@Emma63 hope all is OK, let us know how u get on xx
@Emma63 & @GG18 hope everything is ok for you both xxKeep us updated ❤️
How did today go @Emma63?
Hope babies both stay well and cook some longer @GG18 and @Emma63 its getting to a point where you would really notice reduce movements because they are so active. @Catlady220 I’ve never wanted an epidural, always wanted as natural as possible. First baby was back to back and labour was horrendous and long. I ended up on a hormone drip and needed remefentanil which was fab. Never felt the need for an epidural though as managed with that pain relief and gas and air. To be honest it the thought of a catheter that freaks me out 😂🙈, would rather go to the loo myself haha. Second birth was back to back but she turned and only needed water and gas and air. I think every birth is so different and it’s good just to be knowledgeable about my choices so I can make decisions on what I want as labour progresses.
@emma perhaps they’ll be checking the same as what they’re looking for with me - that the baby is getting what she needs from the placenta, that the umbilical cord is working ok. When there is a problem with it, it can reduce the nutrients and oxygen they’re receiving. It’s good that they’re being cautious and having a better look at baby though. They really are good at checking you over so it’s good you went in - they don’t mind at all. let us know how you get on.@ChelleH83 I asked the same thing yesterday. Basically, they’re checking a few things 1) how hard the placenta is having to work 2) if the flow continues to be “forward flowing” when the heart is relaxed, rather than absent or backwards 3) the fluid levels around baby and 4) baby’s growth. They’re ok with number 1 continuing to be high and just monitoring that with all these extra scans, providing the other elements are all ok still. If any of points 2, 3 or 4 changes they might have to intervene. I’m also having urine and BP checked every time. So it’s possible I could go to nearly full term, but they said they’d induce me before 40 weeks. So I’ll probably not have a 10th Feb baby. I’m 30+3 today.Also the contractions could restart at any time and they’ve already said they probably wouldn’t intervene if it happened again, because I don’t think they can give me the drip again. So who knows if my baby will arrive in December, January or February!I’m just resting yes. Been told I can “potter about” at home but not be on my feet too much. Not to anything heavy, no hoovering, shopping etc. Also not to walk more than a kilometre if I go out.@Catlady220 If you’re referring to an epidural, I’d never say never because you just don’t know what situation will arise, but I’d rather avoid an epidural if possible. I’d rather do it with as little pain relief as possible and start with the lighter stuff and work my way up. Last time I used gas and air and that worked for me, but my labour was very short so I’m aware I could find I need more this time. Also, my friend’s baby was back to back and that made her labour really difficult. So something like that could happen which I know does generally lead to a longer and more challenging labour.
@GG18 thanks for the tips on birth plans, i think i will look into pain relief and see what would be best although could change on the day. Which antenatal classes are you going with? Glad to see your out of hospital and taking things slow and easy though. Hopefully little one stays wriggling around in there for as long as possible.@Emma63 do you feel some sort of relief or still worried? I went to the hospital for reduced movements at 28+5 where he wss quiet for 4 days and then all of a sudden after i went to the hospital and got checked out he started moving again. Currently 29+4 days and hes non stop. I think they could be having little growth spurts now and again. But good you went and got checked.
@Emma63 wait so have you been checked yet or not?