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So... This is my 2nd pregnancy to make it to the 3rd trimester. With my first who is now 16 months, I had to do twice weekly testing. I ended up on bed rest with her due to high risk due to hemorraging and elevated blood pressure. Now I am 26 weeks along and my Dr. is requesting I start up the twice a week appointments again. He is concerned due to slightly elevated blood pressure and the fact I went into early labor (it was stopped and she was born 39w1d) with my first around this time frame. I really don't mind, because he is being precautious and getting my baby here safely is my top priority.
I was just wondering if anyone else has had twice a week testing and when their appointments started: appointments are for BPP one day and NST the second day. Just curious because this is my pregnancy normal: whereas other mommas do bi-weekly starting between 28-30 weeks, and then go weekly after 36.
Does it make you feel different than other pregnant people, seeing the Dr twice as much as others as far along as you?
It can be difficult to do things " out of the ordinary" when you are pregnant, but your doctor is just being cautious with you---which is a good thing. Keep your spirits up and focus on the fact that you don't have much farther to go!!! Good luck
I don't have to go twice a week, but I do have to go once a week instead of biweekly. I am almost to my last month, so it would have happened soon anyway. It is for your safety and your baby's though. It is good to do.
I think the thing to focus on is what a gift it will be to have a healthy baby sister or brother for your daughter! I just love the picture of the two of you in your profile and your daughter is just beautiful! What a busy mamma you are going to be chasing two of them around the house!
Focus on healthy!