Today was our 36 week OB appointment. The nursed checked Meg's weight and blood pressure before listening to Avery's heart beat. We waited for what seemed like an eternity for the doctor to come in...It was too long and I was unable to control myself...I decided to educate Meg about the Nuvaring (using the model, of course) The doctor walked in as I was struggling to put it back together! It was kind of embarrassing, but Meg's used to me by now!
The doctor informed us that she needed to check Meg for Group B Strep (a common bacterium carried in the intestines) She told us that while GBS is usually harmless in adults it can cause complications during pregnancy and serious illness and infections in newborns. In order to perform the test, she needed to swab Meg's vagina and rectum (Meg didn't know about that part!)
If the results come back positive for the bacteria, the doctor will administer antibiotics (penicillin) during labor. No big deal!
The doctor also performed an internal exam. At this point, Meg is not dilated, but her cervix is soft (which is apparently exactly what the doctor expected).
Meg was a trooper and was ecstatic that the doctor didn't need to use the speculum for the GBS test. Next week will be a regular routine check up. Her next internal will be at 38 weeks.
In other news, I wanted to thank the ladies over at Small Obsessions for nominating me for the Liebster blog award! This is Wiegand Writes' second award and I'm happy to pass it on!
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