Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fluid Levels

...are up! Yay! I had my ultrasound this morning, and my amniotic fluid is at 12. Which is good, because it was at 9 last week. Not that that's too bad, but if it had gone down this week, even after all the extra water I've been drinking, then it could have been. Because I've had a C-section, and am having a VBAC this time (God willing) this stuff really gets important. I can't be induced by using Pitocin, because it's too hard on my uterus. I can do natural things like walking, ect., but that doesn't always work. So if my levels had been even lower, then my doctor may have suggested we schedule a C-section. But they're up, which is great. I still have to get an ultrasound done every week now until I deliver our beautiful baby, to keep an eye on things, but I'm not as worried as I was. I just have to keep focused on drinking water.

My doctor's appointment yesterday was a good one. My doula came to visit the doctor and see how things were going. I'm dilated a little more than 1cm still. Also, my Group B Strep test came back negative. Yay! So my doctor said I can labor at home for as long as I want. I plan on making it to the hospital in time to push. ;-)

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