5.31.2009

I Guess I Do Know My Body

So I went to L&D, and felt silly, but something just seemed off. They hooked me up to a monitor for two hours and hooked the boys up to fetal monitors. The small amount of tightening I was feeling did NOT register as contractions. My OB was on call at the hospital, he thinks that is braxton hicks or the boys moving. As for the achenes and just not feeling right, turns out I have a pretty bad urinary tract infection. I guess I do know my body! I don't know what my body is telling me, but I know when it is "off."

The cervix was still long and closed. I asked the OB how far I would have to make it to delivery here in town. He told me 28 weeks and gave me a 99% chance of making it there and farther. That put a huge smile on my face, he told me I am doing just fine and my cervix was great today. I am NOT in pre-term labor, I have a UTI. I am now popping antibiotics and chugging cranberry juice. Oh and he put me on progesterone supplements which have been shown to keep the uterus calm and keep labor away.

SO GLAD I WENT!!!!

7 comments:

Bobbi said...

So Glad it went well! The progesterone will help. I am also a home health nurse for prgnant women and give weekly 17 P shots to prevent PTL, which is a progesterone based injection. Glad those boys are growing and the cervix is long. You are doing great on your bedrest and can't wait until it's time to see your boys!

Fullers1006 said...

Wow I totally know what its like to have a horrible UTI! I blogged all about that! I thought I would day! Thank goodness you caught it b/f it got to bad! I had one for 14 days and they said mine was bad enough that if we weren't treating it it could have put me into Pre-term labor! Well I am praying you start feeling better! Glad it wasn't contractions!

Ryan said...

So glad everything with the babies is fine. Listen to your body. Take it easy! Hugs.

Mimi said...

Oh thank goodness!!! The last thing I want to see from you is you are in labor. Those boys need to cook momma!!!! Take care of that UTI!!

Hugs,
Kami

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

im so glad it was JUST a UTI! good job, trusting your instinct that something wasnt right!

twondra said...

I'm so glad you went too! I hope you're feeling better real soon. Thinking of you!!

Anonymous said...

I also had the progestrone from 16 weeks on and it is really great stuff! It should make all the difference in terms of preterm labor. BEst of everythingto you and the babies!