everyone is doing. We are so close now!!!
    I’m going to be 37 weeks on Wednesday, keep having dreams about labor now- probably because I went to the NCT course and hospital tour everything is feeling very real. Everything has remained low risk over here. My iron levels were a bit low but nothing extreme so I am still able to go to midwife led unit when I go into labor.

    hope you all have a fab Xmas if i don’t catch up with you before then xxx
     
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  17. Anababe

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    Hey hope everyone is doing ok!

    Fitmama - How exciting having your csec date!

    Red - Hows baby hiccups now are you still getting it often?

    I've been quite worried this last week as well as hiccups have really increased from very occasionally to a good 5-6 times a day. Movement hasnt reduced if anything increases a little when hiccuping. I rang midwives yesterday who said it's totally normal but im still feeling a bit concerned. It's non stop on and off all day and waking me up to 3 times a night. Have my 36 week appt this afternoon so going to mention it to my own midwife.

    Apart from the Hyperemesis this pregnancy has flown by fairly easily, fitness wise I've done ok kept working and doing my horses but this last week its hit me hard. I dont know if baby has dropped but everything is so hard now. I'm exhausted, my spd is almost unbearable, emotions all over the place, baby movements are actually really painful now. I'm so slow with everything I do, even just simple household jobs like filling and emptying the washing machine/folding my clothes I have to sit on the floor to do. The older kids have had enough of me getting stressy about their mess etc and I cant look after my 2 yr old properly I'm always saying 'no dont climb on mummy' I like to think I'm not one to moan during pregnancy I just get on with it but this week I've done more than enough crying and complaining to last a full pregnancy! Lol
     
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  18. Fit_Mama2Be

    Fit_Mama2Be Well-Known Member

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    That's great that we'll be c-section buddies Sophie!! :) Can't believe how quickly it's coming up!

    Wow not long for you to go Anababe (though I'm sure it doesn't always feel like it when you're so uncomfortable). Hope the rest of your pregnancy flies by.

    One month until I'm done work and some days I don't know how I'll make it. Thank God next week is my last full week until I'm done. It's our busiest time of year and they picked it to do an "upgrade" to our database so now we can barely work.

    Then DS woke me at 3 AM this morning and of course I couldn't fall back asleep so it's going to be a looooong day.

    How is everyone else doing?
     
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  19. ashley2pink

    ashley2pink Mom to 3 girls

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    I got my c-section date too. Jan 20. I go to an office that has several OBs and I see a different one each time pretty much. The one I saw this time said she really doubts I will make it to my c-section date. They don’t move it up though. I told her I’m worried about going into labor because of how fast my last labor was. I ended up having a c-section anyway. With that one I had non painful contractions close together for maybe less than an hour. Then they eased up. But after maybe 15 min my water broke and within an hour I was at 10 cm. Barely made it to the hospital. I tore lots of muscles under my ribs from the intense involuntary pushing. That took about 6 weeks to heal and was worse than the actual c/section healing. Anyway I’m terrified my labor will be faster this time. I’m scaring myself so much. And although my c-section scar on my uterus looked okay when MFM looked at it they don’t want me to go into labor? So what do I do? I don’t know how I will make it to Jan 20. I go off bedrest on Jan 1 and for sure my contractions will go crazy. They were painful when I was at my appointment yesterday. And I get them so much when I’m up on my feet, I’m afraid I won’t know when it’s actual labor.
    Anyway, I brought up my baby’s frequent hiccups and she said it’s normal. And she said something like 30% off babies get some type of cord compression during pregnancy and it just resolved itself? And even if they were to prove that’s what is happening, all they would have me do is just make sure to do kick counts. Which I already do She said the hiccups things is kind of like an old wives tale that something is wrong if there are excessive hiccups.
    I’m so jealous of you ladies who are 36-37 weeks. This pregnancy has been so stressful I just want to be near the end! I just want to hold my healthy baby. I hate that I feel I’m hurting her with the constant medication I have to take for contractions. Still take it every 4 hours. And now the gestational diabetes. Hoping she won’t be born for another 3-4 weeks. Preferably that I can somehow make it to Jan 20 or that I will be able to spot labor early enough that I don’t have to go through what I went through with my last baby. I think if my water can just stay intact I will be okay!
     
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  20. ashley2pink

    ashley2pink Mom to 3 girls

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    Also, I am still refusing cervix checks. They are okay with it even though they do want to see how far I’m dilated. I just don’t want to stir things up even more. My plan is to be checked at 37 weeks. I kind of almost hope at 37 or 38 weeks when I’m checked I’m far enough dilated that they will just admit me to the hospital for my c-section haha. Anyone know how far you have to be dilated for that to happen? A 5?
     

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