Just catching up on your lodge! I can't wait to continue your journey with you!
I am just catching up too and saying hey!
I'm most looking forward to the bonding experience--both my DH taking care of me during labor and the 2 of us seeing and holding our baby for the first time after the birth, bonding as a family of 3.
I have to agree with Cindy, I think u would make a great educator. I was so clueless when I had my first child. I relied on parenting magazines and hosp classes and what the OB said. The sad thing is no one in my circle of friends had any clue abt NCB so I never got any good advice. I am so glad to have found PO. I wish i had found it long ago but I have not regrets since I can now tell someone else the cons of inventions etc
I had my appointment today and DH came with me. Poor guy got so bored waiting. I didn't have to wait that long for my last 2 appointments, guess it was just a busy day. It was good for him to be there with me to go over our birth plan/preferenes with the MW. I asked about pre-labor rupture of membranes again, and she said that if you beg and plead, they can stretch it to 8 hours before starting any kind of induction. I do see the risks with prolonged rupture of membranes, so I understand why they want to try to get labor going. When she read my birth plan, she pointed out that the hospital's policy is to let us have the baby in the room for 2 hours before taking her to the nursery, and that we can both accompany her there if I've had an unmed birth and feel up to going. She said it's not set up for them to do all the procedures in the room, but they do some of them there, but if I can go to the nursery, then that will be awesome. I've decided not to decline any newborn procedures. The one I was thinking of declining was the eye ointment, but the MW said that even if you don't have an STD that could cause blindness, it can help your baby get less other types of eye infections. She said that it's only in the baby's eyes for about 2 minutes, and she thinks it doesn't impair vision except for during those 2 minutes that it's in there. I asked about diming the lighting, and she said that we will have control over the lighting in the room. I also asked if the midwives do pereneal support and she said that they do it pretty much routinely, so I was glad to hear that.
My weight was 126.8--it might be leveling out around there. BP was 125/60, not bad. Best news of the appointment: I tested GBS negative!
Woohoo for a negative GBS!