On the sunday that has just passed, i discovered slight spotting (aka light bleeding like in the beginning or end of a period). No discomforts but still a cause for concern. I know it's plausible during the 1st trimester but not much heard during 2nd tri. Checked out the internet and found not much answers other than saying to contact doctor. It wasn't really serious so i dropped my gynae an email asking about it, which he replied (at 11pm!) to better drop by in the morning to check. Which we did...a lil too early and waited till like 1030am before my gynae could see me.
Anyway thru the ultrasound scan, we could see that the placenta is a lil low lying and was given 3 days MC bed rest. (3 days! wah...and i'm feeling quite well though..but ok better safe than sorry. anyway i still worked on monday till 830pm. thank God my work is somewhat a 'desk-bound' job)
anyway what's low lying placenta? Meaning the placenta is situated lower in the uterus, closer to the woman's cervix. A low-lying placenta at this stage of pregnancy is regarded as normal because the lower segment of the uterus has not fully formed yet. As many as 15% to 20% (one in five to six) of pregnancies have a low lying placenta.
so hopefully it will move up somehow...
was given medication to relax the womb and multivitamins (fish oil and calcium) which all added up to $88.81. good thing consultation was part of the package we took up. (it's a $758 package). gosh..the money to spend!
but got to see baby again..and sometimes i can't really make out the ultra sound images...other than the arms and legs.
can see baby's nose and the heartbeat pulsing away (during the ultrasound scan)
baby's arm..but i can't really figure out what position
baby's spine quite clear
and this time as usual baby's been quite active rolling and moving about. it's quite exciting feeling baby inside moving and kicking (usually in the mid day and night time), and feeling baby's heartbeat and sometimes i can feel baby on one side of belly and then after that move to the other.
this time dr.tan said that baby could most likely a girl (a girl!! :) )but still can't confirm. so we'll see how in 2 weeks time when we go for the detailed scan.
really 2nd trimester is a wonderful time of the pregnancy where i feel a lot more energetic (but i still need my sunday naps), and enjoying the wonders of baby growing in me. though somethings are sinking in...like getting tired after too much walking, finding it difficult to fall asleep (oh dear it's starting...especially finding a good position).