Bump watch: 31 weeks

bump watch 31 weeks

Today I am writing my 31 week update from my hospital bed.

I went for my midwife check up this morning – as I have mentioned before I am being seen more regularly as I am measuring big for dates and have had 2 premature babies previously. I was measured today and the midwife was concerned about the rate of growth since my last appointment, and so after a quick phone call I was on my way to the larger consultant led hospital for a review. That’s where I am now.

I have had an AFI scan – to check the amniotic fluid index, or fluid levels. As expected these were above the maximum ‘allowed’ point on the chart and so I waited to see a consultant. I have now been admitted for monitoring. If all is well with the trace I can go home and come back next week for a repeat scan. If the measurements at that stage are still too high I will be given steroids to mature the baby’s lungs just in case he/she decides to make an early appearance. If todays monitoring is not normal, here I shall stay. 

Keep your fingers crossed for me. A premature labour has always been on the cards, and it is a very real prospect. But just not yet. I’m not ready yet.



  1. April 27, 2015 / 2:16 pm

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you. Hoping baby hangs on in there for a few more weeks x
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  2. Alex Gladwin
    April 27, 2015 / 2:51 pm

    Oh no you must be so worried, I’m keeping my fingers firmly crossed for you!! xx

  3. April 27, 2015 / 3:36 pm

    Oh what a worry Kate, I take it they have tested for diabetes? I hope you get some answers soon. Seems your babies are always in such a rush to meet the mummy xx
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  4. April 28, 2015 / 1:16 am

    Keeping everything crossed for you Kate, hope you and baby are ok xxx

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