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Postby bubblymichelle » Fri Oct 10, 2003 10:38 am

Hi Everyone<br><br>Just to let you know I have been to see the midwife today and she said everything is going ok. She did mention something about my uterus still being hard and that with it being hard like it is its a wonder I don't have any discomfort. I did tell her that I have been getting aches and pains and she said the baby needs to work a little harder?? does anyone know how my uterus should be. She has also started a growth chart and I don't understand it all, whats systolic? Diastolic? Fundal Height? Can anyone advise me here?? I asked if I had anything to worry about with the uterus but she said no everything is ok, but it does worry you when you think something ain't right. Have to go back in 3 weeks for a checkup and to take my bloods, is bloods routine again, I will be 28 weeks then?<br>Love<br>Shell.<br>xx <br>
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Postby Jo Locker » Fri Oct 10, 2003 1:44 pm

Now Michelle, just stop worrying!!! The main thing is the midwife says everything is OK!!! I dont know much except that systolic and diastolic are the two numbers that make up a blood pressure reading, and the fundal height is something to do with I think how high the uterus is up the belly at the different stages - I saw a measurement of this in my pregnancy notes.<br><br>Blood tests are routine - so stop worrying, you're doing fine!! Be braver when you're with the midwife and don't be afraid of saying "can you explain that please, I don't understand". This is YOUR pregnancy and your baby and you are perfectly entitled to know what the terms all mean, in plain english!!!!<br><br>SMILE ......... IT'S ALL GOING FINE!!!! Jo. XXXXX<br><br><br>
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Postby SallyP » Fri Oct 10, 2003 2:29 pm

Calm down Shell!!!!<br><br>The systolic and diastolic are the readings taken when your heart relaxes and contracts to pump blood. When you have your bp taken it's expressed as one number 'over' another number - the systolic and diastolic. BP is monitored so closely in pregnancy so be reassured you're ok. The fundal height is how high your uterus is. If you lie down, you can feel the top of your uterus prob just above your tummy button - that's fundal height and it keeps growing!!!! Every time you go to your midwife she'll check that you're growing ok! Again, having blood taken at about 28 weeks is routine as they need to test for diabetes and anaemia. SO STOP PANICKING!<br><br>I'm going for my 24 week appt next Thurs so it will probably be me posting with worries!<br><br>I can't believe we thought tghe worrying would end once we got a positive result!!!!!!<br><br>Hope you're well otherwise, lots of love Sally xxx
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Postby bubblymichelle » Fri Oct 10, 2003 5:27 pm

Thanks girls for the posts, instead of me being called bubblyshell I should be the worry wort of the site.<br><br>Sally I was wondering how you had been doing the other day because I ain't seen any posts from you in ages. Did you find out if you was having a boy or girl?<br><br>To be honest I dont think the worrying will ever stop now LOL. <br><br>Your all great girls and thanks for explaining to me, I know the midwife said it was nothing to worry about but I do especially when she said my uterus was still quite high and here I was thinking well isn't it supposed to be like this?<br><br>Hope everyone else is well.<br><br>Jo you made me laugh when you called me Michelle, I only ever get called that when I'm in trouble ( so oh no I must be in trouble with ya hee hee)<br><br>Love<br>Shell.<br>xx<br>
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Postby Louise24 » Fri Oct 10, 2003 9:08 pm

Hi Shell<br><br>Glad eveything went well i have been thinking about you all day, glad eveything is going better, How is your cold now?<br><br>Rest and take care<br><br>Love Louise x x
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Postby bubblymichelle » Sat Oct 11, 2003 8:49 am

Hi Lou<br><br>My cold seems to of eased off a little but not completely gone. I am hoping to go back to work on Monday providing I feel OK. When I went to the midwife she said I was ok with Honey and Lemon and I asked if I could put anything on my coldsores but she said no, she said the thing is being PG they don't really give anything so looks like I have to leave them to go on there own. They make me paranoid though because when people see me I can tell they are looking at them.<br><br>Love<br>Shell.<br>25wks 2d pg<br>xx
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Postby SallyP » Mon Oct 13, 2003 9:19 am

Hi Shell,<br>Ta for your post - yes I'm 23 weeks now, 24 weeks on Saturday. Don't know about you time really seems to be flying, whereas the first trimester seemed to drag on for ages! I've been logging on to the board every few days but work's been really busy, so when I get round to logging on and posting something always seems to happen to distract me (easy to do these days as my brain has completely turned to porridge!). Apart from feeling tired in the afternoons, and aching ribs at the end of the day or when I eat a large meal I feel fine touch wood. I'm having regular reflexology and I'm doing meditations so feel mostly calm and relaxed! Although I also am getting lots of coldsores - I woke up on Sunday morning and have a most attractive crop of about 10 blisters all clustered together near my mouth. Putting the contents of a vitamin E capsule on the blisters and also bathing them in diluted lemon juice is supposed to help. I've phoned the pharmacist at Boots who has said it's safe to use Zovirax, but am also waiting for my midwife to call back as I don't want to use any medicine unless it's totally safe. Think I might try the lemon juice first as it's supposed to be a good natural remedy.<br><br>We found out it's a boy - DH I think is secretly very pleased as he is getting really excited about toys !!! Bless!<br><br>The only thing (well, the major thing) I'm worried about for now is when we had the 20 week scan, it showed that my placenta has moved down so it's blocking the cervix and the baby is lying on top of it. LAzy baby! So I've got another scan at the hospital at 34 weeks (New Year's Eve!!!) and if the placenta hasn't moved, they will admit me for 3 weeks then do an early C Section. So part of my meditations now involve visualising my placenta moving up as I certainly don't fancy all that time in hosp! <br><br>Sorry to read you had a cold - damn immune system - make sure your'e getting loads of vit c, and I hope you're starting to feel better.<br>lol,<br>Sally xxx
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Postby bubblymichelle » Mon Oct 13, 2003 1:30 pm

Hi Sally<br><br>Nice to hear back from you, I was wondering how your doing. I am sure your placenta will move to how it should be well hopefully fingers crossed, touch wood!! My Nephews girlfriend had problems with hers and hers moved so hopefully you will be ok.<br><br>My cold doesn't seem so bad but its not right and I have asked Lee to pick me some more honey up from the shop but I bet he forgets and I will have to go myself and get some.<br><br>Oh wow you know your having a boy, in one way I would love to know what I am having because you can prepare yourself. Have you thought of any names yet?<br><br>Do you have my email address you can mail me if you want to, its warkie@hotmail.com<br><br>Love<br>Shell.<br>xx
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