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22/05/2014 at 07:02
Unfortunately I didn't make it on yesterday after having a rather 'eventful' time at hospital after my scan. Firstly, good news is that baby is doing great and it looks like we're having a little girl :-) On Monday i called the maternity unit about my ongoing spotting. The MW suggested that as I was in the following day for my scan, I should ask to have a chat with the MW on duty in the scanning dept. As it turns out they didn't seem to want to know so referred me to the maternity unit, which I thought they'd probably tell me to stop wasting their time. After explaining why I was there I got the distinct impression they wondered why I was bothering. After a bit of a wait I got taken through to triage, they checked the heartbeat then got one of the doctors to check my cervix - something which I was told should've been done weeks ago but no one would do it - the dr thought it looked 'unusual' and so wanted the consultant to see. The consultant then comes in and does the examination again. Basically they can see what's been causing the spotting except I can't remember what he called it. He wanted the gynae consultant to take a look so asked us to wait whilst he went to see if they could fit me in that morning to save coming back. Eventually they got something sorted so off we went to the women's unit. I ended up having a colposcopy where we got to see inside my cervix up on screen. The consultant saw something there and reckons it's probably just normal pregnancy related issues but he couldn't ignore it so took a biopsy. I've now got to wait a couple of weeks for results but feeling very anxious about it all thinking the worst.
It now seems I was right to keep banging on about it, I just wished they'd done this earlier. Sorry to put a downer on things, I iust feel like what should have been an exciting day finding out what we're having has been marred by the fact that there could be something to worry about with me.
22/05/2014 at 07:54
Morning WG, firstly congratulations on the news it's a little girl! The whole day sounds quite frustrating! Fingers crossed it'd just a normal pregnancy issue, try and stay positive and hopefully the results will come quicker than 2 weeks. Xxxx
AFM - it's my 17 week midwife appt tomorrow, what can I expect? I'm assuming not much, hoping she will let me hear the heartbeat. Can't wait for the weekend I keep forgetting its bank holiday too!
Hope u all have a good day x
22/05/2014 at 09:18
WG: So sorry all these checks & tests couldn't have been done a lot earlier & I hope it's something easy that can be resolved simply. Exciting news about having a girl, I'm desperate to find out & still have 2 weeks to wait!! Take care & try not to worry, focus on picking girls names!
MrsL: At my 16 week appointment both with this & my last pregnancy the mw found & let me listen to the heartbeat but I know not all mw's feel comfortable doing it at this stage, other than that it was giving a urine sample, checking blood pressure & looking at blood results from last appointment. Hope you get to hear the heart beat.
AFM: Bump feels a little sore today as does lower back which could be due to my rehearsal last night or the fact that I couldn't sleep last night! Either way Thurs tend to be a lazier day for us with a bit of shoe shopping for the little 1 & I might even brave the supermarket for a big shop for the 1st time in around 15 weeks (love click & collect but I never get as much as i need).
Hi to all that follow x
22/05/2014 at 10:20
MrsL - thank you, I'm hoping the results don't take too long either! Good luck for your appointment tomorrow - mine consisted of MW asking general questions about how I was feeling really and that was about it! Tested my urine sample but didn't listen for heartbeat. Something to do with the fact that, due to it being my second pregnancy, the appointment was at 16 weeks rather than 18 weeks and therefore they don't listen for heartbeat that early. Having said that, I've heard of others listening for the heartbeat at that stage so who knows. Fingers crossed you get to have a listen.
BK - I'm trying to concentrate on the good part of it all but, without sounding melodramatic, I just want to have a good old cry about it all. It's been playing on my mind all night and whilst I know that the chances of things being serious are quite small, I can't help but focus on the negative and imagine the worst case scenario. Not sure if I can handle this for 2 weeks! A lazier day today sounds like a good idea (that's what we're having!), although you're braver than me if you do your big supermarket shop - I do it online .
22/05/2014 at 11:55
Weathergirl - great news on the scan! A little princess on the way :) Im sorry the rest of the day did not go as smoothly as you would have hoped but at least they are now seeing to you and it doesnt seem serious. Hugs :(
Mrs L - at my 16 week midwife check up she tested my urine, blood pressure and babies heartbeat. I hope yours goes well and you enjoy it :)
Blackcat - boo the the bad back, fx it is just from your rehearsal and not a pregnancy back ache. Good luck shopping, Im much more an internet girl myself!
AFM - apologies I have not been on the tri threads in ages, I just do not seem to have any time during the day, work is hectic and my boss appears to be pancaking about my pending years maternity leave, despite the fact I am being replaced...
Pregnancy wise, still team yellow with a 4D scan booked end of month - will warn them not to show us that area! Have carpel tunnel in my right hand and back pain which I have been referred to physio for.
Have nursery furniture ordered: www.izziwotnot.com/.../bailey-oak
and a rocking chair: www.ebay.co.uk/.../221435341698
So it has been quite a productive (and expensive!!!) week.
Hi to all who follow :)
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