Last week I got an urgent phone call out of the blue to go into hospital and get my bloods checked. Following the results of the previous Monday’s tests the hospital was concerned for my well-being and that history could potentially be repeating itself.
With my daughter I got to 36 weeks before Pre-eclampsia, Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure and more took a hold of my body and deemed that she were to be born the very next day by elective c section. Perhaps the scariest thing at the time was not realising how ill I actually was as I felt well within myself. So how all these things could be happening to my body and me not realise seemed odd.
I spent the afternoon having various tests run on my body and the results were supposed to be returned to me an hour later. Although most of these were and they were better than the previous Monday’s one thing was left unaccounted for. Finally 4 hours later I was told that was fine too and I could go home.
According to the doctors you need blood sugar levels of 5 or more in order to drive so when I tested them and discovered I was 3.9 a snack box was soon delivered to my bedside.
Scare over I was asked to go back in on Thursday and the Sonographer was pleased to see that little one measured well. We are still keeping to having a surprise but with all the scans I'm sure all the hospital knows but us. We know one thing for sure though they are a right little wriggler like their big sister. They also seem to be heavier than she was at birth so maybe they’ll sleep straight through the night and not be nocturnal.
This is turning into one roller coaster of a ride and someone has hit the fast forward button.
Did you discover an underlying health condition during your pregnancy? How did you cope with the roller coaster ride? Or did you sail straight through without a care in the world?