Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My Feet Are Back to Normal!

Between the last post and this post a lot has happened. One thing that has happened is that my feet returned to normal after getting, if you can believe it, worse.
Apparently, all I needed to do in order for that to happen was spend almost 5 days on IV fluids and synthetic hormones and then deliver the baby! Turns out this is also the cure for pregnancy-induced cholestasis, which I had as well. The main symptom of cholestasis? Being really, really itchy. I found out what caused the itchiness and also what the cure would be by calling a doctor to tell her I was really itchy and then being yelled at (really!) for not telling anyone sooner (I mean, everyone knows to call their doctor immediately when they are itchy, right?), as obstetric cholestasis has a high correlation with stillbirth.

All in all, a frightening and uncomfortable experience, culminating in 16 hours of labour and a bonny baby girl at 7:20am, Thursday, 21 June 2012.

1 comment:

fmcgmccllc said...

Congratulations on the baby girl.