Sorry I never got back to update after the last post. I did hear back from the nurses about the spotting. They didn’t have me come in, but I did get some more clarity on my last ultrasound. There apparently is some placenta previa with local abruptions. Not much I can do about any of this, but hope that it resolves itself as the baby grows.
Knowing this did give me a few new fears though. Because what would motherhood be without a few more irrational fears?! My biggest fear is the previa not correcting itself and then not having any option, but a cesarean delivery. Then throw on top of that the concern of an early delivery, possibly causing a NICU stay for the baby.
Really though, I’m trying hard not to think of all the bad things and just taking each day more that the baby bakes as a blessing.
In other news, after almost a week of getting sick every.single.morning. I talked with the nurses at my OB office about my acid reflux and horrid gag reflex. My voice was hoarse from throwing up just stomach acid. I was to the point where it didn’t matter if I ate right away after getting up or waited – my body was determined to purge.
My OB did not want me to continue on this path – so they prescribed an anti-nausea medication to help while they looked into other options. In addition, I’m taking Prilosec every day. They are working with a GI specialist to get me through this and I will more than likely have to have a consult either during my pregnancy or after to make sure I’m not causing anymore lifelong damage. The specialist did make a new recommendation – so I’ll be on Prilosec and liquid Maalox to combat the issue. If it continues to get worse, then I’ll definitely be in to see them.
I have stopped getting sick every morning, but I’m still coughing from the acid and have a raspy voice.
On the bright side – I’m feeling lots of baby movement and tomorrow is the big anatomy (20 week) ultrasound!! Wooo!! Pending of course a crappy snow storm that wants to hit my area – they’re talking over a foot of snow. Yuck!