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Last post pre-baby (well pre-induction)

7 Dec

Well after seeing my consultant on Tuesday it has been decided that I’m going to be induced tomorrow (eep, so excited, so scared argh!). I thought it was only fitting to do one more post before I’m taken in!

This is my last bump picture from 37 weeks 5 days

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When I had my internal yesterday I was 1cm dilated, uneffaced and at -3 station, so she still has a bit of a way to go – but not bad for 37+ weeks. However the consultant was able to feel her head and give me a sweep. It’s done something as I’ve been having pains and losing plug/ bloody stuff ever since. With a bit of luck I’ll be  a bit closer when I get there tomorrow.

From what I can tell I go in at 11am and they will book me, give me a bed and monitor baby. They will then check me and insert the gel and see how I go…..

On the plus side the diabetes team were happy to semi discharge me on the basis I have been keeping my blood sugars under control and as long as I remain stable during labour I won’ need to be on inslin/ glucose sliding scale. This is obviously much better for baby.

To all those who messaged me about induction a couple of weeks ago I only hope I have as positive an experience as you did, I’m sure I’ll be back very soon to report on how it went.

One way or another my consultant says I’ll be holding my baby by Saturday….. yay!


A ‘mare of a week but feeling good today… I love Twitter!

18 Nov

Well it’s been a massively hectic week, and I’ve been in and out of hospital appointments but at least we are getting somewhere.

On Saturday I ended up in the maternity day unit due to reduced movement, so I was strapped to a monitor for an hour and half (she started wriggling so no worries – just in a squished position with her feet in my ribs to the side). However, the midwife ended up asking if I was ok, turns out I had been having regular contractions all the time I was being monitored, I could feel them but hadn’t thought anything of it as I have them a lot.

I was told to keep an eye on them, and Sunday night they were worse (sore and every 7 minutes for 50 seconds ish) so I rang L and D. After a nice bath, some paracetamol and watching crappy TV in bed for a few hours they tailed off. I’ve to call back if they start up again.

Now, as a result of the busy weekend I decided to keep my midwife appointment on Monday and find out exactly what is ok in terms of braxton hicks, as I don’t really want a home birth hehe! She said as baby hadn’t arrived on Sunday I probably just have an irritable uterus as a result of bubba’s size.

She checked my urine as usual and there was quite a bit of sugar in it, so I was booked in for a second glucose tolerance test.

I had the test on Tuesday and had a call Tuesday afternoon from the bigger hospital in Preston, the test had come back positive so all my care would be transferred over from Chorley and I would need an appointment the following morning to see the diabetes midwife.

She went through the basics of what I should be eating, what it means for baby and for me, and what might happen in terms of delivery. If baby stops growing so quickly I will be allowed to go to 41 weeks, but no further. As it is, even if she grows at normal rate she appears to be too big so the odds are I will either be induced or have a c-section at week 38. I’ve been panicking about both, but this morning turned to Twitter to ask the lovely ladies on there to tell me about their positive inductions, there were so many lovely replies and I’m now feeling much better – so thanks to all those who messaged, you’ve made me fee better about letting go of my ideal birth.

I’ll know more on Tuesday when I see the midwife, obstetrician and dietician. So far my levels have all been fine, but I’ve steered clear of sugary foods and added lots of veggies and protein to my diet in place of carbs. Fingers crossed it seems to be working.