Stuck at work today. Someone called in sick (actually, his car broke down) so that leaves me to cover the office. Not overly happy about it, had to set the alarm for the 1st time in a week. Dave was upset, couldn't understand why the guy wouldn't just get a ride or take the bus.
Still feeling very pregnant. Dave and I going to our friends' house for dinner. Looking forward to the distraction. Long nights and weekends at home are making me antsy for something to happen.
Appointment is tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing my MW.
Let us know how your appt goes!
Had a good appt today. Mostly just routine. BP fine. Heartbeat fine. Used this week to ask a lot of questions.
My little girl is currently posterior, so I get to spend the rest of the pregnancy trying to make sure she turns. I'm not overly concerned yet. At last week's appt she was sideways, so she is obviously still moving around.
Found out that my hospital and caregivers do not require an IV unless I want an epidural. I'm very happy about this news, I was under the impression originally that they did require one.
I officially have 3 weeks to go into labor on my own, after that it is an induction. Hoping I won't make it anywhere near that 3 weeks!
Glad to hear that you had a good appointment today and that you are finding coping methods for the rash.......reading your posts made me itchy, I swear!!!
Is there anything in particular that your midwife recommended to help a baby turn from Posterior to Anterior? Just curious.
Good news on the IV too, Im sure you will love the freedom that offers you to move around
Congrats on the lodge! Sounds like all is going well for you and your little girl.
Wishing you the best of luck over the next couple of weeks.
I was afraid of the same thing with my dh, however at our childbirth class the other night we went through the pros & cons of narcotics and epi's, after seeing that dh was absolutely convinced he wants no meds for us. Maybe that would help your dh? There is no med out there (that I'm aware of) thats proven to not affect the baby. Husband Coached Childbirth has a lot of stuff about what meds can do to baby. I asked my grandma about it too since she's a retired ob nurse to see if she saw what the book mentions and she said she did.Originally Posted by mommys
Cold, wet wash rags are the best thing for my itching. The itching has actually tapered off a little from the beginning, plus you kind of get used to it. I still have a hard time at night. It can drive me batty when I can't sleep, but during the day I manage just with the cold wash rags and really cold showers.
For turning a posterior baby... just laying on my knees with my head on the floor. Reclining in a chair or on couch is actually a bad position and encourages a baby to be posterior. Hands and knees position encourages baby to turn around. When a woman has back labor they encourage hands and knees with hip rocking to help move the baby into correct postion.
OH, and good news... GBS was negative so definately no IV required!
Yeah for the megatice GBS and sorry DH does not understand how important it is to you not to have meds. Maybe you could give him some info on the negative affects of epidurals. I know the more mt DH reads the more on board he is. Good luck.
I don't know if it is good or not, but I haven't been feeling any contractions. No BH at all, although the MW said I was obviously having one during the last appointment. Seems strange to me that I have no clue they are even happening! They must be happening, not sure why I don't notice.