1stdating info

28 Jun

This is where our wonderful ultrasound machines can make a crucial difference.

With today's modern equipment, we can obtain very reliable images and measurements of even very early pregnancies, sometimes even seeing a heartbeat as early as 5-6 weeks!

Other information used to calculate the gestational age, or the number of weeks and days from the first day of the last menstrual period (LMP), includes the size of the uterus on pelvic bimanual examination.

However, it is extremely common to encounter patients who have irregular or infrequent menstrual cycles, or have fibroid tumors that cause their uterus to feel enlarged on pelvic exam, or who conceive shortly after a pregnancy ends (without ever actually having had a period after the last pregnancy), or who got pregnant while taking birth control pills, and these situations often render the above methods useless and misleading when trying to figure out a reliable EDC.

I later realised after reading my notes the twins were born by Ventouse and I had an Episiotomy.

A nurse brought them in to me, but I was so out of it on drugs I didn't want to hold them.

I think I was freaking out more that I was going to be on my own.

The place was impeccable as when we first stayed to celebrate our 1st dating anniversary several years ago.I'm knackered, I look over to my mum who's holding twin 2 and my partner holding twin 1.I don't get to see or hold my twins for another 12 hours, as I've lost so much blood I had to have 2 blood transfusions, and was hardly eating.I was signed off work for most of the pregnancy due to the fact I couldn't walk any more than 10 minutes without being in severe pain. At 6 months I looked like I was 9 months and was diagnosed with anemia and gestational diabetes, so was taking 4 iron tablets a day and 4 metformin tablets. Thinking back to the night when my waters broke I was 35 weeks.My partner and I were not living together (we've had a long distance relationship for 5 years) and my mum was working night shifts for the nhs.