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.