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!