Friday, February 22, 2013


I cramped like normal PMS cramps last night.  I was kind of worried, but we checked with the doppler and Wiggler's heart was still beating away.  And the cramping was on my left side, where the heart beat was.  But I called the clinic this morning just to make sure.  The nurse called me back just before 12 and said that it was normal for women to experience cramps as the uterus grows, but that I should rest for the rest of today and drink 64 oz water (not a problem, I've been drinking lots anyway). 

Then I asked her a few more ?'s.  Like was it safe to be drinking our well water through a Brita filter, was it safe to use the doppler a few times a week, as we've been doing... she said well water should be fine, as long as it's filtered (I switched to bottled at Mat's insistence) she thought the doppler was ok, but she would check with the Dr and call me back today if it wasn't.

So I've been relaxing and watching Netflix most of the day.

I just got a call from the nurse and the Dr wants me to stop using the doppler altogether.  I asked if it was ok on an emergency basis, and she said yes, but very sparingly.  The funny thing is I told the doctor about our doppler at the last visit, she seemed fine with it and even asked what kind of reading we got.  I guess a couple-few times a week is just too much....

The nurse also advised me that if I still feel crampy, rest again tomorrow.  And if cramps resurface, rest but to call the clinic.  She said if it gets worse over the weekend, go ahead and go to the hospital.  I'm pretty far from that point... and not bleeding at all... I haven't even taken any tylenol yet today.  But it's nice to have a back up plan for over the weekend.

So, prayers are appreciated!  I'm sure that most women wouldn't even think twice if they had these cramps in their pregnancy... but, we've lost babies before so I worry a bit more.


  1. It's crazy how doctors have such different opinions. My doctor said that using a doppler was no problem. I've ended up only using it occasionally because I didn't want the stress of not being able to find the heartbeat. ha.
    Now, I can kind of tell I'm pregnant, so I haven't had any worries. But it's nice to know it's there just in case.
    Hope you're feeling well! Are you going to find out the gender?

    1. Yes, we're going to find out the gender (if we can). We have an ultrasound next week :)

      I know about Dr's having different opinions. My RE down at NEDC said no more than one caffienated drink per day, and my OB here says I can have up to 4 sodas a day! I don't... I really pretty rarely have caffeine, but the different opinions are so strange!