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Vennittah I look forward to sharing your vbac journey here. Please take the time to tell everyone else about the amazing person you are and start the final weeks of your pg!

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Welcome to your lodge!

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Vennittah! It's time!! Welcome to your lodge!! WOOHOO!!!!!!

You WILL get that VBAC! Biggrin

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Yay Vennittah!!! I'm so excited for you! Welcome to your lodge hun *hugs*

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Welcome Welcome Welcome!!! to your lodge!!!!

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Woohoo! Welcome to your lodge!!

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Welcome! Biggrin

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Yay! Welcometo your lodge! All of us VBAC hopefuls are counting on you being added to the success stories rank Smile You will have a BEAUTIFUL vaginal birth and it will be everything you dreamed, I SWEAR!

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Welcome !! to your lodge. I am sure it will be an amazing VBAC journey Smile

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Welcome to your lodge!

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Welcome to your lodge! Yeah for VBAC - I look forward to hearing all about your journey!

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Thanks everyone. I just realized today after my OB appt I am 36wks and 2 days according to her. I'm having another busy day here but I will try to sneak some time to post a good intro and share some pix. I am so happy to be surrounded by such wonderful women. Infact last night I had such a wonderful dream. I had a VBAC and ended up having a completely NCB and have triplets. :eek: Everyone was shocked just like I was coz I wasn't expecting multiples. I ended up with 2 girls and 1 boy and i was the talk of the town with everyone congratulating me on the VBAC with triplets. Smile

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Haha Vennittah that dream is way funny! I've had some really weird dreams too. I dreamt the other night that I had a squirrel. :eek:

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Ok here is a brief intro. I am originally from Kenya but I have lived in the US for the last 13 yrs :eek: Wow have been here more than 1/3 of my life. When I first came to the states I was based in GA and went to school in Savannah. After Graduation, I wanted to move to Arizona or California but DH did not want to go back to the west coast. He has spent 4 yrs in Washington State and did not like it one bit. DH and I met while I was in college in Savh. He has come down for xmas holidays (his MIL stayed in Savh) and we met at a friend's house.

I was actually house sitting and DH was supposed to come over to meet my friends roommate. They were being set up for a blind date. DH was late arriving and the girls went out. I didn't feel like going out plus I was super broke so I was left house sitting so I can tell Tony (DH) that he was super late and he shd go down to the club to meet the girls there. When he arrived, we just seemed to click at first sight. He made me laugh. He decided to stay and keep me company coz I was home alone and joked and watched the Movie Friday. We still laugh about how we met and make quotes from Friday. He called the girls and asked them where they were but they were club hoping and he wasn't up to that so he said he would wait for them hoping they'd be home early. I was so tired and wanted to go to sleep but I had to keep him company until they got home around 4:30am. By that time we had spend so much time talking and getting to know each other, we felt like friends. It was so weird coz after that our friendship was never the same with the other girls. Even though I still talk to my friend occasionally (she was also DH's good friend), she was kinda upset that he didn't end up with the other girl. I also later found out she has a thing for him but was involved with some other guy so I guess I was the one that took him away.

So anyway, we moved to Atlanta, GA after graduation. We lived there for close to 6 yrs and then moved to Chicago, then to Orlando and we are now in St. louis(hopefully for the long haul). Moving to St. Louis has been a blessing thus far especially with this pregnancy. I was frustrated with the level of Obstetric care in Orlando. I just felt I was fighting everyday for somethign very basic. A civil right that I feel I am entitled to, i.e. give birth vaginally. I was very happy to find some good ICAN Stl resources when we were considering the move. It made me comfortable and reassured me that this was a good move especially considering we were moving in my 3rd trimester. I am now seeing an OB as well as a MW and hoping for a HB. Even though the OB is pro-VBAC there is just sthg about the model of care I get from her/or the general practice that still doesn't make me comfortable that I can have an invention free VBAC. I like my MW very much. She listens and is very informative and she does most of the regular tests that the OBs do. I am just waiting to get to 37 wks so I can party on :party: because my MW can officially "catch" my baby after 37 wks otherwise it's a trip to the hosp. Incidentally, I have not yet registered at any of the hospitals that my OB has privileges(or as she puts it delivers--> I positively do not like this word and would like to avoid it). She like other yesterday got on me about that. I figure I still have time so I will do in the next couple of weeks to keep them at bay.

Hmmm ok that's all I can think of, off the top of my head. I am looking forward to sharing this wonderful journey with the rest of the wonder NCBers. I feel blessed to be surrounded by such a great group of women.

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Congratulations on your lodge! I enjoyed reading your intro and look forward to following your journey to a successful VBAC.

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Congrats on your lodge V! I didn't realize you moved mid-pregnancy but it seems for the better! I hope you get the HBAC you want!

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O V things in this area stink when it comes to VBAC, I am so happy that you moved and have found a better environment! Since i was somewhat anal during my first vbac pg I'll ask... did you read your surgical report to learn dd's position? what was the "cause" of your cs? what are you doing to help try to avoid going under the knife again(other than planning a hbac)

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Wow you've been all over the place! That's really neat Smile I think it's cute how you and your dh met - it was meant to be! I'm so glad that you were able to find ppl to support you & to help you achieve the birth you want, that's so important!

Funny you should mention this:

Incidentally, I have not yet registered at any of the hospitals that my OB has privileges(or as she puts it delivers--> I positively do not like this word and would like to avoid it).

I hate it too, it rubs me wrong b/c their not the ones who deliver the baby, in any way but I find myself saying it sometimes and then think "humph, how else do I word it!?" lol

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Welcome to your lodge! It seems like a lot of the ladies already know you. Smile I didn't see anything about it in your intro and I know you're working for a VBAC, so here is my nosey question... what was your first birth like?

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"MarysBuns" wrote:

O V things in this area stink when it comes to VBAC, I am so happy that you moved and have found a better environment! Since i was somewhat anal during my first vbac pg I'll ask... did you read your surgical report to learn dd's position? what was the "cause" of your cs? what are you doing to help try to avoid going under the knife again(other than planning a hbac)

I had my OP report from my previous OB but it never gave me a full understanding of what went wrong. In early Dec 2007, I ordered my Hospital admission report and I think that finally answered a lot of my questions and finally put me at peace. I discussed it here(well not all the details) last month. Here is a quick recap from that admission report(which also includes my OP report). I ended up with a C-sec for a Failed Induction.

Induction failed after 2.5 days of trying. The induction involved, Cervadil on first day and then a stadol IV and ambien twice a day. I still do not understand why they gave me ambien. I was not even aware I was getting ambien. I didnt know about the stadol either. After 24+ hrs of trying to get things moving and only 1cm dilated. So they decided to do Cytotec, more ambien, more stadol and I forget what else. Oh yeah, I also have pitocin to get contrax. Needless to say by day two, things were not looking good, I was under alot of distress, not progressing and consequently my DD became distressed. So late that afternoon around 2:30pm they told DH, I could die and so could DD so they need to do a CS. DH being alone and unsupported(I was so loopy to make any decisions) and honestly had I been conscious I would have agreed to the CS too due to ignorance and fear of "dead mother and dead baby". So DH signed the papers and I was taken to OR and we had DD at 3:15pm.

Based on my admission report(My induction was a C-sec waiting to happen). At admission I was not a good candidate for an induction. I was at station -3, cervix firm, 0% effaced. There was a very slim chance of this being successful but as u know hindsight is 20/20. I didn't know back them. Oh DDs position was LOA at admission but I was strapped to EFM 24/7 except when I had to pee or shower so that didn't help matters. Not to mention the ambien which kept me asleep for most of that time as well.

I am glad that I am a more informed preggo woman this time around.

The OB I am seeing knows I am very opposed to an induction and she was also shocked to read my admission report especially with the ambien. She said that was counterproductive to the induction. She also knows but wont outright condemn her peers about the combination stadol, pit, cerv, cytotec was not good to my body. She won't induce this time around (well unless I go to 42 weeks then she will try to talk me into a mild form of it bcoz I am a VBAC). Though this OB is good she is still very much an OB and I do not like that model of care. She is still bound to protocol and text book.

I am also seeing a wonderful MW and I could not ask for a better person to be caring for me during this time. She spends lot of time during to appts to get to know you, understand you concerns and fears and help you thru them. I have complete faith in her abilities and I have complete trust that she will safely help us bring out LO into this world. One great thing about her, is she also does not look at me or refer t me in terms of a VBAC or make me feel "broken". For the first time in a long time, I feel whole. I feel great knowing I am capable.

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"chimmy" wrote:

I hate it too, it rubs me wrong b/c their not the ones who deliver the baby, in any way but I find myself saying it sometimes and then think "humph, how else do I word it!?" lol

I've tried to think of a better word but I can't come up with one. If u think of sthg good let me know.

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So excited to continue following your journey!

I remember reading about all your troubles in Florida.

I live in MO too, can homebirth midwives practice legally in MO yet, at the time of my birth it was still a felony.

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Just a quick update. I have been feeling really crampy and crabby since thursday. On Thursday, I was having period like cramps all day after my OB appt. I started to get paranoid that she'd done sthg to trigger it. My thighs also felt so uncomfortable and strange. I can't explain the feeling but they felt tired and on fire. I also had so much nausea and dry heaves.

Well yesterday I braced myself and dragged myself to work. I was feeling horrible the whole morning. But around noon, started getting very hot even though the office was cold (outside temps were in the teens). I was also having lots of heart palpitations and dry heaves. The suddenly, I started to puke. I couldn't make it to the bathroom. I was pukign so much and so loudly at my desk that a crowd quickly formed outside of my cubicle. I could barely understand what everyone was asking. Oh yeah, I peed my pants Sad and people thought my water had broke. Lol I was trying to say "this is NOT it" but all the panicked co-workers(God bless them fr being so nice) were calling the nurse and security to I could be rushed to hosp. I remember hearing on the "phone, she is pregnancy and her water broke and she is puking ... not sure if he is having contrax, let me ask her"

I had to decline to go to hosp. I agreed to go to the nurse's office and have them call my DH to pick me up. Unfortunately he couldn't come pick me up coz I had the carseat in my car so one of my workmates took me home after about 1.5hrs when the nurse felt I was stable to go home. I was trying to stay calm but I have to say people almost got into my head insisting I had broken my water. I was sure it was peed but the nurse kep on sayin I shd get it checked to make sure. Needless to say I don't feel great, I am still puky but I know, my waters are intact. I am hoping to go to 41wks so please send me bake baby bake vibes and to get better. This cough/cold/sinus infection has really taken a toll on my immune system.

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"Fishlady" wrote:

So excited to continue following your journey!

I remember reading about all your troubles in Florida.

I live in MO too, can homebirth midwives practice legally in MO yet, at the time of my birth it was still a felony.

Where in MO r u? It is an ongoign battle of legal language. They had approve it last year but some people protested it because it was passed along another healthcare bill. So right now they are back on the drawing table and trying t get it approved as a separate bill. MWs can practice legally but just can't HB unless they are shadowed by an OB.

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Wow I'm shocked by what they gave you as well, it doesn't make any sense & I think it was wrong of them to try and induce you due to how UNready your body is - I'm sorry hun ((Hugs))

I am so sorry to hear about your time at work! What an ordeal - it's bad enough feeling like crap but to have a whole growd around you ~ oh I feel for ya ((more hugs)) I've felt like that a few times, I think some of it has to do with all the crazy hormones & the end of pregnancy.

Sending 'stay put' vibes until your 41wks!

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Welcome to your lodge!!! I tried to post earlier today but something happened and I lost my post, arrrrggggghhhh!

Anyway, I just wanted to say yayyyyyyyyy that we have another VBAC mumma! There are lots of us now!

Sorry to hear you had such a roigh day at work! :bighug: Sending you lots of ****make it to 37 weeks**** vibes!!!

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I am also shocked they gave you ambien w/o consent esssentially. I don't understand how they have the right to just inject you with drugs in a non emergency situation.I used to question the nurses about what they were giving my mom big time - people thought I was paranoid back then!
Your attitude is truly inspiring. Sorry you had to be at work when you got sick though, it sounds like you need some recovery and rest from your sinus infection. I hope you can get some good quality rest soon .

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How about "attended the birth" Or "attends births" instead of "delivering"? Smile
Vennittah I am so excited, you turn 37 weeks today! WOO HOO! I went into labor in my 37th week with dd... how time flies!

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I am also shocked they gave you ambien w/o consent esssentially. I don't understand how they have the right to just inject you with drugs in a non emergency situation.I used to question the nurses about what they were giving my mom big time - people thought I was paranoid back then!
Your attitude is truly inspiring. Sorry you had to be at work when you got sick though, it sounds like you need some recovery and rest from your sinus infection. I hope you can get some good quality rest soon .

I don't know either and it was quite shocking to me wot see and read thr hosp admission report. The 2 things that I got out of it was the stadol IV(I was unaware I was being given any pain killers) and the ambien. The stadol din't even stand out to me coz I thought it was a type of an IV eg saline IV for hydration. When I googled it, I was shocked to find out what it was and the side effects. When I read the side effect so much of my experience become very clear. I had been very angry and confused for 3 yrs trying to find answers as to why the cervadil or cytotec or pitocin made me so dilusional and dysfuntional but I think those 3 drugs on their own would not have put me in that state of mind or physically put me in so much distress. I would always tell people how bad my induction experience was but I couldn't put a finger to waht caused all the drama and quick deterioration of my health and my LO. Some people just thought I was crazy or a raving lunatic but finally seeing it on paper and see what those drugs or a combination of them can do to someone, I was finally able to put this whole experience behind me and know that the drugs and poor judgement calls on those in whose care I was under led me to the emergency C-sec to "save my life and my LO".

I am very paranoid these days too. Even last week when I was sick at work and they said for em to go to the ER, I declined. I have avoided being in hospitals this whole pregnancy for this very reason. I didn't and I still don't know that I can trust that they wont do to me sthg that I have not consented to.

It has made me super vigilant as to what kind of treatment also gets administered to my LO when I've had to go to hosp. TG it has only been once but one could tell I was a hawk watching every move and asking tons of questions about everything. I wish I could finally make peace and know I can trust the establishment because there are genuine medical cases that need hospitalization and medication but now I just worry about being over drugged.

Last but not least, another thing that bugs me is most of these drugs have known side effects but yet they use preggo women as guinea pigs. They just keep administering the drugs or a combo or them and hope for a good outcome. In some cases upping the dose to get faster and favorable outcomes at the expense or well being of the mom and baby. I wish they would take some time to try and understand or test women and see which women are good candidates for all these drugs and which ones are not. I know a few women can tolerate it, I certainly wasn't one of them.

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"HappiLeigh" wrote:

How about "attended the birth" Or "attends births" instead of "delivering"? Smile
Vennittah I am so excited, you turn 37 weeks today! WOO HOO! I went into labor in my 37th week with dd... how time flies!

You know.. a part of me is wishing I could hold this baby soon but I just don't feel ready yet plus I am still sick and would prefer not to meet my LO when I have a cold/sinus infection or whatever this bug is.

Even with all my aches and pains at the moment, I am still praying for a march 1st baby. Let us see if I will still be singing the same song next week ROFL

I just saw the chiropractor(God bless her) and she adjusted my pelvis and back and oh boy what a huge diff that adjustment made. I think i will sleep better tonight.

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OMG I would be just livid at reading that hospital report. Jeez...you'd think they'd inform you more than that. Wow.

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I am so tired of being sick honestly. Last night i was just os panicky because I couldn't sleep weel and kept on waking up maybe every 30 mins because I was feeling like my heart had stopped but I think it was mainly because I was not getting enough oxygen so it was startling me. My nose is still so stuffy (and constantly runny). I searched everywhwere in the house for some tylenol because I was alo having a huge migraine for hrs(I think I blew a vessel from blowing my nose too hard). I was finally able to get the last 2 tylenols (cold and cough) in the medicine cabinet in the kitchen. That helped me a ton if only for 3 or 4 hrs. But I was finally even to breathe and fall asleep. The migraine didn't go away but breathing was just a huge relief.

Then on top of all that around 1am I started to have some mild contrax.... There were starting all the way at the top of my uterus to the bottom into my cervix. It was very strange because I had never felt anything like that before. I have been having some this morning but nthg to be overly concerned about. I am so tired of being sick. If i cold just get over this cold, I could enjoy these last few weeks. I am tired of the constant nausea too and dry heaves.

Send me some get over this cold/cough/sinus infection thing soon. I just want to enjoy these last few weeks of baby in me. I think also getting over this cold will help me having an easier birthing time.

ETA: I am also having a ton of cramps around my lower abdomen and back and also my things feel so funny. Its a strange feeling I can't put into words.

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Sending {{go away cold}} vibes to you. You totally deserve to be enjoying this time, not suffering through it. Ooh I wonder if those cramps are doing anything....hope so!

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last night was a particularly rough day and then worse night for me. I am glad I have God on my side and he gives me strength to go thru some rough times. I certainly know I can't do all this on my own.

Anyway, sometime in the night this LO decide to turn completely transverse and was laying outstretched across my belly. It hurt so much. As of last appt it was LOA which I was very happy about. So what's with the change in position. The Head was definitely on my right side and bum on my left side. I got my stressed out which was not helping matters out and tried to stay calm and nudge it back to LOA but about 1.5 hrs later it decided to slowly turn(this was actually more painful them when it was turning transverse and now I think the head move to the top and bum to bottom. I was hoping that I cam just guessing this but today all the movement is in my lower abdomen. I can feel kicks going down into my cervix. I am just wondering if this LO is just telling me i am not ready to get out or sthg. I am worn out physically, emotionally and mentally and this is sthg I just don't want to deal with now. I feel I have done so much to try and get everything "right" and for the LO to flip 180 is just not sthg I am ready to deal with. Part of me is thinking of asking for an U/S to confirm during my MOnday appt(I also have a MW appt tomorrow so I will ask her t check and confirm). I feel like the baby has also moved back up coz I have no space to breathe. It's just weird. My fear is if they do the U/S and confirm breech then they will start to push c-sec but I know a breech delivery is possible so I have to ask the MW tomorrow.

Please send me some head down vibes. I am just hoping, this baby cooperates. I am having mild pressure waves so I am thinkign my body is definitely preparing for the baby's arrival so I need it to be in the optimal position.

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Some pix at 37wks.. I have slacked in posting pix but hopefully I can add some family pix this week. I need to take some time off from work. I'm just so exhausted.

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Some pix of DD that I have used on siggies before

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You are so beautful. I hope I look half that good at 37 wks.

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An Old Slide Show I had for DD 1st year.


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OH hun (((hugs))) Sending you loads and loads of head down vibes, I'm sorry your in so much discomfort that really is no fun. I'm loving your belly pictures!! Your so pretty and your dd is anIabsolute doll - I remember the one with her on the playground, I think you had that in your siggy awhile back when I was talking (on the anything board) about moving to the Chicago/Shaumburg area last year lol That one of your dd and dh is soo cute!

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This past weekend my LO first turned transverse and then as I was praying and hoping to would go back head down the LO flipped into breech. Very painful turning and also got me so depressed. Yesterday, I decided to be positive and not to all the negative talk about breech. I was just crawling praying and trying the little I can to get it to turn.

This morning as I was preparing to go to the hosp to meet with the OB, I was just praying for the baby to be head down. Once we reached the hosp and were in the L&D waiting room(some of the nurses were so excited to see me coz Doc had told them to expect me). It was weird being in L&D coz I hadn't pictured being there any time soon. Anyway, I started to feel really bad and was going to puke, then I felt this jolt in my tummy and the baby had gone transverse again. By this point I just getting a little irritated by the turn of events. I mean it seems to be too late to be playing such games with me. Anyway, the L&D nurses, told me that the OB had talked to a hematologist earlier and they decided since I was have adverse reactions to medicines and I have allergies it might not be wise to do my Iron transfusion today(That's why I was the hosp) so they adviced me to go to her office and wheeled me there coz I was so out of it. I got to the OB and waited(this is not the office I normally go to). I just kept on praying for baby to turn and was trying to push with my hands but too afraid to hurt it.

Anyway, once I got to see the OB, she felt it up and said yep it's not in a good position and you know this means this precludes you from a vaginal birth. My heart almost sunk but I just said, it is not the end of the world. At least, I feel if I have to schedule a c-sec it is with fairly good reason and I feel that I have made and informed decision. So anyway, I said can we try to see if we can turn it and at least give it till the due date before making any rush decisions, and she said Yes. I like that was so not being pushy or making it a decision we have to make right there and then. She has listened to the heartbeat and the movements and checked my vitals and said, looks like everything else is good so no rush. So after talking she started to feel the baby up and try to see if she can nudge it to turn and slowly but surely my spawn Lol started to stretch out and turned with ease. Even though it felt painful it was a pain I think I welcomed. So according to ON she thinks it is now back head down and I am praying that is stays that way. It's been a long morning but I think this was one appt that was good even though I was so anxious when I went in.

Oh yeah , my GBS results were negative so no anti biotics Yahoo I cant stand any more medicine or medicine for that matter.

*crossing fingers* for baby to remain head down for next 2 weeks.

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Vennittah
I am right there with you on the transverse issue,my little one turned from transverse to head down last week due to 3 acupuncture appointments and it was so emotional because, it is a valid reason to get a c-section. I am going to keep you and your LO in my thoughts. Hopefully spawn Smile will stay in a head down landing position! And yes it does feel so weird when they turn around at this stage , my dude didn't hurt but it made me feel like I was going to lose my lunch ug.
So here's to head down babies Staying head down !!
(((((head down vibes!!)))))))

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I'm glad it was a good appointment after all that. And yay for no antibiotics!! Does this mean you're going to have to go back to the hospital for the iron transfusion?

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Wow, just wow. What an acrobat you have there. I hope baby stays head-down, or at least remembers to get head-down for delivery!

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"MonkeyMoo" wrote:

I'm glad it was a good appointment after all that. And yay for no antibiotics!! Does this mean you're going to have to go back to the hospital for the iron transfusion?

Actually I was talking to my cousin who is an OB yesterday about this whole Iron tranfusion, it was scheduled for today(dunno if i put the details up there). She said it may not be necessary and from what she remembers in her hematology classes and her experience, that some patients just have low iron no matter how much u try to increase the reserves. That the iron transfusion would give me an immediate boost but no long term benefit. She said if my body has learned to operate at such low levels despite the supplements and diet etc then she doesn't see the benefit of the transfusion this late in the pregnancy so no need to mess around and create another situation that may require my hospitalization but she also added a disclaimer that without seeing my full blood report and any other tests that the doctor may have ordered she can't say for sure I shdn't do it.

So when I talked to the OB about it, she said she had also talked to a hematologist this morning and he felt the same way. That is way she wanted me to see he before going to L&D. She said he has evaluated my chart and said if after increasing my iron intake for over 1 month the improvement wasn't that much he feels that probably this is the optimal functional for my body and my blood work needs to be evaluated when I am not pregnant to to determine why my ferritin levels are low(I think ferritin shows how much iron my body is able to store fore future use) and why my RBC count din't increase. He told her it could be just my bone marrow is not stimulated enough. She also felt that due to be being sick this past month it might not be wise to do sthg that I might react to because I have reacted to OTC medicines and an Iron Transfusion is sthg I hadn't done before so she didn't want to risk an allergic reaction or sthg. So finally we all decided, it was not in the best interest at this point to treat is prophylactically and we will just wait and see. If baby arrives and I need more blood or sthg we will treat the situation then. FOr now, let's not mess with anything. ITA with her 100%

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I'm coming to your lodge really late but am so happy things are looking better for you. Your belly is gorgeous BTW!

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You look great Vennittah!! And your DD is adorable too! I"m sending you massive 'head down' vibes as well as 'get better and stay healthy' vibes!!

Is your DD excited to be a big sis? I forget do you know what you are having?

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"novafan" wrote:

You look great Vennittah!! And your DD is adorable too! I"m sending you massive 'head down' vibes as well as 'get better and stay healthy' vibes!!

Is your DD excited to be a big sis? I forget do you know what you are having?

Yep, my DD is very excited. She asks practically everyday if I can push the baby out today so she can hold the baby in her arms. She has been so involved in this pregnancy and can visualize the birth more than my DH can. She always asks the MW when she comes over if mommy will push the baby out today Lol

The last time, she asked if the MW can pull the baby out because mommmy said No when she asked me to push the baby out ROFL I love how involved she has been for a person who is only 3 yrs old.

A couple of nights ago she was showing her daddy how she thinking mommy will push the baby out. I was shocked actually, usually the birth videos she has watched with me have been on all fours or squating or standing. I think she's only seen 1 with someone laying down. So I was shocked to see her lying down then prob her legs up like she was in stirrups(she got a pillow) and then said "push 1-2-3- push"... I don't think I have watched anything like that with her but obviously nthg about child birth seems to get past her these days. I am definitely not planning to be in a lithotomy position so she better get that out of her head.

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Drag for today? I woke up with swollen feet today. Wsup with that? I am hoping its just coz I slept on my right side for 1 or 2 hrs this morning. They were definitely not swollen last night. It could be all the nausea and puking too but I thought I drank enough water to rehydrate. *sigh* the end is almost near but why does it have to be so challenging? Just hope the swollening is down by Monday so OB doesn;t start bringing induction discussion again. I could see her biting her tongue last monday when she felt I was having contrx already and feeling miserable. She knows I am a VBAC so her options are limited but I bet if I wasnt a VBAC the induction speech would be floating around.

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Aw I hope the swelling is nothing. I've had swelling with my first 2 pregnancies and never had any 'issues' other than, well, shoes and socks and wedding rings. I hope the same is true for you. And I hear you on worrying about the induction speech...I'm dreading my next MW appointment for the same reason. Sigh.

My nephew has low iron (he has sickle-cell trait) and despite giving him the max iron supplement from an early age his iron just always stayed low. They came to the same conclusion your OB cousin did, that some people just have low iron and can function just fine with that.

lol at your dd. I love how the big sisters get so involved Smile

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Your DD sounds adorable! I'm sorry you're swelling and hope it's nothing!

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