In and out of hospital
Oh what a last few days! I've not been feeling too well over the last week or so and have been getting contractions on and off. On Saturday, I phoned the maternity hospital and they thought that it sounded like a urine infection and said I needed to get some antibiotics. So I called the out of hours doctor who wanted to see me. They gave me antibiotics and I went on my way. Since then I have been feel more and more unwell and left work today at lunchtime. I saw the GP this evening and she sent me to the maternity hospital and I got seen really quickly. They gave me much better antibiotics and tested my urine which by now was showing more signs of infection than on Saturday. I was allowed to go home rather than stay in under the strict instructions to phone them tomorrow if I feel any worse. I am seeing the obstetrician on Wednesday anyway, otherwise I got the impression they would have kept me in overnight. The midwife also had a go at hearing the baby's heartbeat! We could hear it for a few seconds before it moved out of the way again, and then it would come back again! The midwife said it was a good heart rate too. I'm now in bed about to try and eat some dinner. A lovely lovely friend sent round a food parcel! 3 bags of Waitrose goodies to keep us going. How lovely.