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Well I had my doctors appt this morning at 11:15am. I mentioned the vaginal pain and twinges. She said as long as i wasn't bleeding and they weren't persistant and went away when i rested and drank water that I shouldn't worry but if they kept happening that i should go to the hospital. In the morning the baby's heartbeat was 163BPM.

Anyways I start work at 3pm so I had a nap before work, drank lots of water and headed out. At around 5pm I noticed that they were actually getting worse and i felt alot of pressure in my vaginal area and in my tailbone (i don't know why my tailbone feels so weird). So called my SO who works with me and we went to the hospital.

They took my blood and urine, asked me a billion questions and tried to find the heartbeat. It took the nurse a long time beause she kept thinking my heartbeat was the babys and I had to keep telling her it was mine. I started kind of panicking anyway and my heartrate went up but as soon as she changed the side she was looking for it on she found it. It was at 174BMP which the doctor said was perfect and that it was probably a bit higher because of my stress and doppler poking around.

Then they told me my HCG levels were at 17 000 which he also said was perfect. I have an ultrasound at 7:40am tomorrow, not just to check the baby but to check my appendix, intestines, stomach etc. to see if theres something wrong there that could be causing pain or pressure. He said unless I start bleeding its probably just stretching but wanted to make sure.

Anyways that was my stressful day. I'm surprised I have YET to have any kind of internal exam even at the doctors office. I thought they might want to check my cervix or whatever? Who knows. So wish me luck tomorrow!
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replied June 19th, 2008
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Really? I have pains like that all the time, I figure its normal. awesome that you have an ultrasound though. Get to see the little bean
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replied June 19th, 2008
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It wasn't so much the pain that was worrying me, but i felt ALOT of pressure. And my uterus is supposed to be moving out of my pelvis and into my abdomen so I don't know why it felt that way. I know in later pregnant people have alot of pressure down there but my baby is still only like 7 or 8cm and doesn't weigh too much so i'm not sure why I would be feeling any.

My doctor told me to go though so I thought i'd rather be on the safe side and make sure everything was good.

And yep I did at least get an ultrasound out of it!
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replied June 19th, 2008
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lol yeah ultrasounds are awesome. i feel pressure too, I think its because of your uterus getting bigger, and heavier.
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replied June 19th, 2008
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im sorry you had a bad day. Let us know how your appt goes tmw!!! I hope its just the normal stretching!!
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replied June 19th, 2008
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Thanks Amethyst. I'm really glad you feel the same thing, and I guess your right the uterus is getting bigger and i mean the baby is still sitting SUPER low so I imagine right now it could cause pressure.

Thanks trijos. Luckily they don't think anyone is wrong with the baby, they said he/she is developing perfectly, great heartbeat and normal amount of amniotic fluid, theyre more concerned about some of my other organs. Oh well I'm trying not to worry too much and hope for the best!
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what time is your u/s tmw?
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It's at 8am but i have to be there 20 minutes before that (so at 7:40am) UGH! lol I work afternoons and dont usuallly finish work till 12 at night so its going to be a longgg day
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replied June 19th, 2008
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oh wow...you will have a long day. You better get to bed lol. i hope it goes ok with your organs...let us know tmw when you get back!!! GOOD LUCK!
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replied June 20th, 2008
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You do not need your cervix checked! The doctor shouldn't go poking around in there because of risk of infection and risk of starting a chain reaction - they poke their finger into your cervix, your cervix can start changing. A lot of doctors wait until a woman is in active labor before he ever does any poking around in there!
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replied June 20th, 2008
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Ingi, I figured that was why they didn't check it. I had just assumed (especially prior to being pregnant) that I would have had at least one internal exam, but maybe its not necessary.

Anyways the ultrasound was ok. I saw the baby for a brief little while and everything was fine on that end, lots of kicking and still good heartbeat. The pain seems to have subsided but I won't know what the actual results of the abdominal ultrasound were until my doctor calls me (she only calls if somethings wrong). So ill wait and see. I think the pressure has something to do with my colitis but I'm not a doctor. In the meantime I'm going to enjoy my day off work.
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replied June 20th, 2008
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By the way i wasn't insinuating that they check my cervix in the sense of "shoving their fingers" up there, I was thinking more along the lines of a simple internal examination
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replied June 20th, 2008
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When your cervix is checked, they do so by sticking their fingers inside of it. That is how they check for dilation.
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