So far this pregnancy I’ve visited and been admitted to the maternity unit at our local hospital on more than one occasion. Five in fact. The last visit (on Tuesday) did make me consider that I’ve become a little bit paranoid about boy bump being ok.
Tuesdays visit came after being admitted over night 3 times since 28th April and being seen in day assessment on 1 other occasion. This trip makes 5 in as many weeks.
The first 4 times I’ve been seen I’ve had bleeds and as I was considered higher risk (a low laying placenta which has now moved) led to admittance for observation on all but one occasion. It’s been stressful and scary to say the least. Talk of delivering my boy early, if there’s room in the neo natal unit and where I would have to go to if he is early. It’s a lot to take in.
So on Tuesday after tightenings for 2 mornings, some old blood discharge and me certain baby was not moving as much made me call up the maternity triage again. Me & Fizz packed a bag each (me expecting an overnight stay, Fizz for distraction), we called Gav and headed up to level 12 to be monitored again.
Th midwives were lovely. Baby was moving I just couldn’t feel them all, tightenings weren’t registering, an internal exam showed no fresh bleed. After 4.5 hours I was sent home with the same speech I’ve had quite a few times now. Come back in if you think there’s any change in baby moving, if any more bleeding and rest.
I always read my notes when I get home. The first person I saw had written how anxious I was in the notes due to previous admissions and to be honest I do feel a bit paranoid now as to what could/will happen.
As a result I’m now pretty much handing my freelance work over. I need to relax and try to enjoy this bump before I meet the baby boy.
Happy mum = happy baby after all.
Do I think I’m a bit more paranoid? Yes I do.
Would I go in again? Most certainly. It is ALWAYS better to get checked out!
If you are worried about any of what I’ve talked about above please contact your midwife or local antenatal unit. The quicker you get assessed the better. Better to be thought of as a paranoid mum then leave it too late.
A thank you to Susanne who private messaged me urging me to call up. It’s always great to have a friend who makes you feel less paranoid.