Yesterday I had a little trip up to hospital to have a little check done on my heart.
Since early stages of this pregancy, my heart sometimes feels as if it is working overtime. The best way to describe it is you know when you go down a rollercoaster or over a bump in the road and your stomach kind of turns and feels like it is floating up into your chest? Well it kind of feels like that but like it lasts for a couple of hours. Yesterday it lasted for about 5 hours and so I went to have it checked out - just to make sure.
And they picked up that it is an extra beat. You can read a bit more about it HERE.
It's nothing to worry about (yay!) and the Dr I saw said it can be commonly found in pregnant women; just most don't feel it. For some reason, I can and while it is a little unsettling for those hours when it occurs, it isn't anything serious to be concerned about. Praise Yah!
So that's basically the low down. I was hooked up to the ECG machine for quite a while, had oxygen and bloods taken. Good news is that my platelet count is nice and high!!!! Yay!!!! It's my first blood test so wasn't sure how my platelets were doing but am SO glad they are so high :) Couldn't get bub's heartbeat yesterday but we did hear the placenta beating strongly and heard bubby kicking (lots and lots!!!!) So that's more good news! All seems well with bub and they said that an extra beat from my heart will not effect his/hers.
So I'm trying to avoid caffine now (when i do drink coffe it is only drink decaf coffee but that will stop now too) and just try and keep the episodes at bay if I can.
Praise Yah for good treatment in the hospital and that all is good :)