I hope your LO isn't breech, but if he/she is I'm glad you have a supportive OB and can still deliver naturally. It is nice that your OB is not pressuring you.
Finally getting back to this!!
First off, you and Brian have such a great story! I love stories like that. :D
Secondly, I will start off by saying I'm SO sorry you're not able to plan a homebirth this time. :( Everything you said about the midwives in Edmonton, the funding, etc. is so accurate. It is SO fantastic that midwifery is fully funded here now, but SO unfair and unfortunate that so many women have turn to "Plan B" because they couldn't get in with a midwife. There just aren't enough of them and it will be several more years I think before we do have enough.
Had to lol at the u/s at 32 weeks to "check for size". Hmmmm, OK! And, wow, the back & forth baby sex question - well I hope you didn't have your heart set on finding out the sex beforehand! I personally like the suspense anyway, but not everyone does. ;)
It really sounds like you've found a good OB. I'm certain there are some great OBs out there, I do believe though that they're few and far between. I hope that with the recent SOGC recommendations about vag vs. C/S breech births that there will be more Drs like yours who are not jumping to schedule a C without even considering a vag. birth. I really hope your baby turns asap and stays that way! If not, I really hope you can have a vag breech birth, as long as all the stars are aligned with baby positioning and whatnot to allow that to happen. At least your body has the experience of 2 natural births already - that will only help your cause. My cousin (now 20) was a breech vag birth - she was my aunt's first baby too. It does happen! :D She was born at the GN hospital here (is that where you'll be?)
I know you said you're doing what you can to get baby to turn. If you are interested, I can recommend a wonderful chiropractor here on the southside, Webster-certified, who is also a homebirthing mom of 3. :D I saw her weekly for the last tri of Owen's pregnancy.
Loved your intro, I hope that your baby turns for you. I think I would be a little scared of a breech birth.
K, I'm only just now catching up on your lodge. First, the proposal story is adorable! Second, your conception story made me smile- if God wants to send a baby down to you, sometimes there's not much you can do about it:).
Third- sounds like you have an AWESOME OB. That's great. If I could find an OB like that I would definitely do the hospital thing. I hope the LO turns- sometimes its not until the very end that they do- but if not, I think it's be very cool to vaginally deliver a breech with a competent care provider. Not many women get that opportunity.
I'm suprised that there is a shortage of MWs in Edmonton. It's a fairly big city isn't it? There are a LOT of them in Portland, but they are not "covered" by insurance here so less people are able to use them due to the cost.
Yay for the possible breech delivery. Can you see a chiropractor trained in Webster tecnique? I've found it very helpful not only in getting baby head down, but also in relieving pressure and pain.
If you are still set on your homebirth, and you don't want it to be unassisted, my first homebirth was with Geri Lehner who now does services as a "traditional birth attendant". A friend of mine also had her son with Geri as her midwife. She lives in Stoney Plain and has lots of experience. She isn't, however covered by insurance, however, but I think her services are about $1800. She is a quirky lady with 5 kids of her own. She's very high energy, and very punctual, but she's also knowledgeable and has been to midwifery school in Texas. She just never got certified in Alberta and never will because she had a falling out with Cathy Harness (one of the main midwives in the Alberta MW groups). She's also into Reiki and knows quite a bit about homeopathic remedies for stuff. Much more than Barb. PM me if you want more info.
Other than that, welcome to your lodge, and <b>panonim </b>, who is this chiropractor you are speaking of?
The way your husband proposed to you has got to be one of the cutest things I've read :lol:
I'm sorry finding a midwife has been such a struggle :( I am beyond impressed with your OB though, it's not often you find one who responds to a breech baby like that. Very cool.
Your OB sounds awesome!!! Hopefully baby turns on his/her own though.
Sounds like you have a great OB, but I hope that baby of yours turns heads down soon!!