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April 6th, 2011, 11:31 AM
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Aside from the intense anxiety in general about the pregnancy, I got good news yesterday! I went to the doc for the cramping I was having because it started on the sides and was a dull ache. But then moved central and was getting worse. I knew the baby was okay...I found the HB on Doppler and it was beating away. But I was concerned about the cramps and the nurse told me to come in. So an hour there and back (with a 4.5 year old and an 18 month old!)...but the cramping has a legitimate reason! My uterus typically lays slightly turned back and left when not pregnant. When I was pregnant with Liam, it was tipped quite a bit backward, based on his positioning and where he implanted. At around 20 weeks it was finally in a "normal" position. This time, the way the baby positioned him/herself, my uterus is tipping way foward. Which the doctor said is going to cause me to have way more stretching and cramps, since it is not the natural position of my uterus. Those muscles have not been stretched, even though I already had a child. So that makes me feel soooo much better. I thought I was going to go crazy with the on and off cramping I was having. It just felt a little excessive, given I had very little in Liam's pregnancy.

My doc is fairly awesome though. He said everything looks great. Checked me cervix just in case (high and long and closed up tight). And he okayed me going back on my anxiety meds. Told me to let him know if I needed anything else and scheduled me for an anatomy sono on May 3rd. He said if we do it on the early side, he might be able to "sneak in" another sono in the mid-20 week range so I can ease my fears. Then the blood flow ones start at 34 weeks.

I feel better today. Thanks ladies for your support. I hope this is the start of the upswing!
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April 6th, 2011, 11:35 AM
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Glad they have you a cause for the cramping. Will it continue the whole pregnancy? Too bad it hurts, but nice to know it's nothing serious!!
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April 6th, 2011, 11:40 AM
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Glad you got some explanations. It always feels better to know the why of something even if the something (cramps in this case) hasn't gone away.
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April 6th, 2011, 12:12 PM
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Glad you got answers!
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April 6th, 2011, 03:55 PM
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Happy to hear you got some answers. I hope you can relax some and enjoy everything.
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April 6th, 2011, 04:12 PM
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Glad its nothing serious and baby is doing good. I hope it eases some.
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April 6th, 2011, 05:16 PM
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Ashlee - Good News! I hope you are able to relax some now.
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April 6th, 2011, 06:09 PM
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Glad you now have answers and hopefully it's not that painful the whole pregnancy!
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April 6th, 2011, 07:58 PM
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Thanks ladies. It is not terribly painful. Just worrisome was the main thing. But now that I know what it is from...I feel *lighter*. So I am hoping that this really did ease a lot off of me. It is strange how the doc saying one thing could suddenly make me feel so much better. I noticed I did not worry about the baby once today and did not check him/her on doppler. So I really do feel so much better about things. I am not sure if it will last the whole time. I imagine it will ebb and flow as it has been so far.
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April 6th, 2011, 08:02 PM
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Glad to hear it was nothing serious. I hope you don't have to deal with that pain the whole pregnancy. Are you popping out already with your uterus tilted forward?
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