Question Closer Monitoring Or Not

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ma1008 - November 15

Heres my story and question... I had my daughter at 34 weeks via c-section due to her being breech. I was told by the doctor who performed it that i had a heart shaped uterus, mild. Well the day my dd was born, i was having like a trembling/shaking sensation in my lower abdomen so i called Kaiser Permanenter which is where i use to go and they said they had no more appointments for that day so to just go to the hospital which i did. they hooked me up to a contraction monitor and the nurse kept telling me to stop moving cause it kept showing i was having contractions and that the doctor would make me stay there. I wasnt moving and they were actual contractions, I couldn't feel them and when the doctor came in to check on me he told me i was 3 cm. dialated and asked me if i was feeling any pain. I felt no pain, didn't feel the contractions and i had just been to see my regular doctor that afternoon. Would you consider that i should have a closer monitoring?

 

HeatherIsHopeful - November 15

when in doubt ask for closer monitoring... thats my motto. or at least it should be. Are you worried about his pregnancy being premature also? have you talked to your doc about your last pregnancy and your fears?

 

ma1008 - November 15

im worried about it being premie and being in labor and not feeling it.

 

ShoppingForTwo - November 15

Yah that was probably pre term labor. The same happened to me. They don't know if it was Incompetent cervix OR preterm labor. (Since one causes the other) In your case it is most definetly pre term labor. IC you would have delivered by 24 weeks at the absolute most. Anyway, they hooked me up to the monitor and HUGE contractions were detected! and I was 3-5cm dilated. I couldn't feel a thing! I just had a lower backache, but that was normal. . . so I thought. Anyway, YES you need to be monitored. You should be considered high risks and should be seeing a perinatologist and your OB. I had Kaiser and since I wil be seeing my Peri once a week starting at 16 weeks he said I dont need to see my peri anymore, just him. You should look into 17p shots. They are very effective (98% I think) in preventing preterm labor and you can only have them if you have had 1 or more premature deliveries. I will been getting my cervix stiched closed at 14 weeks and the shots weeks 16-37. Progestrone has no ill effect on the baby after the 1st trimester is completed. Mmmmm, any questions? I've done A LOT of research. Talk with you doctor for sure though asap. They definely want to make sure this baby is full term.

 

ShoppingForTwo - November 15

Opps lots of typos. I have kaiser now. My peri said I dont need to see my ob anymore. what state are you in? Why aren't you considered high risk already? If your doc agrees with 17p which I'm sure s/he will, unless your in Canada, ask for the shots NOT the suppositories. Suppositories aren't as effective according to my peri.

 

HeatherIsHopeful - November 15

I agree with shoppingfortwo.. which I usually do lol... go see a peri. and get it checked out... no need to be freaking out over something that can be monitored and potentially corrected. like shopping asked why didn't your doc already peg you for high risk?? anyway, good luck!! -Heather<3

 

ShoppingForTwo - November 15

Thanks Heather :) I'm glad you usually agree. I know I have strong opinions sometimes and it makes me wonder if I'm super crazy and stubborn for thinking a certain way sometimes. Glad to know I'm not as crazy as I thought :)

 

ShoppingForTwo - November 15

Oh and ma1008, I think you are really on top of things to be asking this question. i'm TOTALLY

 

ShoppingForTwo - November 15

opps. TOTALLY for the pro active aproach. I won't be any other way ever again when it comes to my and my future children's health or wellbeing. Oh, my dh too. He can handle his own mostly. I comend you for that, keep up the good work, and never settle for less! How far along are you now?

 

ma1008 - November 16

sorry it took me so long to respond but i can only log on at work. i will be 11 weeks tommorow according to my ultrasound. i just briefly went through it with my doctor but at the next visit i'll be 14 weeks and i'll make sure i go through it all with him. I live in Oregon.

 

HeatherIsHopeful - November 16

good ma1008 make sure your doc helps you out!!! Shoppingfortwo I don't think your opinions are too strong.. or maybe I just tend to agree with you so much that I don't notice lol.

 

ma1008 - November 16

I don't think they're too strong either. You take all the precautions necessary to ensure the well being of you LO. which says a lot about how you'll be as a parent. i read the discussion on the other forum about the eating fish thing, and i too have read no sushi. if i know of something that is not recommended i don't take a risk on it period. although i do take a sip or two of coke or coffee sometimes just to kill the craving. i just saw the peanut thing yesterday too and you can bet i won't be having any.

 

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