Ok ladies. If you pray, I'd appreciate all the prayers I can get. On Monday, I went to the OB's office. They did an internal exam and discovered that I've lost my mucus plug. The Dr. assured me that it doesn't necessarily mean I will deliver soon, but to keep on top of the changes my body is going through and to head to the hospital if I'm contracting. I am supposed to rest and not do anything un-necessary. (like there isn't anything to do at home!) I had my anesthesia consult. They decided that with my heart history, that I should have a spinal or epidural to limit the stress placed on my heart. Which means a schedualed delivery because my labors are so quick. Ok, they are telling a 4x natural delivery Mom that she has to have interventions. ( I hate the idea of not being able to feel baby delivering, but I don't want to jeopardize my health) Also, I had to see my Cardiologist for a consult. He decided that since there is added stress already on my heart they would put me on a beta-blocker to protect me from further damage. Since I plan on breast feeding, I can only take this medication until delivery. (my resting pulse rate was 110, sitting was 130 and standing was 140+) I also failed my 1 hour glucose test. So I have to Carbo-build for three days and redo the 3 hour fasting test, and take an Iron pill and a 81mg aspirin.
I hate medicine. I try not to put anything into my body that doesn't need to be there. Of course I will do whatever it takes to cook this baby until it's ready and safe to be born.
on Feb. 6, 2008 at 6:27 PM