2017/01/11

OUR 6TH MATERNITY CLINIC APPOINTMENT

We had our 6th maternity clinic appointment yesterday, and it was also the last appointment with the nurse who's well... Pretty much all over the place. That's just said nicely. She kind of talks so much that she can't remember what she has asked 5 minutes before, I mean - she asked three times where we live during the appointment. But yeah, we scheduled a new appointment with a new nurse to 2 weeks from now, so maybe the new nurse won't be that all over the place all the time. 


Everything was fine, mostly. 

When you're being pregnant and you have these appointments, you need to go to pee on a stick that shows your protein and glucose levels. That's a must do, every single time. Well, this time it didn't work as I expected it to work. There I was, went to the toilet and realized that there weren't any of those cups left, the ones you usually pee in. Well, I found the plastic drinking mugs and decided that it'll work just fine for the purpose. Then, I moved myself to the bathroom and that hand shower thingy wasn't working at all. It was stuck, so I was unable to wash. Then, I decided that I give the whole thing a go anyways, after all - I was standing at there my pants on my knees already. 

It showed that the protein level was one level above then it usually is, so we checked the blood pressure three times - just to be sure that it might not be pre-eclampsia and it might have been just the fact that I was unable to wash properly. Then, we decided [read: the nurse decided] that I'll go back there in a couple of days and do the test again. Just to make sure. Well, when we were leaving I grabbed a couple of those sticks with me to home so I can measure those levels at home - at home, where there is a working hand shower. 

Baby had grown well. Or well, it had stopped its massive growth spurt and settled down to the chart they watch so closely at the clinic. Heartbeat, which is the best part of those appointments, was completely fine and the baby has turned itself to the head-down position. So yay, only a few more weeks to go and I can pop. 

But yeah, after all - everything is fine. I still can't shake a feeling about pre-eclampsia out of my head, but at least I've said about my concerns. That pee thing might've been just because of the fact that I wasn't able to wash properly and several headaches might've been just because I hadn't been drinking enough water. And those little flooding lights I saw a day before the appointment, might've been normal. Who knows, let's just hope it doesn't get worse than that.

33weeks and 2 days down, less than 7 weeks to go! 

34 comments:

  1. Wow I can only imagine how scary that has to be...I can imagine the nerves you get while in your appointment and you definitely need a more calm and relaxed environment! Hopefully you'll have a much better experience next time...I will keep you in my thoughts for a safe delivery! When are you due?

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  2. I remember a doctor telling me the same thing while pregnant, but she was wrong. I was fine and the baby too, nothing bad happened to us. I know that blood pressure can go high even when a person is nervous, emotional, tired or agitated. I'm sure everything will be okay with you, no need to worry.

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    1. Yeah I guess I was just being nervous :D

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  3. Well, end good, all good. Don't have any concern, everything will be okay! Only a few weeks left, step back, finish any tests in confidence and relax. xo xo

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Helene :-)

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  4. 7 weeks! It's so exciting! You and the little one will be absolutely fine, you fern these little things that pop up from time to time but just relax and focus on having a gorgeous little one very soon! Ree love30

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    1. Haha, can't wait for it to get out :D

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  5. I love finding other preggo blogs! I'm 26 weeks right now and I too am documenting my journey!! I would love to follow you on your journey :)

    www.petiteandpretty.com

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    1. Ooh, congratulations! :-) that is so exciting!

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  6. How nerve-wracking to have to do that every appointment! Hope that the rest of the pregnancy continues smoothly :D

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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    1. Yeah, it's happening on every single appointment, with every one. They want to track your PH, protein levels & sugar levels. With protein level check they'll see if there's protein in my urine and if there is, it might be because of pre-eclampsia (if there's a lot of it) and then they'll send me to hospital. Then again, raised protein levels might be just because of you weren't washing yourself properly (like in my case here) and with sugar levels they want to check if there's too much sugar in the urine. If there is, it might be gestational diabetes. But then again, if you're on the risk group they'll send you to glucose tolerance test on pregnancy weeks 18-22 so it can be seen early and be treated properly. #finnishhealthsystem

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  7. Hi Jasmin, I'm glad everything is going fairly well besides that pee stick thing. I'm sure these things can be such a hassle but it's better to check with the health professionals just to make sure. Hope you're feeling alright. :D

    Ron | Nearby Wanderer

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Ron :-) Everything's fine now :)

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  8. Jasmin, I am so happy that at the end everything is okay. I can't even imagine how scary that appointment was. But, I am sending you lots of love. 7 weeks will pass so fast. :)

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    1. Thank you Zana! I hope that they do haha :D I'm so ready to pop this thing out of me already :D lol.

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  9. Must have been scary. I have experienced preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome in my first pregnancy and I must say it's really good and needed that they check you so proper!

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  10. OMG...dear, sorry for all this situation. Send big hug and love to you. I never been in this situation, I hope you have time for yourself for take enough rest and hope everything is running well until your baby born. I'm so exciting to see of your little one come to this world. Take care and have a wonderful day dear.

    Kintan XOX,
    http://kintanfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm on my maternity leave already so there's a plenty of time to rest haha :-) Thank you Kintan!

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  11. May the next 7 weeks be calm and full of love! I'm glad the at the end everything was okay.

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    1. :-) thank you for your kind words!

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  12. Ohh congrats!! All the best for your little family!
    xo, Margot
    http://thepastelproject.com/

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  13. You must have been so worried about it so hopefully everything is sorted for you now and that you feel much better. Hope the next 7 weeks pass really quickly (and problem free) too :) xx

    The Life of Dee

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    1. I hope that 7 weeks will pass quickly too haha :D

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  14. I had pre-eclampsia with my twins. Had to induce at 35 1/2 weeks because of it. Not good. Hope you don't get it!

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  15. I've heard about pre-eclampsia, one of my friends was telling me about it - must've been scary! Glad you feel better now though! Lots of rest and guineapig cuddles.
    Katja xxx
    www.katnapped.com

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    1. Soooo much guinea pig cuddles! <3

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  16. Every time you go for an appointment it must be so stressful and hoping that everything is going on well! Take care lovely xx

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    1. Nah, it's not that stressful when you get used to it :D

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  17. I had absolutely no idea what was involved in all this process! Congratulations and good luck :-) - Thuymi @ www.adventurefaktory.com

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    1. Oh there's sooo much :D Thank you!

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