40 Weeks Midwife Appointment…

10 Sep

I’m now 3 days past my due date and feeling LARGE…


I had a home visit yesterday from Carol, my midwife, who brought along a student MW too.

…baby is most of the way engaged, and does appear to have moved into a more favourable Occiput Anterior position though, which is great news!

What wasn’t great news was that my urine had protein in it again. It was just one + but enough for Carol to worry so it was off to hospital again for me last night. I wasn’t worried because I knew I hadn’t drunk enough again.

After a long wait, I finally saw the midwife, did another urine sample, had some blood tests taken and my blood pressure read. My blood pressure was a little higher but not worryingly, so I sat waiting patiently for her to come back and tell me my urine was fine.

How naive of me…my protein was ++ by this point.

I tried to be positive and asked if it might be a UTI…it was a possibility but the midwife didn’t think so. Sure enough, when my blood tests came back I was told that I have mild pre-eclampsia.

So here I am, back in hospital this morning to be induced.

I really didn’t want intervention of this kind but I had told myself that I would do whatever needed to be done for the health of our baby. I asked for a sweep and to be induced on Friday to give natural labour a chance, but they didn’t have room for me so it had to be today.

I had been worried that the sweep would be painful, but it ended up being less uncomfortable than a smear. A pleasant surprise amidst the worry. The midwife told me that I was a centimetre dilated so that was quite encouraging, but it was still quite thick so not as encouraging as it could have been.

I was quite calm and resigned to it at the day centre last night, but as the evening wore on I found myself getting more and more tense. I didn’t sleep well/much and I woke up feeling sick with nerves, gutted that labour hadn’t started naturally after the sweep (along with a hot curry, a walk and an hour of bouncing on the swiss ball).

So here I am!

I was actually in slow labour when I got here so I’m still hopeful that I might avoid the hormone drip. All I can do is wait and see…


Posted by on September 10, 2015 in Baby, Life, Pregnancy


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4 responses to “40 Weeks Midwife Appointment…

  1. Flourishing Fledglings

    September 10, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Hope all goes well!


    September 10, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Oh noooo flipping inductions. You absolutely can do this – you’re strong woman. Don’t worry if you have to have the drip, obviously it’s not ideal but it isn’t the end of the road, just stay on a ball or standing up as much as you can. Really hope you get the birth you want, thinking of you xx

  3. Georgina

    September 10, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Very best of luck to you, baby will be here soon! X


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