Huwebes, Hunyo 12, 2014

Baby Bump Update: 40 Weeks and meet my Doctor!

Hi everyone! I am on my 40th week and still no signs of my baby Heather!
I am in pain all the time since last Saturday. Specially when I stand up or walk. I thought I'll be in labor last Saturday but Heather seems a stubborn one! 

I researched about it.. and says its absolutely normal.

"it is the babies head puting pressure on your pubic symphesis. Good news it - it means you baby has dropped down somewhat. Your pubic symphesis is designed to seperate (somewhat) as the baby heads down and out. There are tons of nerves in that area, so thus the shooting pain. If you try to keep your legs together, like when you are getting out of bed, or out of car, swing both legs together. Try not to take too big of steps when you are walking. At least you are going to have this baby within the week... some people get this pain at like 4-5 months along and have to deal with it til the baby come! I got it monday and had my baby friday, so those 4 days were long enough!!"

For me, I had it since Saturday.. 7 days of pain and agony!
 meet my niece Olivia! She is so cute! :) Everyone loves her in our family. She is so adorable. Look at the chubby cheeks and legs!

my sissy and her baby! She is now 103 lbs. from 138 lbs on her pregnancy weight gain. I am proud of her determination and discipline to lose weight. I am also excited to bring my body back but I am not in a hurry because I want to breastfeed and I don't want to have alopecia same like after having my son Liam.

 Everyone, meet my doctor.. Dr. Ma. Cristina Fuentes!!! She is such a cool and amazing doctor of mine!
You can talk to her about anything, from your worries, life in general, pregnancy (of course) etc. etc.
She is also very kikay like me! She loves make up, fashion and her hair is amazing!
She was also my dr. for my son Liam.. She took care of me really well while I was in labor and on giving birth. A great coach and I was so happy it was a normal delivery. I hope for my baby, I will still have a normal delivery. But it is really God's decision. Whatever it is, I wanna be with her soon.

To contact her clinic: 2841775
Her clinic is in 3rd Floor, FTC Towers. Just look for Faith.
So tomorrow I will be admitted already. I am scheduled to have labor augmentation. Wish me strength, faith and luck my dear readers!

What is labor augmentation?

If your labor isn't progressing very well, your healthcare practitioner may try to help it along (or "augment" it) by doing something to stimulate your contractions. She may decide to do this if your contractions aren't coming frequently or forcefully enough to dilate your cervix or help move your baby down the birth canal.

How is it done?

Before augmenting your labor, your practitioner will carefully assess your contraction pattern and examine you to find out how much your cervix has effaced (thinned out) and dilated, as well as how far your baby has descended. She'll also pay close attention to your baby's heart rate in response to the contractions you're having, to make sure your baby will be able to tolerate stronger contractions.
Then, if she determines that it's appropriate to augment your labor, you'll be given a drug called oxytocin. This drug (often referred to by the brand name Pitocin) is a synthetic form of the hormone that your body naturally produces during spontaneous labor. You'll receive it through an IV line that's connected to a pump so your practitioner can control the amount of medication you get. (If you're at a birth center and your practitioner decides that you need oxytocin, you'll be transferred to a hospital.)
Your practitioner will start you off with a small dose and gradually increase it until your uterus responds appropriately. How much you'll need depends on the quality of your contractions so far, how sensitive your uterus is to the drug, how much your cervix is dilated, and how far along you are in your pregnancy. As a rule, you're shooting for three to five contractions every ten minutes.
The goal is to give you just enough oxytocin to bring on contractions that dilate your cervix in a timely way and help your baby descend – but not so much that your contractions become too frequent or abnormally long and strong, which could stress your baby. Having more than five contractions in ten minutes (averaged over 30 minutes), single contractions that last longer than two minutes, or contractions that occur within a minute of each other would be considered too much.

While your labor is being augmented, your practitioner will use continuous electronic fetal monitoring to keep tabs on your contractions and your baby's well being.


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