I started a post on Friday afternoon, to tell you all about my BlogHer experience up until that point- but never finished writing it. I’ll do that eventually, but in the meantime, I wanted to update you all on my drama.
A few nights ago, while still in NYC for the conference, I was laying in my hotel room and I felt a pop and gush. I thought my water broke- not a good thing, especially at only like 14 weeks. In all my pregnancies, I’ve never had it spontaneously rupture, so I’m not really sure what it feels like. But I had just used the restroom, so I was pretty sure it wasn’t that- plus I’m pretty early on so it’s not like the baby is putting a bunch of pressure on my bladder.
I know there’s nothing they can do if your water breaks that early. You can’t stop a miscarriage, and I was hesitant to go to an ER in the middle of NYC. I called my MFM who said I should call the OB. I called the OB who said to call the MFM. Super helpful, right?
I ended up going to the ER once I got back to my mom’s house, after BlogHer was over. I was seen pretty quickly and one of the first things they did was an ultrasound- where I got to see and hear the baby’s heartbeat which was 151! Then I had to wait for what felt like forever but was actually quite fast in ER time for the technician to read the scan.
When they did, they said my cervix was closed and long, and that the baby appeared to have plenty of fluids surrounding him. Also- the baby measured 14 weeks 6 days- which is 8 days further than my EDD has me at (13 weeks 5 days). A huge issue in my past pregnancies is IUGR, so this is pretty great news. I was released, and I’ll follow up on Thursday when I get back to NC.
At my first ultrasound, the OB mentioned a subchorionic hematoma. Because there was no evidence of it at the scan they did in the ER, they said it’s possible that it is what I passed when I felt the gush and bled afterwards. I hope so, and I hope it’s the last of my pregnancy issues this time!