Everything is fine.
But, I err on the side of caution, and would always rather call, find out nothing is wrong, and be sent home, than to be left wondering. And worrying. And to find out too late that something was wrong and I should have called.
So yesterday, when I called about a couple symptoms I was having (severe pain and some concern about leaking amniotic fluid), they told me to go to the Women’s Evaluation Unit to get checked, as they couldn’t tell me over the phone. And they said it’s always best to get checked if there is any suspicion whatsoever.
I left work early, met Nathan quickly to give him Liam’s car seat, and then went in. I waited a good hour for a room, and then they did multiple tests to make sure everything was fine. And it was. No leaking here!
They also did a quick ultrasound and a NST. Baby girl is not yet head down, but that isn’t a concern just yet. She also has plenty of fluid – 15 cm to be exact.
As far as the pain goes, we think it is SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction), which is somewhat common in women who have had multiple pregnancies. Unfortunately, there is not much that can be done for it, though my doula (yes, we hired one!) gave me some tips that have been helping (keeping my knees together at night, especially when rolling over, no squatting, etc.). I’m also considering finding a chiropractor and/or accupuncturist who specializes in pregnancy. I was visiting the chiropractor before getting pregnant, but I stopped since he does not specialize in prenatal care and does not have the right equipment. But perhaps it is time to find someone who does.
On another note, I think Juliet is where we are headed in terms of this baby’s name. However, we haven’t actually said “her name is Juliet”.
I’ll end by posting a picture I took last Friday, just a day shy of 26 weeks.
And yes, I know I promised some pictures from a couple weeks ago. I will get them posted soon!