4.15.2008

Dr. Appointment

I went into the doctor today for a routine check-up, for anyone interested in stats: The baby's heartbeat was 140-148BPM I saw the nurse practitioner because my doc was on vacation. The baby was moving around a lot, so I don't know if that was accurate...my last appointment the heart rate was 165BPM,and the time before that it was 175BPM. She says she thinks its a boy "just because" I guess I wouldn't be to surprised either. This is usually how it goes, I start doubting my "feeling" right before my ultrasound As long as s/he is healthy, we're happy. I also do a lot of stressing right beforehand....on the "up" side, I gained another 3lbs. I was reading in Fit Pregnancy while I was there that belly dancing can help ease the pain of labor. I guess it can't hurt anything. I plan to do this along with Yoga, and hopefully it will help. My guess is it is still going to hurt ALOT, but at least I am in better shape when I'm done.

5 comments:

Lindsay said...

yeah, i've heard that belly dance is good too... i guess in the middle east it was the thing to do instead of lamaze (like they had lamaze centuries ago...). the only way to have a pain-free labor is to have your second epidural about an hour before the baby is born... i didn't feel A THING!! anyhoo, about e's plane ticket; i have no idea either, but it happened! she's flying in on united tomorrow night. you'll have to ask her about it, she can explain herself better than i can... :) oh- glad you had a good appt!

Busy Bee's Daycare said...

My cousin went to the chiro once a week for every week she was pregnant, and she had a very low-pain labor...no drugs or anything. Considering trying it for my next pregnancy!

Tim & Melissa said...

Hey Amber...that's my post above. Didn't realize I was still signed into my daycare blog!

Amber said...

I go to the chiro about once a week for the last 8 weeks...so far I had one drug free labor, and two where I had an IV drug. With Trae I had the drug, and he was born 20 min. later, so I guess it relaxed me enough that he could turn.

Bill, Shanda, Kylie & Karena said...

I agree w/the chiro thing! Went the whole pregnancy w/both Kylie & Karena and had 2 drug/free low-pain labors! I would totally recommend for everyone :)

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