Monday, 28 January 2019

33 Weeks Pregnant - Baby #4

Baby
This week baby is 4.2lbs and 43.7cm long. The brain and nervous system are full developed and baby is starting to develop their own immune system. The skin is becoming less and less wrinkled as fat is forming under the skin. The skin is also looking a lot less red because of this too. 



Symptoms 
This week was quite eventful. I ended up in hospital for 4 hours. I was having heart palpitations and shortness of breath. The heart palpitations are quite frequent in this pregnancy but the shortness of breath isn't usually an issue. I was also having reduced movements so I phoned the midwife and she told me to go to A&E first to get checked out and then up to get the baby monitored. Whilst at A&E I had an ecg and everything came back normal. Just before we got there I started having quite regular braxton hicks around 3 minutes apart. Once I was with the midwife I mentioned this and after sitting on the monitor for half an hour they started to get concerned about my contractions and I was having pressure in my hips. By this point baby was moving up a storm, always happens as soon as the monitor is on. They called a doctor to come see me. He said he wanted to check me to make sure the contractions weren't changing my cervix and luckily they weren't so we got to go home. On the monitor they were reading around 40-50 and normal labour contractions read around 100, person depending. 
A couple of days later i had yet more regular braxton hicks at 4-5 minutes apart for 2 hours. 
I've also had the usual dry skin, heart burn, pelvic pain and also my nose is bleeding a little in the mornings. 
Baby also feels lower and lower each day.

Nicola Xx

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