I was shocked that we could see baby that early, but obviously he or she isn't very big yet. The heartbeat was very strong and loud too, which was surprising as well being so early! Well, now I'm 7 weeks 5 days pregnant so I'm getting there. I'm due April 3.
I'm enrolled in a home nurse program again, where each month until 16 weeks, I will get a nurse from the midwife's office to come to our home, take my vitals, and check baby's heartbeat. Then once Malena injections start, it will be weekly. More information about Makena is below.
I will be getting the weekly injection of Makena starting at week 16 until week 36. You may be wondering what Makena is. I got it with our youngest, due to our oldest being 6 weeks early even though our second and third were 37 weeks 4 days and 37 weeks 5 days when born, and had zero issues whatsoever. So, to be on the safer than sorry side we opted for the injections again for this pregnancy.
Makena is a presciption hormone medicine (progestin) that is used to lower the risk of preterm labor in women who are pregnant with one baby and who have delivered one baby too early (preterm) in the past.