Hello World! My Birthing Story

Hello World: My Birthing Story

August 31, 2016 4pm. We were in Cafe Firenzo chilling and working after I had my biweekly BPP ultrasound and NST. I developed Gestational Diabetes that was detected at around the 28th week into my pregnancy. It put me in a high risk pregnancy group and had to be monitored weekly because GDM might trigger pre term labor or a decrease in the amniotic fluid. My cervix was still very close and my OB is still out of town and would be back the day after. I was advised by the resident doctor to just continue drinking 2 to 3 liters of water and return to my OB’s clinic for follow up check up on the 2nd of September. I was a bit bored and was just reading my tasks and slowly coding my way into my last task when I received a text from my OB’s secretary telling me to check in tomorrow to the hospital because I need to be induced. My chart was misread and GDM pregnancy should be induced at 39 weeks gestation. I suddenly freak out and gave my phone to Sugarplum to read it. I called my parents and told them about the induction. I had a lot of mixed feelings about it. (more…)

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