Sorry the hospital tour was kind of a bummer. I like my hospital, but there were still things that had me muttering "unassisted homebirth" to dh. It's annoying to have such a lack of control over your environment!!!
Sorry about the bum issues. Your poor bum.
OMG, I'm so sorry about your butt. I have roids too and they reared ugly heads at the beginning of November. I was in tears. I almost booked an appt with a colorectal surgeon. I feel so bad for you. Have you tried "breathing down anesthesia" down there (hypnobabies stuff) or using your Peace que? The roids are HELL and I can so empathize. Looking forward to how your appt went with your awesome family doc. Is she a GP or boarded in family medicine (there is a difference!).
I'm sorry about your ongoing bum problems! I just can't imagine...
As far as your hospital and all those routine things... Can you put in your birth plan the things you don't want, and sign waivers if you have to? I agree it is silly that everyone just nods their heads and doesn't even think to question how things are done. But, that's how it goes.
Desana 12/22/07, Freya 01/21/10
As for my GP....not sure what you mean! Is there still a diff here in Canada? If there is, I'm not aware of it! (I feel kinda stupid now!) Hopefully one of the other Canadian ladies can help inform me on this one! All I know is, I'm incredibly lucky to have found her.
(((hugs))) They were happy I asked to have Tom on me sjin to skin for at least an hour. No bath or measuring or eye goop or anything until after that. GL!! Oh - all that was done in the room and Dan & Mom did the bath.
Natalie & Dan - June 2, 2001
Samma - Nov. 5, 2004
Tommy - Oct. 19, 2007
Well ladies....the jig is up. My BP was up for the 3rd week in a row. 130/90 today....borderline PIH. So, I'm now on the prenatal home care program. Tomorrow I have to have bloodwork done at the hospital (platelets, LFTs, CBC) and a home care nurse will visit me at home and set me up with the program. I'll have to monitor my BP twice a day, dip my urine every morning, take scheduled rest periods, lying on my left side. My activity level has to drop dramatically. No shopping, no cleaning, no anything. I'm not even allowed to drive. It's a bloody good thing Steve is on vacation. However...and here's the kicker...there's a chance he has to go back to Ontario next week. He received an email yesterday from the head Newalta office and he's supposed to return from the 17th to the 20th for more training. They're just springing this on him now. His boss at his Newalta facility is on his side, but Steve has to call this chick at the head office back and see what's on the go.
Anywho, as for the PIH, my doc says she's only on the "edge of being concerned" about it. She figures I'm going to ride out the rest of the pregnancy being just borderline. My urine was clear of any and all protein this week...no trace even. I gained a lb this week, so now I'm up 13 total. I'm not swollen at all, no headaches, reflexes are perfect. Nothing else to indicate pre-eclampsia at all.
Oh, and I'm still measuring 39 weeks. Baby hasn't dropped yet. Looks like I'm in this for the long haul. She's sending my pee off to be tested for STDs, so that when it comes back negative she can write the "no erythromycin order" for the baby in good conscience. She's also fine with the oral vitamin K as opposed to the injection, and she's good with holding off on the oxytocin. I declined the GBS swab, and she found out that they treat unknowns for risk factors only...and I'm good with that. So if my membranes are ruptures for longer than 18 hours or I develop a fever, I'll consent to the antibiotics, but other than that, I'm good to go.
Anywho, that's my update. Guess we won't be having much of a Christmas after all. I have all of one gift bought...a coffee maker for steve's parents. Fun times.
I'm sorry to hear that! And astressing about your blood pressure will just raise it! Oy!
Good luck taking that rest and sending GOOD BLOODWORK VIBES your way
Ugh! My bp was up a bit at the end of pregnancy too. I hope that's all that comes of it for you. I'm sorry your activities are going to be so limited though. I will be sending prayers your way and hoping that everything works out beautifully for you.
Anne, mommy to five:
Lillian, born 12-24-10
Will, born 10-19-07
New little one, due 9-19-2012
Lucas Robert, born to Jesus @ 18 weeks on 12-26-08 (due 5-28-09)
Ectopic Angel 10-24-06