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January 11th, 2010, 09:13 PM
10x_A_Mommy's Avatar formerly mom_of_8
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I have my 34 week appt tomorrow with my midwife and am nervous. In my last 2 pregnancies I didn't make it past my 34 week appt. (both came at 35 weeks, last one 8 day NICU stay). I've been fairly confident that I'll make it longer this time - I've been getting weekly 17p injections since 20 weeks and I have 2 more of those left (the last one will be next wednesday). I am carrying this baby much higher than my others, and although he's dropped some - he still has more dropping to do. I just worry that since I'm so confident I still have at least a few weeks left - that she'll check me and find that I'm like 4+ cm's dilated or something. We're doing the GBS test 2morrow - With baby #5 I gave birth before getting the test and the hospital really pushed the antiobiotics - so for #6 and this one we're doing the test earlier than the typical 36 weeks. (I've never tested positive). So I'm thinking that since she'll be "in there" anyways, she may go ahead and check my cervix.

So fingers crossed that everything is still nice and closed up in there - or at least no more than 2 cm's (I tend to dilate to 2 around 28 weeks typically and stay that way til labor). I am DETERMINED to make it to February, and if I have to hang upside down for the next 3 weeks then dangit that's what I'll do lol.
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January 12th, 2010, 06:33 AM
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I wonder if this would be of help- hypnobabies has a "stay IN" track that you can download. I had amazing luck with the eliminate nausea track, and I think Cheryl/Doulamama used the stay in track too. I say it's worth a shot!!!

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January 12th, 2010, 09:17 AM
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I did use it, and ended up going to 39w3 after ptl at 32-34w.

T&p for you, and sending some peace of mind as well!
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January 12th, 2010, 09:43 AM
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Good luck!!! Hope he stays in longer!!
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January 12th, 2010, 11:58 AM
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Thanks ladies. I had my appt today and things are looking good. Here's the post copied from my DDC.

My anxiety has stepped up a notch - see........with my last 2 babies I never made it past my 34 week appointment lol. And this time, I am Sooo not ready to be done yet.

But things are looking good!! I think their scale might be broken lol - for the first time this pregnancy I haven't gained since my last appointment (2 weeks ago). In fact, I actually lost half a pound this time. So my total gain right now is 43.5 lbs. Baby is still head down and shows no signs of budging so that is great. His heartrate was 150 today. Fundal height is 35.

We went ahead and did the GBS test today "just incase" I don't make it another couple weeks. Much rather have the test out of the way and not have the antibiotics pushed on me during labor just for not having the test done. She also checked me, and I am HAPPY to say that there is not much action going on in there Cervix is high, soft and only a 'fingertip' dilated. Soooo happy to hear that. Fingers crossed that this lil guy stays in at LEAST 3 more weeks.

Oh and the whole gut feeling that I've had since day 1 that he will be born on Feb. 6th..........well he is now forbidden to be born on that day lol. The midwife that I don't like is oncall that day. So he better stay put!!! He's just gonna have to come on a weekday so I can assure that MY midwife will be there

Guess that's about it - I am now down to Weekly appts and go back on Tues. Time is flying!!!
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January 12th, 2010, 04:44 PM
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2/6 is my brother's birthday (and Ronald Regan and Babe Ruth ) The midwife I HATED, the only one I did NOT like, was the midwife I had and she was INCREDIBLE. She was beyond incredible. I could not believe it. So, you just never know
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January 12th, 2010, 04:48 PM
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So glad everything is looking good! My birthday is 2/6 and I will remember to send you some no birthing thoughts that day
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January 12th, 2010, 10:12 PM
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Quote:
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2/6 is my brother's birthday (and Ronald Regan and Babe Ruth ) The midwife I HATED, the only one I did NOT like, was the midwife I had and she was INCREDIBLE. She was beyond incredible. I could not believe it. So, you just never know
The mentioned midwife delivered one of my children and I didn't care for her then, but it was a bad personal experience with her 2 years later that really got me not liking her and there is no chance at all that I will allow her in a room with me. So as long as this baby doesn't try to make his appearance on Feb 6 or 7 all will be good
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January 12th, 2010, 11:04 PM
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glad to here that you had a good appointment!
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