I guess I just didn’t expect this pregnancy to be a stressful one.
Last June 11, I discovered a bit of spotting early in the morning. I got scared — it was my first time to experience spotting — that I decided to see my OB-Gyne later that day.
Upon checking, she said the baby’s okay, the ultrasound showed a normal heart rate. It’s just that my cervix was located lower than usual for a 12-week old pregnant woman. Since my lab tests had normal results, she surmised that it was due to stress at work, and possibly commuting, that led to this condition.
The official term was “threatened abortion”, a condition that puts a fetus that’s less than 5 months old at risk. It’s quite a morbid term, although it doesn’t mean that the abortion is planned/voluntary. It’s just that, if I don’t rest for a while, I might end up losing the baby.
That, I don’t want to happen. So she advised me to rest for 7 days and take Duvadilan 3 times a day, along with other vitamins.
I’m in the middle of the “rest period” and I’m still scared of what will happen to the baby. But seeing to it that he/she’s holding on gives me hope.
So for now, I just have to take things slowly. And probably find a new (and more comfortable) mode of transportation once I get back to work.