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#1 Carpe Librarium

Posted 15 June 2014 - 10:04 AM

Now that we're getting into 3rd trimester stuff, I want to share with you a comment I found on another site.
If you think something might be 'off' or you're worried about the baby's current wellbeing AT ALL, IN ANY WAY, call your obstetrician, your midwife, your hospital. Or, don't call, just march yourself right into their premises.

"As someone who used to work on the L&D Floor, please don’t wait. Yes, the Mom-Who-Freaks-About-Nothing may be slightly annoying, but she is a Million times better then the Mom who’s 8 months pregnant, doesn’t feel her child move for 3 days, but doesn’t call because she didn’t want to “be a bother” – your heart breaks when she walks by, crying, hand in her husbands, knowing she’s about to spend 15 hours in labor so she can bury her child. DO NOT WAIT. Be a bother, be a royal-pain-in-the-ass, be annoying. Call 50 times a day. Whatever it takes to make sure you’er okay and you’re baby is okay. Even the annoyed nurses would rather that then a child in danger." - Lauren

The above comment is on this article, and I really recommend reading the article and all the comments: http://alphamom.com/...eek-thirty-two/

First time mother, or seasoned veteran, this baby is in YOU. If you are worried, kick up a stink until you're satisfied with the response.

#2 Perpetual Sound

Posted 15 June 2014 - 01:23 PM

Yep - they all prefer you to get checked out. I had a scare with Henry at 28 weeks and they were brilliant. They are happy to put your mind at ease.

You and your baby are never a bother.

#3 Navy Blue Ladybird

Posted 15 June 2014 - 01:47 PM

I presented to the RWH on several occasions with things like reduced movement, ? fluid leak, sharp abdominal pain, general malaise, visual disturbance. Every time, I was treated with care and concern.  We apologised for being panicky future parents but the staff never made us feel anything but reassured and that we'd behaved sensibly.

#4 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 15 June 2014 - 01:56 PM

Yes, good advice.

#5 gracie1978

Posted 15 June 2014 - 02:14 PM

Thank you for this, I've been unwell this week and felt so much better when I got checked out.

Stay safe September buddies :)

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