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 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 I cant stand any more medicine or medicine for that matter.
*crossing fingers* for baby to remain head down for next 2 weeks.
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 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!!)))))))
Last edited by Aveyronaise; 02-04-2008 at 03:55 PM.
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%
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
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 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.
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.
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