37 weeks and a visit to the hospital for CTG

Published August 8, 2014 by ivfdream

I went to my normal scan and check up with my consultant yesterday. My normal doctor is on holidays so there was a fill in one! He was lovely and very thorough. He said the baby was measuring at 6lb 1oz, which is perfectly average for 37 weeks and has been average all the way. The belly, however, was measuring 3 days behind! He knew my history and the fact I was a high-risk pregnancy and knows how precious this little baby is to us. Not that every baby isn’t precious but you know what I mean. 6 years, 4 IVFS and 3 miscarriages and no one wants to risk anything!


So, he sent me up to the hospital, which is only up the road for a CTG. The hospital was very quiet so I was hooked up straight away to the monitor which checks contractions and baby heart beat. Nice, lemon bands were put around my belly and I was given my own pair to bring back to the hospital, should I need to.

I lay there for 30 minutes on my back and then on my side. The Doctor from the clinic had came on up to see me, which was nice and he checked everything was good, which it was! I actually fell asleep during the whole thing! I was so ready to stay and have the baby come out! I felt a bit sad and nervous leaving. But, the whole event has made me very excited and fully ready for this to happen! Bring it on!

37 weeks today! Feeling great, slightly tired but the workmen are laying the floors down today so lots of drilling. We estimate they won’t be out till next week.

Either way, we have everything for the baby. I got my snack basket ready as my friend told me that the hospital gives you either cornflakes or toast for breakfast! Ew! I hate cornflakes and that bleached bread. I would expect an egg or a yoghurt or some nice, wholegrain bread in a hospital but no! I’m quite surprised, I wonder is this normal. It wouldn’t take much for them to “health up” the menu. Can you imagine 3-5 days of this breakfast? I would feel constipated and bloated. So, my DH said he will bring me in smoothies with chia seeds added and I also have my crackers and oat cakes in my snack basket.

So, that is that. Not long now. What have been your experiences in hospital in terms of food?



7 comments on “37 weeks and a visit to the hospital for CTG

  • I was in hospital for 2 Weeks and I’m afraid you’re probably right. Not only was the bread white, I’ve never ever had today that is so chewy and spread that makes it so soggy uuuggghhh. After a few days someone brought me my own cereal and I just asked for milk to put on it. I had my own little cafe going on by the end πŸ™‚ Good luck, not long now xx

  • How exciting! Not long to go! If your anything like me with Connie you have a week and a half left!! πŸ™‚
    Glad everything was ok at the hospital! πŸ™‚
    Yes in my experience hospital food was rank and just that- cereal or white toast which was like cardboard! Really thin and dry! No whole meal option for cereal or toast and no fruit!! I couldn’t believe it! Lunches weren’t that bad, I had a tuna salad one day but Andy and my mum brought me in little snacks. To be honest I ate hardly anything the first week after giving birth but I tend to go off food when something “big” happens anyway. Xx

  • Surprisingly calm since the scan. We’re actually at a point where we can bring up the baby subject without me going into full scale panic ha ha. I’ve been referred to a specialist consultant so hopefully they should be keeping an eye on me πŸ™‚ x

  • She’s fab thank you πŸ™‚ 9 weeks today! Times flying! After 9 months of willing it away I’m now willing it to slow down! Haha.

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