My last baby was due May 21, 2016. At my 36 week appointment I was measuring small, and at my 37 week appointment it seemed the baby had stopped growing. On May 5th I had an ultrasound at the hospital to check things out. Everything looked OK other than baby measuring small. I was told to get stress tests twice a week till my due date. I went in later that week for my first stress test. It didn’t go super smoothly. They need to be able to monitor the baby doing these practice breath things for 30 seconds but he would only do it for 20. The monitored me till the doctor called back. He said since every thing else was looking OK, I could go home and wait till my prenatal appointment. At my 38 week prenatal appointment, I was still measuring about 35 weeks. We scheduled to be induced on Friday.
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His sugar levels were inconsistent. He wouldn’t latch so I was feeding him by hand expressing into his mouth. His levels dropped from 45 to 34 between two tests. They gave him some glucose stuff on a binky and said to nurse immediately. I suspected that he wasn’t interested in nursing because he wanted instant satisfaction from it. His tiny body didn’t have the energy to nurse properly to bring on a letdown. My sister brought me her milk to share with my baby through sns (post on this coming soon). He started nursing better right away. His sugars picked up and we were able to go home on May 14th.
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