Wednesday, June 6, 2007

My trip to labor & delivery this evening....

This baby usually moves around like a little maniac, and he hadn't moved around much all day. I didn't think too much of it because I figured he would perk up eventually. So I waited all day and he didn't. They told me to call if there was a noticeable decrease in fetal movement, and my instincts told me to call, so I did. I went into L&D around 5pm and they did a NST. Of course he was fine and he started kicking the monitor like a crazy man within a couple of minutes, but they kept monitoring me anyway. Turns out that I was having some intermittent contractions, and some signs of an "irritable uterus." They checked to see if an enzyme was present in my cervix that indicated I was in labor, and thankfully, that was negative. They are checking me for a UTI and said that there was some indication that I might have a low level of amniotic fluid. I have to go in for an ultrasound sometime tomorrow or Friday to check on this. I was there for about two hours total.

A little freaky! I'm glad that everything is generally ok, although I didn't ask what would happen if they found that amniotic fluid was low. Please pray.

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