I arrived at my 39 week pregnancy check-up at my Doctor’s office filled with excitement, nerves and a little anxiety. I knew my “due date” was right around the corner which meant that I was going to be meeting our newest addition to the Huggett family.
My Doctor asked me how I was feeling, if I was experiencing any pain and a range of other standard pre-labour questions. I felt amazing. I was eating well, getting plenty of sleep and staying active. I felt a great sense of sadness that my pregnancy was coming to an end.
As I laid down to have one of my last scans, my Dr spent a little more time than usual looking around my belly. He told me that my amniotic fluid was appearing to be on the low side and that there was only about 3 or 4 small pockets of fluid left. As a precaution, he ordered that I visit the midwives at my hospital every second day in the lead up to my due date to conduct a CTG (non-stress test) to monitor movement and our little baby’s heartbeat.