(Back) On track!

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(Back) On track!
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Wed, 10-15-2008 - 12:08pm

Ladies:

I am at the 33 week point, and due to a few "minor" problems and AMA, I am now having an ultrasound every week. That is cool with me - I like seeing the bean regularly and the Canadian system provides these with no charge to me. Yahoo!

For those who don't know, I had an incident in August where I lost a substantial amount of amniotic fluid. It seems to be rebounding now, but it is still on the low side of normal. Nonetheless, in the normal range is good... considering that I lost quite a bit all of a sudden. Amnio is important for the baby's development and also a certain amount is required for him to turn. He has been firmly sitting in breech... but now seems to be edging downward, hopefully to the correct position ultimately.

I have also been having a bit of trouble with blood sugar, and having failed the Trutol test and partly failing the Gestational Diabetes testing - I have been diagnosed with pregnancy-related Impaired Glucose Tolerance. This is being totally taken care of through minor changes in diet, mostly relating to timing of meals and snacks and food combining. I saw a dietitian (without a lot of guidance) and then sought out on my own a Holistic Nutritionist. Together, the blood sugar issue is no more.

I have been reluctant to post about problems... as I don't want to be complaining about the very thing we all want so badly. But now that the "dangers" seem to have passed (P&PT for that!) I wanted you to know that even with the challenges I've been facing, the pregnancy is still on track and something I am totally committed to.

I had one of my weekly U/S today and everything looks good (apart from lower amnio than optimal), all measurements are on track and I am feeling great.

I just wanted to share!

Libby

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Registered: 09-16-2006
Wed, 10-15-2008 - 1:38pm

Liby


I am glad to here that everything is going along so well for you, and that the baby is doing great. I loved being pregnant with all of my kids, the only part of it I did not like was when they danced on my bladder!

DeeNise

 

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Wed, 10-15-2008 - 2:50pm
Sounds pretty great Libby! Apart from that darn fluid level. To what might that be attributed?
Thanks Tara for a great siggy!





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Wed, 10-15-2008 - 3:36pm
Libby, I am sorry you had these worries without being able to come for hugs and support.
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Wed, 10-15-2008 - 3:53pm
I am glad all is well Libby. Fingers crossed that it continues this way until 40 weeks.

Krista


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Wed, 10-15-2008 - 4:40pm

Brenda:

Nice new siggie!

I've been drinking water like a fish in the furtive hope that it will add to the amount of fluid in utero. It can't hurt, right?

There are two issues. Firstly, I lost something close 1/2 - 2/3 when a massive coughing attack (and I mean crazy uncontrollable coughing so bad I thought I might choke) caused a sheering effect on the membranes. There were minor losses right afterwards, but it seems that they repaired themselves, as there is no continuing amniotic fluid leakage.

Secondly, the US Tech / Nurse is not always the same one... each seems to have slightly different ways to measure. Average is about 10-20cc, with more being better. 5 weeks ago I was at 5.4cc; two weeks ago I was at 10cc, this week I am back at 6.something cc. The two lowest were measured by the same Tech/Nurse, and the OB specialist at the hospital corrected it upwards saying there were other pockets she didn't see/include. The 10cc was with a different Nurse/Tech... plus the baby's position is a huge factor in seeing these pockets of amnio.

My OB and the specialist at the Fetal Assessment Unit are not concerned. They both recognise that I had a loss, but I have enough.

So that is what I am hanging my hat on.

Libby

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Wed, 10-15-2008 - 5:22pm

Thanks Libby. It's from Tara over at siggy showcase.

I think you should feel comfortable with what your OB and specialist have to say. You're almost full term!!!

Thanks Tara for a great siggy!





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Registered: 08-17-2007
Wed, 10-15-2008 - 5:30pm
Thanks for the update, Libby! Keeping you in my thoughts.

Susan CB





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Registered: 09-13-2007
Wed, 10-15-2008 - 7:04pm

Well congratulations on being in the home stretch!!!!

 


 


Susan V

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Thu, 10-16-2008 - 10:08am

Libby:


I didn't know you were having problems.

Susan L.

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Thu, 10-16-2008 - 2:22pm

Libby,


You had alluded to problems in the past, but I didn't know how much you were going through.

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