Monday, November 30, 2009

Unexpected visit to the OB

I went in this morning for an impromptu u/s and quick meeting with a nurse because I was having some abdominal pain Saturday afternoon and Sunday on and off throughout the day. It didn't feel variable like cramping usually does, but it was pretty uncomfortable and completely freaked me out. (I made a lot of panty-liner-check trips to the bathroom yesterday and the day before.) Dr. Google says that cramping and abdominal pain (without bleeding) can be normal during pregnancy, but I'd prefer none, thankyouverymuch. It was just a a dull pain on both sides. Not unbearable, just uncomfortable. I don't remember this from any of my pregnancies that ended in miscarriage, but I also can't remember if it happened when I was pregnant with D. The nurse told me that sometimes if you've had a pregnancy before, your body "knows what to do" and you get round ligament pains earlier than in first pregnancies.

I'm still so tired, and the nausea is fairly constant, although it doesn't seem quite as bad as last week. Oh, and I have a yeast infection (awesome.) I would have to say that it's one of the most uncomfortable things about this pregnancy. The doctor doesn't want me to treat it until after 12 weeks, (and with the progesterone suppositories, treating probably wouldn't do any good) so for now I'll have to just suffer through.

So anyway, the u/s... Baby is fine for now. It's measuring exactly on schedule at 7 w, 3 d. (That's 3 days ahead of what my lmp says it should be.) Heart rate today was 145 today (up from 117 last week), so that's encouraging. The nurse said to keep my appointment for later this week, so I get to (hopefully) see the baby again, and another nice strong heartbeat.

9 comments:

Stacie said...

I remember having round ligament pain when I was pregnant with Laney, but I think it was a little later than you are now. It's not the most pleasant feeling. I remember it freaking me out, but it didn't feel like when I was having a miscarriage. After reading about round ligament pain, I felt a little more relieved.

I am so happy to hear that the baby is doing good and that his/her heartbeat is so high now! That's awesome!!

I hope you feel better soon.

Dawn said...

Glad everything ended up being ok. I've had cramps on and off since about 5 weeks and they still scare the heck out of me.

Wendy said...

Happy to hear all is well and that you got to hear the little heartbeat again and this time nice and high! Hang in there.:)

just me, dawn said...

glad that everything is ok. hang in there!

Anonymous said...

Glad all is ok :) I had round ligament pain as well, but it was later in the pregnancy.

So happy you had a great u/s!

Kelley

cheryllookingforward said...

I'm happy to see that heartrate went up to a great number!

I had lots of strange cramps early on - I started to think of them as a positive pregnancy symptom!

Karen said...

Oh man. None of that sounds fun at all. Well, getting to see the U/S is always fun, but not the nausea, pain, or yeast infection. Hopefully, all of those will clear up soon and you'll be able to relax a bit more. I know it would be hard to enjoy the pregnancy under any circumstances, but I hate to think of you so miserable.

Yaya said...

Phew. The title of your post made me say out loud "Oh no". Don't scare me like that!

Em said...

I am glad everything is okay. That is also great that the hb went up! Here's hoping my little baby's will too!