So still feeling well here but was wondering what does your mucous plug look like? Is it clear or does it have to be blood tinged or pink? Just wondering b/c I have been having clear snot like discharge and then today I had a more cream colored discharge but didn't know if that was the start of my mucous plug. I hope my cervix is starting to do something. Ok...off to go walking. Mary
Welcome to your lodge! I look forward to hearing about your VBAC journey. I'm rooting for you!
OH THE PRESSURE !!! This baby definitely dropped and all I feel is pressure. I am not complaining by any means but I just feel that he is going to fall out (wishful thinking ). We shall see what my cervix is doing on Thurs. It is so weird but I feel like I am training for a marathon....I am walking every day, drinking over 4 liters a water a day, drinking my red rasberry leaf tea 2x a day, and sitting on my exercise ball to maintain good posture and hopefully continue moving this baby down. If anything changes or anything new happens I will let you guys know.
Good for you with drinking 4 litres of water! That is incredible, I am struggling with getting 2 down! So your baby has dropped! How exciting! I am looking forward to when your baby comes! It could be soon!
Mommy to three gorgeous girls
at 6 weeks 22/10/09
Good show! Your statement about the baby falling out and that being wishful thinking made me giggle
Wow, congrats on drinking all that water! I have trouble getting all of my water in.
I hope everything keeps going well.
Update from my appt. on Thurs. So here I was going to this appt. thinking that the only battle I was going to have to fight was passing my due date without scheduling a c-section but once again this office surprises me and catches me off guard. So I go into my appt. pretty relaxed and b/p is good. I am sitting in the room with my dh waiting for the doc and I specifically tell dh that I want to go till 42 weeks. The doc comes in with such a major attitude. I think the docs are pretty much tired of me and she was going off on me about not going to the hospital last week and how it is on me and that I am a grown woman and I am putting my babies life at risk....blah, blah, blah crap. What she was saying did not bother me one bit b/c it was going in one ear and out the other it was in the manner that she was speaking to me in. I thought to myself "I can't believe she is being this nasty...and I am paying for them to deliver my baby!". So then she goes on to check me and tells me that the cervix is still very high, not effaced at all and I am only a fingertip dilated. I told her that was good since he just turned head down a week and a half ago or so. She tells me that she can't confirm that he is head down and starts feeling on my belly and tells me he is breech. I seriously thought that I was losing my mind b/c I had not felt him flip again. She tells me that we will go ahead and confirm it with a sono and schedule a c/s for early next week b/c they don't schedule c/s on Fri. (how convenient for them). We go have the sono and at this point I am a total wreck. I am crying in disbelief that my battle is over and I am going to have another c/s. SHe puts the wand on and ....
HE IS HEAD DOWN!!!! I don't know why I even believed her. I am so mad that I didn't trust my baby. So now I am thinking yay no battle to fight this week. We go back into the exam room to go over the sono and she is completely shocked that he was head down....moron. Then she throws another loop on me..."you are 40 weeks next week so we need to go ahead and schedule for next week b/c we don't let vbacs pass their due dates b/c of the increased risk". I very nicely asked her what am I at an increased risk for that a first time vaginal birth is not? She looks surprised that I have questioned her and starts getting a really nasty attitude stating that my baby is at an increased risk for meconium...I respond that any baby passing post term dates is at an increased risk for meconium. Then she tells me not to forget about uterine rupture...I replied to go on to the next risk factor. Then she tells me the biggest lie I have ever heard of....she says that vbac babies are at an increased risk for fetal distress during labor and that they "sense" the scar from the c/s and then they have their bm and that is when all the problems can come to effect. At this point I am just abgry that sh is BSing me and I let her know that a mom in my son's playgroup just attempted a vbac with them and they allowed her to go to 41 weeks. She says that is very rare but if I want to put myself and the baby at risk she will allo me to go to 41 weeks not passed that and we would need to schedule the c-section for 41 weeks. I was ready to battle it out to 42 weeks but instead my dh came out of nowhere and told her that it was fine and we would schedule the c/sfor 41 weeks. I can't tell you how upset and disappointed I was in my dh. I just kept staring at him in disbelief that instead of supporting me he took her side. So as of now I have a c/s on the 28th (which I will not be shwing up for). I let my dh know that he acted like a doctor iwth me not my husband and I stopped talking to him after that appt. He tells me what if she is right...I let him know to do his research find where what she said is true and I will have the c/s on the 28th. So my dh has promised me that if he cannot find that info anywhere (which I know he won't) he will call her and cancel the c/s. If you read thi far thank you for taking the time to read my drama and battle for my natural vbac and I will contiue to fight for my right as a women. I will keep you guys updated. Mary
Hey, good luck in your battle for the birth you want. I'm sorry your DH is not being more supportive. Just b/c you scheduled that doesn't mean you have to show up! Maybe it can placate the morons a bit and get you some breathing room in the meantime. I hope you get to enjoy the experience of being a birthing woman!
Good for you - to have the strength to question your doc. So many women don't have that strength or education.
I'm sorry your DH wasn't more supportive, but perhaps he is just worried about you and the baby?
Keep fighting, mama. I can't wait to come here and read your VBAC birth story!