As many of you know, pregnancy does not come easy for me. Easy to get preggo but not easy staying pregnant. I have been hesitant to share information about this pregnancy because well it’s complicated. At the time, I honestly didn’t want a ton of comments saying not to worry………..all I do is worry.
I am not at peace.
After delivering at 26 weeks with my last child, my Drs are treating me with great caution and keeping a very watchful eye on me. All the ultrasounds have been great, and they have not found any area of uterine dehisence like we had with the last pregnancy. I have been taking Progesterone once a week in the form of a VERY painful shot to the butt to keep my uterus calm.
Well it is not staying calm. My uterus is irritable…..kind of like me right now.
Lats night, while at work my uterus decided it would contract every 3 minutes for over an hour. I tried to hide it since I am in a very busy ER, and this was not the time to be having these shenanigans. I guess my facial expressions of worry and fear overcame my attempts to keep it hidden while I prayed they would stop. My co-worker figured it out. So, I left the hospital in an ambulance to go to another hospital. I am sure my patients were quite confused.
The monitors showed that yes indeed at 23 weeks, I was having regular contractions. Not cervical changing contractions but contractions at that. I put the nice new 20 something year old intern into a frenzy. The contractions eventually stopped after 2 bags of fluids and a shot of Breathine- which by the way is like injecting 20 espressos into your body!! My heart was going to beat out of my chest!
I now am on bedrest. No activity for me, since when I start moving around the uterus gets cranky again. I have an appt on Tuesday with the maternal fetal Drs again, and they are going to start treating me more aggressively with steroids for lung development and Procardia for the contractions. I will be sure to share pictures of the lovely swollen ankles that come along with that medication.
So that is the story of the irritable uterus.
Please pray that my uterus will be just like this at least for another few weeks…………….
Leaving mommy smiling too 🙂