Had my 3rd midwife call out today to check bp, sample and swelling. Last night i had the worst headache and blurred vision so was sent straight to my maternity unit.
Blood taken, another sample and monitored blood pressure, baby heart beat and movements over an hour period! Felt ill the whole way but nothing compared to what was to come....
A woman.. screaming and crying trying to keep calm for my bp reading i tried to ignore her sobs and the midwife popped her head in smiled and closed the door. After 20 mins or so of agony listening to her the midwife came in and explained the woman had come in in an emergency and had some bad news, and the doctor would have to see her first. seeing me struggling, she sent me out to grab a coffee and a magazine until the woman had left.
Arrived back an hour later, no sign of the poor woman or family and was told baby was well, placenta is poor but im 39 weeks tomorrow so expected, bloods and sample clear. complete rest and ill need my bp checked every 2 days.. relieved to not be addmitted i ran back to my car and the minute i closed the door completely lost it could not stop crying, ppl must have thought id gone mad! Seeing and hearing her broke my heart, after 2 miscarriages myself i knew exactly how she was feeling and what was to come It broke my heart all over again.. so devastating for everyone