X days to go! #AtoZChallenge

Last Chapter

Natasha had planned to work till the last day and often joked that she might need to go to the hospital from office itself. They would laugh it off. She was tired of answering questions from all the people in office about when is her D-day. She was 36 weeks pregnant and still attending office by taking regular rest and diet.

14 September,2015

Natasha had just had her lunch in cafeteria when she felt a sudden abdominal pain. She drank water and practiced her meditation exercises.

The pain came and went at regular intervals through the next 20 minutes, by then she could no longer tolerate it. Natasha informed her friends to take to her to the hospital and feared for the worst.

Thankfully, her doctor was consultant at the hospital near the office. She was taken to the hospital in the stand-by office ambulance. The blaring siren was causing her dizziness and she was feeling short of breath. She could also feel irregular contractions. The baby’s movement also seemed irregular.

By every passing second the contractions felt stronger and painful. She was wheeled into the emergency and taken straight to the labor room. The doctor examined her and Cardiotocography(CTG) was started to monitor baby’s heartbeat and her contractions. 

Her ambulance was followed by a trail of cars with her friends in them. They were excited and were sure of baby’s arrival on the same day. By this time, Ananth had also arrived at the hospital and was greeted by super active friends. He was worried and looking for answers.

‘Doc, the term is not complete. Baby is not supposed to come today. Are they fine?’, asked perplexed Ananth.

‘We are monitoring Natasha and will let you know when we have an update. You can visit her in the room. But, ask your friends to stay quiet. ‘, said the doctor.

The minutes turned into an hour and Ananth was getting impatient. Meanwhile, in the labor room Natasha was equally worried.

‘I can’t feel the baby kicks.’, Natasha told her attendant.

‘The CTG shows regular movements and heartbeat. Relax and take a deep breath. Do not stress so much.’, advised the attendant.

After an hour, Ananth met Natasha and by then she was feeling better. The contractions had subsided and she could feel the baby kicks again. Her health was monitored for four hours and then declared fit to go home.

‘But why did it happen?’, asked Natasha.

‘It was a case of Braxton Hicks contraction. You were in false labor, pretty common so far in pregnancy. You were stressed and thus unable to feel the baby’s kicks. You and baby both are fine.’, explained the doctor. 

Natasha had read about it but had not expected to experience it herself. She chuckled as she looked back at the day. Ananth and Natasha were tired by the time they reached home and slept early.

Natasha took the next few days off from work because she could no longer answer people’s question about how many ‘X’ days left to go!

——–To be contd.——–

I am participating in #AtoZChallenge and this is twenty-third part of the series that I will be writing this month. You can read my theme reveal here. Tune in tomorrow to read what future holds for them.

Do share your thoughts about this post. Did you like what you read & would like to read further? Looking forward to your thoughts. Happy A2Zing!

Post Author: Dishki

14 thoughts on “X days to go! #AtoZChallenge


    (1st September 2018 - 14:37)

    Whoa who would have thought Braxton hicks could read as a fast-paced thriller!


      (2nd September 2018 - 23:02)

      Haha, it is! This is inspired from real life experience. 😉

    Anagha Yatin

    (30th April 2018 - 21:22)

    Never heard of Braxton Hicks contraction though I am a mother of two! Quite an ordeal for Natasha and Anantha. Good Lord it was just a false alarm.


      (30th April 2018 - 23:12)

      Hehe, yes it is an ordeal. I know it from my personal experience 😀


    (29th April 2018 - 16:16)

    Anxious moments there. Thankfully it was just a false alarm.

    That part about over-enthusiastic friends and acquaintances was bang on! People ought to have more sensitivity and commonsense in such matters. Can be very annoying.

    All the best for the rest of the Challenge Dishki! 🙂


      (30th April 2018 - 23:17)

      Oh yeah, I have been a witness to over anxious acquaintances and it was a nightmare dealing with them.
      Thanks for dropping by. 🙂


    (28th April 2018 - 15:53)

    14th Sep, my birthday. was quite excitement. I too had read a lot about Braxton Hicks contraction, but fortunately didn’t experienced it. 🙂


      (28th April 2018 - 20:56)

      I had experienced the same scenario as written. 😀


        (29th April 2018 - 07:09)

        So are you telling your own story through Natasha🙂


          (29th April 2018 - 09:37)

          Haha.. Not exactly but some experiences were mine. 😀


    (28th April 2018 - 06:39)

    I get this. Even i had the same problem.


      (28th April 2018 - 12:05)

      Yes, we dont hear it much. But its not uncommon. Scary and exciting at the same time.

    I Spread Words

    (28th April 2018 - 01:35)

    Oh wow! False alarm, phew…

    Great job! Can’t wait to read more.


      (28th April 2018 - 12:03)

      Glad you liked it. Thanks for dropping by.

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