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I have no idea if anyone is reading this or how I will be able to follow the posts, but am going to try and describe what I am feeling. I do need support.
I am 25 weeks with twins. My 3rd pregnancy. I've had great pregnancies so far, and started getting those BH around 11 weeks. It felt more crampy than regular at that time, so I went in to the doc for my first appt and everything seemed fine. I am seeing a GP - not my regular doc since I recently moved. My regular doc was so cautious and up on everything and took note of any concerns. Everything seems to always be okay with this doc, which is fine, however concerning when i have concerns and I am usually pretty low key about this. I just figure, our body is made to do this, right?
Anyway, I am a fitness instructor, and when I overdo it, I do get quite the tightenings, for days on end. They don't come and go. When they come, they come and stay. I do have a ton of pressure, which can be expected. I don't know if any of you have heard the term 'hamburger crotch' but they I have heard it for those of us who get so swollen down there from all the pressure. Yeah - lots of fun.
Anyway, I think I have irritable uterus, though have never been diagnosed. My doc is so low key about all my tightenings - but I feel if I was with my old doc, she would be monitoring it more. Anyway, I had INTENSE tightening for about 24 hours with low back pain. I think it was a bit of the flu, but not too sure. Today my back pain is gone, but I still have the tightening, just not as bad. I did have a few cramps this morning. I had called the nurses yesterday and they thought I sounded fine, but said I could go to the maternity ward for monitoring if I thought I needed to. Very different care than I am used to with my old Doc. I am thinking I will go to the maternity ward today, but unsure if that is just a waste of time. I did just have an ultrasound, and is there any more that the monitoring equipment would detect than an ultrasound? I don't want to be over cautious but I also feel the care I am recieving for a potential 'high risk' pregnancy isn't very well. Any advice?
I am not with an OB yet b/c there is such a backlog here that I can't get into one till next month. In the meantime I am with my GP who is super nice, though I can definately see the expertise level different from my previous doc who was a GP specializing in obstetrics...
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