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Jamie's Prenatal Diary

October 25, 1997
Took pregnancy test. Came back positive.

November 13, 1997
First prenatal exam. Blood pressure a little high.

November 19, 1997
First ultrasound; 8-11 weeks pregant. First pictures taken of Nicole.

December 11, 1997
Second prental exam. Blood pressure still high. Scheduled for blood work on December 15th and to take a 24-hour urine test over the weekend.

December 15, 1997
Brought back urine and had more blood taken. Scheduled appointment on December 18th to discuss results of blood work.

December 18, 1997
Blood work came back clear. Ultrasound scheduled for January2 nd. Blood pressure more normal.

Ultrasound rescheduled for January 6th.

Third prenatal rescheduled for January 8th.

January 6, 1998
Had second ultrasound done today. Went well although they could not see the heart because of the baby's position. Another ultrasound scheduled for January 22nd. More pictures taken of Nicole.

January 8, 1998
Had prenatal exam. Blood was taken for AFP test. Not sure when results will be back.

January 22, 1998
Had ultrasound done. Doctors could not see anything due to no prep. May have to go back again. Unlike last visit doctos saw the heart but could not determine the sex.

February 5, 1998
Had prenatal exam. Uine was cloudy and infection was suspected. Everything else was fine. Need to call on February 9th for results from urine test.

February 9, 1998
Called doctor. Infection was found and medication was started.

February 22, 1998
Had some bleeding. Went to Birthing Center at Phelps Hospital to get checked out. A fungus was found and more medication was given. Another ultrasound was done and I saw it for the first time. Was told bleeding could be due to a sensitive surface and that it was nothing to worry about.

February 27, 1998
Had prenatal exam. Everything was fine except for the yeast infection contracted from the use of the medication for urinary tract infection. Monistat was given.

February 28, 1998
Had a lot of irritation from Monistat. Went to emergency room to get checked out. Told to reduce medication by half.

March 20, 1998
Went for prenatal exam. Explained to midwife about the headache that I have had for two weeks. She explained to me that may have been due to tension because of where the pain was located. Blood pressure was fine so that was not the cause of the headache. Another glucose test scheduled for March 24th.

March 24, 1998
Went to doctor's to have another urine stest and glucose test. More blood was taken. Results should be back om a couple of days.

April 3, 1998
Went for prenatal exam. Everything went well and baby is doing fine. Heartbeat was very strong.

April 17, 1998
Everything was good. Was told that I'm a little anemic and a prescription was given for a gentle iron supplement.

May 5, 1998
Had prenatal exam. Was told that I have a small baby. Hope that it isn't a sign of anything wrong. Start going every week now.

May 12, 1998
Had prenatal exam. Test was done for beta streo. Baby's heart was strong.

May 19, 1998
Had prenatal exam. Everything was good. Midwife said she would recommend another ultrasound. Appointment for one made on May 27th to determine the exact size of the baby according to the date. Told midwife about yeast infection. Got checked out. Monistat was given by prescription.

May 26, 1998
Had prenatal exam. Everything was good. Told midwife about brownish discharge. She told me to monitor it and if it got worse to call.

May 27, 1998
Had ultrasound done. Doctor said everything looked fine. Also found out it's a girl! See more pictures of Nicole at 38 weeks.

June 2, 1998
Had prenatal exam. Everything looks fine. Midwife said I should start labor before my next visit on June 9th. If not testing will be done.

June 7, 1998
Felt labor pains today. Lots of pain in my lower back.

June 9, 1998
One day over my due date. Was hooked up to a fetal monitor because blood pressure was too high. An ultrasound is scheduled for June 12th to do a biophysical exam. Follow-up at Birthing Center.

June 10, 1998
Water broke at 10:15 a.m. Called Birthing Center and was told to come in right away to get checked out. Being that the labor was in my back they could not pick it up on the fetal monitor. Stayed in the hospital until 3:30 p.m. The widwives let me go home to take a shower and get my things. Went back to the hospital at 5:00 p.m. and was there until the baby's birth.

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