Thursday, December 2, 2010

My 34 weeks sad2 story..

Hello all, Alhamdulillah, today dah masuk 6 months i pregnantkan baby LOVE, and how time flies, kan?? Sedar2 jer nanti, i dah tunggu hari.. Hehehe.. Can't wait?? Oooh, dah tak berani nak guna that statement, 'Tak sabar'.. Sebab last time, bila i selalu guna that statement, my Aidan dalam tummy pun rupa2 nya tak sabar gak nak jumpa mummy and daddy.. Hahaha.. Last2 Aidan keluar awal.. Hehehe.. Alhamdulillah, walaupun Aidan keluar awal, he was a healthy boy, cuma berat yang tak berapa cukup, and size yang agak kecil.. :) Other than that, heart condition, and so forth tak der apa2 masalah.. How i thank Allah, and everyday asyik pray for him.. Tengok anak sendiri dalam incubator and serba serbi keliling Aidan yang memang jauh lagi besar dari my baby, bagi i rasa sayu tak ingat nyer.. Huhuhu.. Sedih2, but tuh cerita lama, and now, Aidan bukan main lasak lagi, and dah pandai itu ini.. Still, bagi mummy sebak plak, sebak sebab kenangkan his progress yang buat mummy sentiasa proud dengan dia.. hehehe.. Mummy yang emo! Kakaka.. Buat camner, it's in my blood! :P Kekekeke..

Okay, as i was reading on my Love's progress at 24 weeks ni, i came across few things yang i should consider, and baca like really thorough, sebab it happened to me before, and actually can happen again, just that, i kena bersedia and take few precaution steps, and maybe take extra careful of what i eat, my activities and stuff.. Yup, it's about Preterm Labour..

I pray so hard that it won't happen this time, and InsyaAllah, i am hoping to go for normal delivery this time.. But, i think i wanna share about what i read just now, just in case ada few mummies out there nak tau on this topic on Early delivery or Preterm labour!

Check it out!

3 Questions About...Preterm labor

More than 12 percent of babies in the United States are born prematurely (before 37 weeks). About a quarter of these births are intentional, meaning that the medical team decides to induce labor early or perform a c-section because of a serious medical condition such as severe or worsening preeclampsia or because the baby has stopped growing. The rest are known as spontaneous preterm births. You may end up having a spontaneous preterm birth if prior to 37 weeks you go into labor, your water breaks, or your cervix dilates with no contractions.

While there are some known risk factors for preterm labor, such as having certain genital tract infections, placental problems, or cervical insufficiency, in many cases no one knows what causes a woman to go into labor before term. So it's important for all pregnant women to learn the signs of premature labor and what to do if it happens to you.

What are the signs of preterm labor?

Call your midwife or doctor right away if you're having any of the following symptoms before 37 weeks:
• An increase in vaginal discharge
• A change in the type of discharge — if it becomes watery, mucus-like, or bloody (even if it's pink or just tinged with blood)
• Any vaginal bleeding or spotting
• Abdominal pain, menstrual-like cramping, or more than four contractions in one hour (even if they don't hurt)
• An increase in pressure in the pelvic area (a feeling that your baby is pushing down)
• Low back pain, especially if you didn't previously have back pain

These symptoms can be confusing because some of them, such as pelvic pressure or low back pain, occur during normal pregnancies too, and early contractions may just be harmless Braxton Hicks contractions. But it's always better to be safe than sorry, so call your midwife or doctor right away if you're experiencing anything unusual.

What should I do if I think I'm going into labor prematurely?

If you have signs of preterm labor or think you're leaking amniotic fluid, call your practitioner, who'll likely have you go to the hospital for further assessment. Once there, your medical team will monitor your contractions, watch your baby's heart rate, and test your urine for signs of infection. A doctor or midwife will do a speculum exam to see whether your membranes have ruptured. She may swab your cervix and vagina and send one sample to the lab to check for an infection and another for a fetal fibronectin (fFN) test. This test analyzes your cervical and vaginal fluid for the presence of a protein that helps bind the amniotic sac to the lining of your uterus. Between 24 and 34 weeks, elevated levels of fFN mean that this "glue" is disintegrating ahead of schedule (due to contractions or injury to the amniotic sac). A negative result means that it's highly unlikely that you'll give birth in the next week or two, which can set your mind at ease and allow your practitioner to hold off on treatments that may prove to be unnecessary.

Will my baby be okay if he's born early?

The closer your baby is to full term at birth, the more likely he is to survive and the less likely he is to have health problems. Premature babies born between 34 and 37 weeks generally do fine, although they are still at higher risk for short- and long-term problems compared to babies born full term. On the other end of the continuum are babies who are extremely premature: These days, some babies born as early as 24 weeks (or even a bit earlier) may survive thanks to advances in neonatal care, but these extremely preterm infants require significant medical interventions and long stays in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), and the survivors often have serious long-term problems.

Ya Allah, full term please.. Amin..
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