I don't even know how I feel anymore... with everything hurting, emotions taking me over.... I just want to get to the part where I say "it was hard but I finally have my baby with me and it was all worth it and I might be doing it again someday.... (maybe)"
Had my first NST this morning and was contracting regularly through it (probably every 5 minutes or so). My doctor popped in to check on me and I told him that they just felt like pressure, no pain, and he didn't seem concerned at all. He said, "You have to start somewhere." I guess I was under the impression that regular contractions were something significant, but I guess not? Anybody else with similar experience? I had my appointment prior to the test and had the Strep B swab, but no cervical check so I have no idea if I'm even dilated at all. I'll be 37 weeks on Wednesday and I am SO OVER being pregnant!
@serenaxo84 That sounds terrifying! Was the doctor concerned at all?
@books&icecream I don't think so. I think my uterus might be at more of a risk of bursting if I was going to try a VBAC or go into labor on my own - I can't have a VBAC now anyway and I am delivering at 37 weeks to try and avoid labor already, so I think they aren't too concerned. I am just nervous that it might make it harder for them to detach my placenta if it is really thin. I am already at a risk for a hysterectomy so I hope this doesn't up my chances.
As for the blood, it concerns me but I guess not them lol. My next appointment is October 3rd with my MFM doctor and with my regular OB so I think if they were worried they would have changed it to this week.
I just have to call asap if I see any bleeding, spotting, loss of fetal movement or if I am cramping regularly.
@serenaxo84 - I feel your pain! I had a MRI @ 34 weeks - SUCKED!!!! So sorry you've gotta go through it too - sending Reiki/healthy thoughts your way!
@jennielu - Lol! Yup I am staying away from the mirror too! I also made the mistake of glimpsing some un-forgettable imagery in my nether-regions! It legit made me cry! My poor pooper will probably never poop the same again! I am destined to a lifetime of over-wiping!