Thursday, March 4, 2010

Stressful Tuesday

I had my 32 week appointment on Tuesday where I met my new doctor. This will be doctor number 4 in the last year and a half. He seemed great, except for when he started feeling around for the baby. OMG, I am used to small lady doctor hands that I can hardly feel pressure from. I was in pain the entire time while he pushed on my belly and tried to see where the baby was lying. Good news, the baby is head down. Fingers crossed she stays that way.

After that he moved on to checking the heartbeat. After what seemed like a lifetime, he told me that he was concerned as it was around 181 bpm...a whole lot higher than what it should be. I freaked right out. He told me after the appointment to head right over to Labour and Delivery to be monitored and have a non stress test.

I headed over with Clint right away and we waited for a room which never happened. They ended up placing me on a bed in the corner of their waiting room with just a curtain pulled. I was offered something to drink and told to relax. Clint was beyond nervous and couldn't take his eyes off the monitor watching how fast baby's heartbeat was. After about 15 minutes, the nicest nurse in the world came over to check on me and let us know that all seemed fine from this point. Brianna was most probably just being active and moving around when he took the heartbeat...makes sense, I felt so much movement while laying there after his painful pushing on the belly. We got to leave after 30 minutes knowing everything was fine, such a relief! I was not ready to have a baby that day, and so glad I didn't have to. :)

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