Monday, December 8, 2014

Blood Pressure Check-In

I was nervous this morning, even though logically I knew that everything was going to be OK. But I had a few little spells of nervousness wash over me this morning anyway.

We were called back (Cory tagged along because I was going to ask for a Doppler to ease my mind about the bleeding) and the nurse took my blood pressure. It was 112/60 - lovely! She couldn't do my Doppler, though, so she went away for a moment and came back to say that one of the midwives was going to come in since I'm only 12 weeks along, and show the triage nurse how to do it (she had never done it on patients under 17 weeks). She had me bend my legs, and the nurse asked her why she did it, and she explained that it tilts the uterus so that it's easier to find the heartbeat. Not that I've researched how to more easily find the heartbeat, but I was happy to know that I would have been able to answer the nurse correctly if she'd have asked me, heh. It took a moment (as it usually does with a Doppler) to find the heartbeat, but after a few seconds there it was. The midwife said it sounded around 150-155. Phew.

So everything is hunky-dory! And to top it all off, last night was my last dose of progesterone! Today is a good day.


  1. Yay! I'm so pleased to hear this. May the hunky-doriness long continue!!! : ) xx

  2. Hooray! So happy that things are okay. Was thinking about you today.

    1. I told the nurse that I was pretty sure logically that things were OK, but I wanted my emotions to catch up with my brain. I'm glad they weren't too put out with me - I hate being high-maintenance.