Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I got great news yesterday! A nurse came to the house and gave me a home uterine activity monitor. The great news is that the company decided not bill me or our insurance for the services. I am so very grateful! The nurse was here almost 2 hours. She was very thorough and informative. I feel that I had a full physical exam, it was great! I got to hear all 4 babies heart beats by Doppler. Baby C was the most active last night. I now have to test my pulse and blood pressure at least daily. I have to at least wear the monitor (like a big belt) twice a day for an hour each time. It will test for contractions and fetal movement. Then it gets sent by phone to the head quarters for eval. They then call me with results and inform my doctor when neccessary. I also have bed exercises that I need to do that will help prevent nerve damage while on bed rest. One of the best things about the service is that it comes with a support line. They have 24 hour labor and delivery nurses just waiting for me to call them. The nurse explained to me bed rest; I am allowed 10 minute daily showers and to go potty. I am only allowed to sit up at at 30 degree incline (not very far). I got such support and reassurance, it was awesome. Please keep the prayers and calls coming, they all seem to help.