Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday Drama

Warning - TMI!

I woke up this morning to find that I had lots of watery discharge. I was a little freaked out, and read my pregnancy books which said watery discharge warrants a call to your OB. I also had some very mild cramping - I wasn't sure if that was really significant or not. I called my OB office, planning to leave a message for my OB. I ended up speaking with a lady who told me I needed to go to the ER in case it was my waters breaking. Holy shit! I wasn't exactly frantic, but I was very concerned. We got to the ER within about 15-20 minutes of the phone call, and luckily only spent 5-10 minutes in the ER before they took me round to OB triage. I had to go in a wheelchair - hospital policy, which I understand, but I felt really silly since I could walk just fine! Anyway, we waited maybe 30 minutes to see someone in OB triage, and then I was hooked up to monitors to check my blood pressure (which was high to begin with, because I was stressed out!) and they also did a NST to monitor the baby and my uterus. I've never had one of those before, but it was pretty cool to hear baby boy's heartbeat and to hear him move around! It was kind of crazy, he was moving a ton. The nurse even commented on how active he was!

There was no evidence of any contractions, thankfully. My urine was tested - everything was fine. The nurse checked my cervix - closed, thank goodness. She used a speculum to have a look around in there - everything was fine. I was discharged with instructions to follow up with my OB at my next appointment (a week on Monday).

I felt a little silly going to the hospital, but I would've felt much worse if I hadn't gone in and it had turned out to be something. It's a relief to know everything's OK - definitely worth spending 2 and a half hours making sure, anyway!

Hopefully this little guy will stay put for at least another 11 weeks! :)


  1. Whew! Glad everything was okay. Better safe than sorry though, right?!

    1. Thanks! Yep, definitely better safe than sorry! :)

  2. I am so glad too, I think that you made the right choice going, I'd want to know!