Wednesday, January 15, 2014

High Risk Pregnancy

Yesterday I went to the seminar for obstetrics.  My neighbor TM, who is also pregnant and about a month ahead of me, went with me.  TM had already attended this particular seminar when she was scheduled to go but thought I might like a friend to go with.  I really appreciate her being their for me.

I am no longer scheduled to be seen by a midwife next week.  Yesterday my name was called by the OB high risk nurse there and we went over my paperwork.  Yes, I do qualify for high risk given the fact that I had an MI in early 2009, have high blood pressure, liver and thyroid issue and the list goes on.

Tomorrow is my first appointment with Maternal Fetal Medicine.  I'll be seeing Dr. Reed.  Much as I am looking forward to a possible ultrasound tomorrow I am not looking forward to the Pap smear being done.  With my anteverted uterus the Pap is never comfortable and actually quite painful.  Last year in January was my last Pap so there  is no getting out of it tomorrow.

TM and I went to the Xchange and Commissary after lunch.  I developed a migraine in the grocery check out and on the way home drove through a stop sign, luckily no one was coming and it wasn't a busy area.  I almost drove through a red light too.  I'm blaming the smog we are having and due to continue to have until sometime Sunday for the onset of the migraine.  My head is so stuffy and hurts, mind you that is with me staying indoors.

I didn't imbibe enough water yesterday with my busy schedule and managed to bloat up 0.8 pounds overnight.  My fingers are fat and hurt to bend.  I hate bloat.  Today I'm pushing extra fluids to remove the salts from my system.

Fingers crossed that tomorrow's ultrasound shows that there is still a growing healthy baby in my womb.  Will my paranoia ever end?  Probably not.


  1. I really hope tomorrow goes well! Hugs!

  2. Praying for your ultrasound tomorrow! Glad that there was no one coming at that stop sign!

  3. I don't think the paranoia will end, just comes with the territory. Best wishes for tomorrow, I hope so much all goes well! I'll be thinking of you.

  4. Hope yur bloating gets better, and that the ultrasound leave you happy and reassured.

  5. Praying for tomorrow's ultrasound!


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