Wow, I'm proud of you for going the natural route - I knew a girl with scoliosis who opted for a c/s. Glad you got a doula, and hope you get lots of good options for pain relief!
And yes, it can last like this for several weeks. My signs have come and gone for 10 days at this point. I am not worrying about it anymore, just trying to rest up as best I can!
Welcome to your lodge Elly! It sounds like things are moving along for you and I cant wait to follow this last short phase in your journey to motherhood!
Well, my ob did say, "Well, we can just schedule an elective c-section if you want." at my first appointment when I mentioned my surgery. I'm sure I looked at her like she was crazy and told her I'd like to avoid another major surgery if at all possible. She hasn't mentioned it since.Originally Posted by Mommy2Bearcub
I am bringing some x-rays to my appointment on Thurs. I'm sure she'd be interested in seeing them. They're pretty weird.
I'm with Kristin, it seems like you've been pregnant all of about a minute to me. Just out here cheering for ya!
(pssst....Michael? The 14th is a very nice day.)
i definately hear you on the surgery front. After going through surgery, I could not imagine choosing to do that.
Ugh, I swear OBs think that if you've had one surgery, you "know what to expect" so it "shouldn't be a big deal." All I know is, healing from my laparoscopy was bad enough... even though I know women recover from c/s's all the time, I just can't imagine doing it while doing all the other newborn care! Again - WTG sticking to your principles!
Way to go on your lodge Elly!!
Welcome to your lodge, I hope I'm around for this one, and look forward to seeing your little bundle of joy. Wishing you all the best!
A couple of days ago, I would have said that I felt really close to having this baby. Now, not so much. I'm not having as much cramping/pelvic pressure as I was. I really don't think all this means anything other than normal end-of-pregnancy getting ready for labor stuff, though. Makes me breathe a little easier about getting all my class stuff finished before I have the baby, though. My poor students are sure I'm going to pop at any second. I just hope I don't go into labor in class or anything.
I've got my dr appointment tomorrow. I'm going to tell her I hired a doula and show her my x-rays of my back, just for her info. I think they're pretty fascinating, so I'm sure as a doctor she'll think they're interesting too. I'll also get an internal exam, so it will be interesting to note if I've dilated any further. I was a fingertip dialated 2 weeks ago. She checked me since she was already 'down there' for my GBS test.
I'll also ask her thoughts on 'alternative' birthing positions again, since I got a fairly lukewarm noncomittal reaction the other times I've mentioned it in passing. I really want to stress that I'd like to push in whatever position feels like it will work, due to my back issues. Hopefully I'll get the answers I'm hoping for!