Thursday, August 11, 2011

36 Week Check-Up

After the completing the normals (providing a sample, getting my blood pressure checked and being weighed), we didn't have to wait long to see the MW. If you haven't noticed, we have seen most of doctors and both MWs at our office throughout this pregnancy. We never know who will deliver us, so we were more comfortable seeing as many of them as possible before she makes her arrival rather than seeing just one of them.

We knew that I would be having the GBS test. We also know that I will most likely be positive since what had happened earlier in the pregnancy. We also know that I can't have penicillin, so there are going to do a sensitivity test to see what they can use to treat it during our labor.

She told us that the latest they would allow us to go is Monday, Sepetember 12th! She also recommended that we start using techniques to rippen the cervix. Her suggestions: sex, nipple stimulation and take EPO (3X daily orally). I started the EPO immediately. The Dr. at our last appointment said that he normally checks for effacement and dilation while he does the GBS test, but she did not. We did not ask.

My fundal height measured where it should and her HB was in the 130s (she said that she sounded great).

We were able to schedule our last four appointments. Hopefully, we won't need the last one. It is scheduled for September 6th (U/S & NST). If we make it to then, we would schedule induction for sometime the 12th or before.

At our next appointment, we will have the normals, but also a NST (next Wednesday).


kkasun said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, 36 weeks!!! It seems like it came so fast!!

Faith said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, you are getting SO, so close! This is so amazing! If you think time flies with just Baby C at home, wait 'til you have 2 - some days I look around at night and wonder what happened to that day? It's just so busy that it's like it barely happened! Enjoy this time with your SB nestled safely in your womb - because pretty soon she'll be out and you can then enjoy snuggling her:). Every step of this journey is just so wonderful!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Your pregnancy has went by so fast!! It's almost time!!! I know you all are so excited!

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

How exciting! You are so close! I know you probably can't wait. Sure am praying all goes well and the time flies by before you sweetie is in your arms!


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