Ditto Beverly and pp's. Aurora, I'm sorry the doc wasn't focused on you.
Sending you spinning baby vibes! Or at least that he'll tuck his feet up and get his butt engaged instead!
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I have been waking up around 5-7 times during the night to go pee. It is driving me insane. I thought I would get away without waking up so often (I have read many have this problem), but I was wrong. It might also have to do with me drinking ALOT of water. I usually drink around 8-10 cups a day, but I have increased it to see how much it helps me. The carpal tunnel symptoms on my left hand are almost gone (still have some on my right) and my swelling has gone down. I feel all full with how much water I am drinking, but it is helping, so I'll try to stick to it.
Today as I woke up I see myself on the mirror and tell DH, "I think I am getting slimmer" (it might just be how the baby was positioned) He laughed. I guess I have finally gotten used to seeing myself pregnant. Still not happy about all the discomforts, but at least the view doesn't seem so bad anymore
LOL at seeming slimmer! I commented to DH the other day that I still have a waist, at least from behind I still do, and he just laughed at me.
Have you seen a chiropractor? The Webster Technique is a simple adjustment that can help open your pelvic joints and give baby more room to turn. Even if your insurance doesn't cover chiro, it would be well worth the cash IMHO. Also ask your doctor about trying an external version, it's where the doctor manually turns the baby from the outside. There are risks to that procedure, but it's done in the hospital with careful monitoring.
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Here's the portion of his web site describing what he does to treat patients with breech babies. I was 39 weeks, almost, when I went to him, and it was a bit late in the game. He has a really high track record of turning breech babies with Webster, and he also has an acupuncturist on staff (this cute guy named Jason ) who will follow up the Webster session with acupuncture (doesn't hurt, really) to increase the chance of your baby turning. Even though it didn't work on me, I could tell Dr. Berlin really knew what he was doing, and I wish I had gone to him sooner in my pregnancy with Jack. My insurance didn't cover it, so it was a bit expensive, but if it works, it's worth it.
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I was reading through Renee's last post and something came to me. Eventhough I don't realize it as it is happening, I think I have been a bit depressed myself too. I am very emotional sometimes and feel like it might be more than just pregnancy hormones.
I was speaking to my mother about her 2 labors and asked her if she used any sedatives, etc. She had to be induced for my birth since I was already past due, but had no other medicine for the pain. For the birth of my sister she had her all natural too. It made me kind of bummed.
I try to put a good face and pretend like the c-sec will be fine if it happens, but somewhere inside I feel bad. I know I should be grateful for my blessing, but I am afraid I might end up with post partum depression due to this. DH is also afraid of me getting PPD. One of his friend's wife recently had her baby through c-sec and has had bad PPD. I try to calm him by denying any bad feelings of getting a c-sec, but as it gets closer to my EDD it frightens me. It seems like my natural birth is slipping away from being possible.
How did some of you ladies that had a c-sec for a previous birth cope and heal from the experience?
one day at a time. Honestly no matter how much I try to prepare for the emotions that I know that are coming I can't help but feel that there's nothing I can do to prevent them. I have a great support group here on this board and a few others, unfortunetly besides DH and my doc I don't have much IRL support which I think is also important.
If you think that PPD is more likely maybe you can discuss it with your doc now so they can help you look for it pp or at least be prepared to help you with it. I don't know which is harder, having a c-sec without it being planned or having a planned one when you really don't want one. Since yours seems more planned hopefully Beverly can give you some words of wisdom, me I don't think my frame of mind will be much help.
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Ah, (((HUGS))) hun, I'm so sorry your having a hard time with this. I honestly had a bad dream where I found out I was having twins and was going to have a c/s in the dream I was crying and very upset. I can't imagaine what it must be like to actually be faceing it. Please know that most of us here would have all the same feeling as you are haveing, and that we're here for you when ever you need to vent/process. Hang in there, I'm sure someone who's actually btdt will be able to chime in here with better suggestions.
Aurora, your feelings are very understandable. When you have your heart set on a natural delivery and then find out that you might need a c/s, that must be very upsetting. I would be concerned about PPD if I were to need a c/s too. But the one good thing is that it's better to know and prepare for it beforehand than to end up needing an emergency c/s at the last minute. Maybe once Anthony is born, you'll be so happy to meet him that you won't care so much about exactly how he was delivered, but if that doesn't happen and you do feel depressed (which would be completely understandable), just make sure you discuss it with your doctor. I really, really hope he'll end up turning around for you though!
It is normal to be upset if your birth doesn't go the way you want. One member of this board once described having a c/s as like getting on a plane with the plan of landing in another city, but then having the plane crash and having to survive and make it to her destination by foot. She would get there and be grateful to make it (just like she she was glad her baby was healthy and she loved her), but it would be a difficult experience and not what she had planned and she would be allowed to be upset to have to go through that. She explained it better than I just did, but I hope you get the point.
If you recognize that you are at risk for PPD, you will be ready to get help if you need it. It may be beneficial to you to listen to Ayelet's conference call on postpartum health--she posted a link to the recording in her lodge, here: ~^*~^*Ayelet's (tanismom) Birth Lodge*^~*^~
This board can be a great support for recovery and processing birth experiences. I hope we can help you through this, if you do end up needing a c-section. I, also, am hoping and praying that your baby boy goes head down for you!