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Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Last Three Weeks of Pregnancy

My 3rd trimester of pregnancy was more of a worry and should I say well monitored by my doctor.

I was found to be polyhydramnios when I had my ultrasound on my 31st week gestation, meaning I have an excessive amniotic fluid. The OB advised me to cut off my sugar intake and must follow strict diet, suspecting that I had a gestational diabetes.

According to her, when there is an excessive amniotic fluid there is a possibility that my amniotic sac will rupture early. Which I’m too afraid to happen considering my first born was a pre-term baby at 36 weeks, my amniotic sac had ruptured early that time.

After a week (32nd week) I undergo a glucose screening and glucose tolerance test, and thank God the result was normal. My amniotic fluid had also dropped from 26 to 16.

On the 33rd week, I went for another check-up and my amniotic fluid had increased again by 2.

During those 3 weeks, the OB had noticed also in the ultrasound that the baby has a small stomach bubble (below normal). I was so worried, that maybe there is something wrong with the baby, because according to my doctor there is a possibility that the baby had intestinal obstruction, because she had the same case before. Though she was so honest with her observations, she’s giving us hope, telling us that she also encountered the same case but the baby came out to be healthy.   

And to ease our worry she assured us that she will call in a pediatrician that is a neonatal specialist when I give birth.

Also every time I had my pre-natal check-up my OB always reminds me to call her right away if I’ll have spotting or if the amniotic sac will burst.

Although my husband keeps on reminding me not to worry because our baby is doing well, still I can’t take it out of my head. I’m too afraid to give birth early, too afraid that my baby will not survive.

I kept on praying just to reach even only up to 37 weeks before giving birth but God had other plans for me and the baby because on 33 weeks and 5 days, November 10, 2013, 1AM my amniotic sac had ruptured.