I am to see the doctor weekly now until the baby comes. But then there's more visits to make a little after giving birth. So, today was my 2nd visit. Guess what? I'm now 4 cm dilated! Really?? Dr. Herr asked me if I felt any contractions. Well... I really don't understand much about how to look or feel for contractions BUT I did felt something. I told her I felt a little pain around my stomach. She'd assured me that's Braxton Hicks contractions that I was feeling. I guess that's what I was feeling then! It wasn't that painful but it was uncomfortable.
During my visit, she said I had Group B again and prescribed me AMOXICILLIN 500 MG capsule by mouth twice a day for 5 days. I asked what if the baby comes sooner and I don't finish those medicine? She said that is fine and to let the hospital know that I have Group B so that they can give me antiboitics through IV. Oh how I don't like needles!! Last time, one nurse poked me 4 times or so before she got it right. I ain't letting that happen again. I'll definitely ask for another nurse.
She'd asked, "Are you going to get epidural?" I said, "No way! I am scared of those (demonstrating long needle) big ol' needle!" She'd then asked, "Going natural?" I said, "Yep! and it's going to be painful too... if you were to deliver the baby.. you'll see me in my worst... my hands flying and all." She'd smiled. I don't like to be seen like that but there's nothing I can do, right? Someone is going to deliver for me and I'll have to get used to it. *sighs*
Dr. Herr also recommends that I go to the hospital if I kept feeling contractions every 5 minutes. My next appointment is next week, December 27th. That's if the baby decided not to come sooner. We'll see!