I did talk to my doctor and she said that I should be ok that it's not uncommon to lose your mucus plug early.
She told me to take it easy and to watch out for contractions and if BH's last more than one hour to head to the hospital. Also if my water breaks to go to the hospital ASAP. She also told me to take warm baths and lay on my left side if the pressure and pain get too bad.
I wasn't put on bed rest but pretty close. I'm not supposed to do a lot of physical activity just because there is a little more risk of me going into preterm labor. The goal is to keep this baby safely inside me for at least another 7 weeks.View Thread
I think i've been losing my mucus plug over the past week/week and a half and then today there was a huge clump of mucus. It was clear so there wasn't any blood. I'm only 30 weeks so i'm not too sure if I should be worried or not. I talked to my mom and she told my to talk to my doctor so I left a message with her. My mom has had 9 kids so I figured she'd know what she was talking about although it's been 32 years since her last child.
If i'm sitting down the cramping isn't as bad but if I am standing or walking I feel a ton of pressure in my abdomen and it feels like I have to pee. At night I can't get comfortable and I just hurt. My back hurts and there is a lot of pressure in my stomach and abdomen.
w/g: aprox. I lb since last doctors appointment. Still at prepregnacy weight.
s/c: Had a lot of contractions last night. Didn't count how many since they were pretty consistant and almost non stop. The contractions made it difficult to sleep because of the pain. Couldn't lay on my side so I had to lay on my back with my knees up to get any comfort.
Other: Baby is still moving around like crazy. My belly is always jumping and moving around.
At 10 weeks my doctor did some blood testing and tested my A1C and it was a little high so she sent my for a 3 hour glucose test which they ended up not doing because my fasting blood sugars were extremely high.
Most of the time doctors won't do a glucose test until you are around your 28th week unless they think there is a problem. You can always get yourself a glucose meter and test your blood sugars yourself if you think you might have a problem. Alot of times you can get a free one just by getting onto their website.
There are times when I just want to eat all the time but I can't because my blood sugars get too high. I just have to remember to eat 3 larger meals and then 3 small snacks and that seems to help. I live on yogurt and granola bars because it's fast and easy and does a decent job of keeping off the hunger pains.
I realized that today i'd only have 7 weeks left until I was 37 weeks. That's when my doctor wants to induce me. It doesn't seem that far away anymore. Hope it goes by fast because I want to have my little guy in my arms.View Thread
I found out I had GD at 11 weeks and was put on insulin right away and put on a low carb diet. Trying to only eat 30 carbs per meal and stay full isn't the easiest. I had to do a lot of internet research to find fast and easy meals that will fill me up and help prevent my blood sugars from getting too high. Even then it didn't always work.
I will be induced due to the GD because the baby can get too big and can cause more problems, plus there are many other risk factors for me and the baby.
The aches and pains are from the ligaments stretching and from contractions. Had a bad one last night that lasted around 15 min. I talked to my mom and she said she had contractions with me all throughout her last trimester. I sure hope i'm not like my mom, but something tells me I will be. The contraction wasn't extremely painful but it was uncomfortable. I'll just have to take it one day at a time.
I sure hope your pregnancy goes by faster than mineView Thread
These last 29 plus weeks have gone by extremely slow. I wish the next several weeks go by faster. I don't like being pregnant. I just want to have my baby and be over with pregnancy. I only thing I like about being pregnant is the fact that the baby kicks and my belly jumps and does weird things. I didn't like the morning sickness, I don't like the GD and having to give myself shots several times a day, and I don't like the aches and pains.
Someone please tell me that all the missery is worth it.View Thread
My mom did what Zaysmama suggested when she was pregnant with me and my younger brother and it worked out really well.
She would divide up dinners among my older siblings and allow them to pick what they would make and then go to the store to get the ingredients and then let them make meals. She would also set up a chore chart so everyone could help out.
My mom was older when she had my younger brother and me so she had more health problems and having my older siblings help out saved her a lot of stress and worry.View Thread