I feel I should also add after my last blog, the scan revealed that the baby is developing normally. All of it’s organs are as they should be, and all it’s measurements are within normal parameters. It’s just that the belly measurement was on the larger side, and the thigh bone measurement on the smaller side. The boy says the baby is already taking after him! We are now just waiting on more tests on my heart so that we can be prepared for labour, and know how much of a risk it is to me. Aside from feeling like my chest has a lot of pressure on it, and I feel my heart beating more – possibly because I’m more aware of it rather than because it’s pushing harder – I’m feeling fine, and not too worried. I’ve broken the 3 week barrier, which is the longest I’ve gone since the palpitations started to become an issue. Woohoo!
Tomorrow I have a 24 hour ECG monitor fitted, then on Monday I have an ‘echocardiogram’, which is an ultrasound of the heart. I have an appointment at the cardiology clinic on Tuesday, and I’m guessing this is to discuss the results of the tests. I don’t see my consultant until the end of the month though, so I’m not sure how much I will really know when it comes to how it affects the labour process. It’s all a learning curve. I often google, but google doesn’t have too many answers, apparently there aren’t too many people out there with SVT during pregnancy, although the ones that do all seem to be perfectly fine. I did google adenosine, the drug they give me to slow my heart, on the NHS website it says it’s not recommended during pregnancy, but my doctors have assured me it’s fine, and it has proven to be.
So we shall see where the next two weeks take us, and what the results bring!