I'm getting strong contractions on my 35th week.
Last Tuesday, I had a strong contraction that caused me to bleed. Then the bleeding just stopped! It was just one "gush". The doctor said it was a strong contraction that caused it.
The scary thing is I didn't feel the contraction.
These contractions can cause stress to my baby. The monitor tracked that one strong contraction caused my baby's heartbeat to dip.
It was just one tracking but my OB really went to the DR to personally tell me her plan:
She wants to wait until 36-37 weeks to deliver. 37 weeks is the best.
If, my cervix won't dilate along with the contractions, I will have to deliver
Now, since I don't feel my own contractions, I need to count the baby's movement every night or I can take the non-stress test (NST) every other day.
Today, I went for my NST I only had a mild one so I didn't need any shot to relax my uterus. My OB told the resident that I don't need to do NST every other day na. She'll see me on Monday.
I actually feel very okay. I think...I can still run a marathon! That is actually scary part: The way I feel no longer reflects what's happening inside me.
Isn't it ironic?
I guess, someone is atat...
Meet my daughter. She is 35 weeks in this picture.
I hope she stays longer inside me. I'm still not ready to meet her face to face. And I really want to do vaginal birth. I want to push. Sounds selfish ba? I want to feel the physical pain and the relief.
Strangely, my mind tells me that I can.
I wonder if it's one of my foolish convictions or I just have that much faith now...
"... Then you will know that I am the Lord;
those who hope in me will not be disappointed.”
- Isaiah 49:23 (NIV)
Relaxing my uterus,