Thursday, June 16, 2011

Pregnancy update - 28 weeks

On Tuesday I had my antenatal appt. The Dr's were happy with the ultrasound and Glucose Blood Test results. I had to do a wee test which showed a have a UTI so have been put on antibiotics. That surprised me as I had no symptoms what so ever.

They are concerned about me showing the same symptoms as I showed with my youngest son before I went into pre term labour. So I am being sent for another ultrasound today to check the size of my cervix to make sure it isn't shortening and a follow up on bubbys growth.

They are starting to track his growth now, just in case I do go into labour early. I asked what will happen if my cervix is shortening. He said that I'll have to be transferred to the bigger, more equipped hospital, as this hospital isn't equipped for such prem babies, which I was already aware of, but I thought they might have a drug that could stop/delay the cervix shortening. He told me they don't and they can only interfere once labour has begun.

As frightening as it is knowing there's a small chance he could come early, I know he will be in good hands, as they are preparing for the worst just in case.

I've got a follow up appt next Tuesday and will see what he says. He's mentioned he has a plan in place for me, and has allerted other Dr's. Me being the ditz I am didn't think to ask what the plan was or what it means. I'm guessing it might mean the extra scans, test etc, but I'm not sure, and hopefully I'll remember to ask him next week.

But for now, I can't wait to see bubby again later today :)


  1. I have my fingers crossed that bub stays put for the next 8 or so weeks Tubbah.
    Good luck with your scan, can they do a cerclage if your cervix is thinning?
    Remember to take it easy and look after yourself.

  2. Thanx Peta, me too. I'm not sure about the cerclage, I heard somewhere they don't do them after 24 weeks, maybe because there's a chance of survival from that time.