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January 28th, 2014, 04:48 PM
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After my appt on Friday, my dr scheduled a scan for today and an appointment to talk more, and to recheck my bp.
The scan was first. He passed the biophysical profile. Good heartbeat. Good movement.
They have told me over several ultrasounds that he would be a bigger baby. He's measured a week ahead the whole time, and he's been in the 76th percentile since they started giving me that number. But over the last 3 weeks, he's only gained a few ounces (instead of the normal 1.5 pounds), is now half a week behind, and measures at the 50th percentile (at 5lbs, 13 oz). He's not losing weight, so that's great, but his growth has slowed dramatically.

Then I went into the appt, and my blood pressure was 147/98, which made my dr cringe. She said that the hand pain I have is a blood pressure/ swelling side effect. I have also suddenly gained 5 pounds. Since Friday. None of this is good either.
So she is taking me out of work, effective right away. And she sent me home with the huge container to do a 24 hour urine collection. When I bring that back, she wants a bunch of blood work. And she's scheduled a fetal non-stress test.

So jeez. I liked when she said on Friday, I'd get him earlier, at 39 weeks. But now i'm worried. I'm really glad she is watching me closely, but now that I've seen the ultrasound and know it's affecting him in a negative way, it's hard not to worry about things. I almost wish she'd have just suggested that we induce right away.
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January 28th, 2014, 05:16 PM
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Almost forgot....
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January 28th, 2014, 05:21 PM
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I'm so sorry to hear this Susan and understand why you would be worried. Thankfully he's not losing weight, though, and that everything else looked good with him. Did your doctor tell you what to expect depending on the results of the urine/blood test? And did she say when the fetal non-stress test will be? Thinking of you and hoping everything will be just fine. (((Hugs))) KUP on your results.

What a cutie your sweet baby is!! Such a sweet little face!
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January 28th, 2014, 06:55 PM
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What a precious boy!

I'm sorry the appointment brought you such complicated news. I think it's great that your doctor is so on top of things, though. Hang in there!
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January 28th, 2014, 07:02 PM
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What a beautiful boy!!! I am so sorry to hear about your BP and the growth stalling. You and baby boy are in my thoughts and prayers.
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January 28th, 2014, 09:06 PM
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She probably isn't suggesting an induction right away because your not 37 weeks yet... We try really hard to keep mamas pregnant in labor and delivery as long as possible. But obviously sometimes it's safer for them to be out than in.

Your BP is a tiny bit cringe like... Let me know what your 24 hour urine protein number is. That should tell a lot. Rest mama! REST! I'll be thinking about you and your little man.
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January 29th, 2014, 03:24 AM
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Hugs. You're so close now. I'm sorry so much happened at your appointment, but glad they are keeping an eye on you and LO. KUP.
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January 29th, 2014, 04:37 AM
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Oh how cute!!! What a doll! I am sorry your appt was upsetting. I think your dr is being cautious. I had my first baby at 36 weeks and she was 4lbs 12ozs. I hope that your blood pressure goes down and your urine test has no protein!! Praying for you!!
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January 29th, 2014, 07:13 AM
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With the combination of your BP and retaining water, are they worried about preclampsia? I was doing some reading and bp/water retention are early signs of it.
Also, what is a non stress test? I know what a "regular" stress test is but never heard of a non-stress test.
LOVE the U/S of your little man! So adorable
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January 29th, 2014, 08:12 AM
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Posted in our DDC but just want to let you know I'm thinking of you. And yes definitely make sure you rest and take it easy.
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January 29th, 2014, 10:01 AM
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Susan, she's checking your kidney function. The 24 hour collection checks your creatinine and bun and checks if you are spilling too much protein and calcium - which may be a sign of clampsia or pre-clampsia. It could also be a sign of kidney strain, high blood pressure, improper diet, overweight, and many other issues.

Don't stress it. Many women show kidney strain during the final weeks. It doesn't always have to be a terrible problem, and it may not affect the baby, but it's good that she is keeping an eye on your health. Better safe than sorry.
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January 29th, 2014, 11:50 AM
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What a cutie pie! Glad you are taking it easy, get lots of rest. I'm sending T&P's your way
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January 29th, 2014, 01:08 PM
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Such a great picture of your little one

I am so sorry your appointment brought so many unwanted surprises. Take it easy hun I will be keeping you in my thoughts!!
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January 29th, 2014, 05:31 PM
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Cute little guy!
I'm sorry your appointment was stressful. Hope everything turns out okay with you both! Get lots of rest.
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January 29th, 2014, 05:39 PM
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What a cutie!! So precious! It won't be long now!

Sorry it was an stressful ish appointment. Hopefully now that you are off work it'll help things out. Can't wait to hear that he's arrived!
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January 29th, 2014, 06:40 PM
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Michelle:
The test involves attaching one belt to the mother’s abdomen to measure fetal heart rate and another belt to measure contractions. Movement, heart rate and “reactivity” of heart rate to movement is measured for 20-30 minutes. If the baby does not move, it does not necessarily indicate that there is a problem; the baby could just be asleep. A nurse may use a small “buzzer” to wake the baby for the remainder of the test.
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January 30th, 2014, 02:24 PM
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Thinking of you Susan.
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