Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Contractons? 1st visit to L&D

Well, last Friday I show up for a normal NST. The girls were doing just fine, but I guess I was contracting every 3 minutes unknown to me. They continued to watch these for about 1.5 hours, then walked me to L&D for more tests. There I had another 4 hours of NST monitoring, a Fetal fibronectin test and fluids. The monitoring showed contractions that got a little more sporadic and a lot of "uterine irritability"-no really, you think with 2 big girls in there! Anywhooooo, after fetal fibronectin came back negative, they gave me the betamethasone shot to help their lungs just in case. I was released that night and told to return Saturday for more of the same. Of course, Sat brought more sporadic contractions and uterine irritability, but baby B had some decelerations of her heart during a few contractions. So, we got to stay another 4 hours to make sure they did not continue. Again, we were finally released after another betamethasone shot. We went back today to the OB for my normal NST-contractions still the same. They checked my cervix and it had moved from 65 to a whopping 57. I don't think those contractions they were so worried about and that I could not feel were doing much-but at least they were being on the cautious side! I have another NST Thursday and then my next growth scan on Monday. I hope this is not how it is going to be for the next few weeks!


Denise said...

If your experience is anything like mine, you will do nothing but go to doctors appointments until those babies come out! Glad you are hanging in there and doing a great job taking care of those babies!

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