More baby stuff…

Hmmm do I start with the good or bad? Ok good first we shall.

-My genetic combo test/maternal serum screen came back as 1 in 6000, i,e the same odd’s of Downs or Trisomy as a 15 year old, and negative on Spina Bifida. Woot.

-My ENTIRE blood clotting pannel, including Lupus Anticoagulant came back negative. This both makes me happy and pisses me off, cause I told them my gut said I did not have clotting issues, and my last possitive was so boarderline. Most doctors would have said take low dose aspirin just in case, these guys jumped right on the Heparin bandwagon. She said no point in stopping now, there is no real con to keeping with it, it can only help…I don’t think I need it, but I am used to it now, so I will just keep with it. She said she is now convinced Evan death was accidental and not clotting related.  

-Baby’s heartrate today was 155 πŸ™‚

Ok now bad, but not really bad so much as uncomfortable. 
My blood pressure, was high normal, I laughed and said I was surprised it wasen’t sky high. Here is why:

-As I was sitting in the waiting room I hear over the loud speaker a women’s voice in a panic saying " Respondatory to Neonatal 1 Stat, Respondatory to Neonatal 1 Stat" over and over. I thought to myself, somewhere a baby is in distress right now, poor baby, poor momma.

-When I get called in by the nurse to do the standard check, I pee in a cup and then spill the pee all over myself and my work pants, my hands suck these days already.

-When I get into the actual room, I first get seen by a clueless medical resident, she is looking at my file and asks why all the blood clotting tests? Did I have a blood clot in my past pregnancy? Did my baby have distress? I laughed, I just said Yup.
In my mind I was thinking, "well he died, so I suppose that  indicates distress". Then she checks my blood pressure and while she is putting the damn cuff on she asks me if I had a son or daughter and how old is he now?????? Seriously? Can’t they put like a damn sticky note on my file that says DEAD BABY. Of course my blood pressure was up a little. I will have to mention this my doctor next time I get her alone, but today she had that damn resident with her the whole day, and I didn’t want to shock the poor girl. If she is planning on working in the hospital she is going to have to learn that not all outcomes are pony’s and rainbows and she should never assume that. Best to err on the side of caution.

-My groin=OUCH! really bad this week, like really bad, sitting down hurts like hell, standing is fine, walking is fine and better in fact. I feel like someone kicked me square in the crotch. I didn’t feel this way til much later in pregnancy with Evan, I am afraid of how bad it will get as I WANT to keep working til a month or so before my due date, we need the money and I enjoy my job, it’s not hard to do, but if I am in pain, then it get’s hard. I start physio at the hospital next week and hope it helps, I can’t afford to go to a chiropractor or a Osteopath, they are not covered by my benefits and mucho expensivo. (I.E read my previous chiro post about the damn $900 I spent for 2 months of treatment and maxed out my $500/annum covered) It sucks cause I know chiro would help, and did help, but we don’t have the income and you can’t just pull it outta your butt, and I won’t go into more debt before mat leave when I am deperate to pay it down…

Anyways, overall if was a possitive appointment so I left satisfied..:) Yeay baby!

About mommamaynard

β€œLife is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” β€” Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on September 10, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. congratulations!
    I have not been by in a while. Glad to read things are going well in your new pregnancy.
    You are too nice, I would have told the resident. They absolutely should know better.

  2. Wow! 19 weeks! That’s fantastic.
    I’ve had SO MANY of those residents. I agree, there should definitely be a flag on our charts. What is wrong with them?? I’m sorry you had to go through that, and I think you did well with just a high normal BP reading.

  3. So excited for your ultrasound on mondaY!

  4. when do you find out if it’s a boy or girl?? I say girl still.

  5. I’m glad about every but the bad things! 😦 I hated when my daughter was talked about like she was alive and I’d have to explain she’s dead!

    • I know..of all the people we should not have to explain it to, it should be physicians treating us after our babies died. It should be their job to know in advance. I always read my clients info before meeting them the first time geesh.

  6. oh god i wish you could just see a fricking chiro without it costing so much money. we have run out of chiro benefits and for both me and alex to go to the chiro as much as we honestly need to would cost as much as it would for us to rent another apartment. soooooooo yeah, we do not have that kind of money AT ALL, and i know it would help so much. sigh!
    i’m glad things are going well & looking normal. i am so excited for monday lol. you better post pics! i am trying to get my preggo fix out of all the preggos i know! vicarious living and all, ya know. πŸ˜‰

  7. Where is your groin pain located? I REALLY remember that kicked in the crotch feeling, and it was way worse the second time around, too. For me, it was varicose veins in my outer labia. My doctor said there were special underwear for it, but I didn’t bother to get any. Does it feel better when you apply slight pressure to the pain, like, holding your crotch? Support underpants might really help, then.

    • It’s located all around the whole groin, middle to outter. It feels like it did last time but stronger faster, last time it was Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, I imagine it’s that again. My pelvis is out of alignment, I fell when I was 6 months pregnant with Evan and my loose pelvis moved out of alignment, it pops in and out. That cause SI pain and public pain as well as stiffness and cracking, chiro worked amazing at popping it back in, but i need to go every week to keep it up, it only last 3 months this time and now 3 months later pain in back, however at 50$ a visit plus extra for progress scan’s I just can’t afford it, it would easily be $300 a month.

  8. When is your ultrasound? I thought it was soon?

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