Friday, May 01, 2009

Right, I saw the midwife yesterday and told her in detail about my multiple "incidents" of blurred vision and whatnot. She knew exactly what I was talking about, said it wasn't that unusual, and the deal is this: My uterus is getting huge, as it tends to do during pregnancy. And if I sit or lie in certain ways, it can press down on some major blood vessels carrying blood to the brain. So, the brain goes into panic mode at not having so much blood available, hence the hot flushes, shortness of breath, and blurry eyes. So I shall watch my posture, and sit forward if I feel it coming on again, and I only really need to worry if it's accompanied by headaches and/or swelling or puffiness of the limbs and extremities. Which it has never been, so it's ok!

6 comments:

Hilary said...

Good to hear that. :)

Menchie said...

She's right, as long as it's not pre-eclampsia then that's good. Take care Stace!

Ponita in Real Life said...

Hi Stace.

Glad you got that sorted out. As Elspeth grows bigger, there will be less room for your own innards, so things get pretty cramped and squished, as you are finding out.

I'm also glad to read in your previous post that someone is being trained for your job so you can cut back and take it easy. Listening to your body and baby are the most important things right now. A job is just that... a job. You take care of YOU! *hugs*

Cazzie!!! said...

Thank the Gummy Mary for that Stace..I was waiting to read how you went... have a good weekend :)

Andrew said...

Good to hear the good news.
Cheers
A.

Whatchamacallit Whatchamawho said...

I knew this, despite my lack of a uterus. I really did. Why didn't you just ask me?

Anyway, good. Now go and do 10 sit-ups.