I'm sooo done with the hb mw. She's making me not want a homebirth, I probably should have stuck with my previous mw's in the medfree-staff friendly hospital!! Luckily my previous mw's are still with me since they have sorta teamed up with her.
So I went to the u/s feeling worried thinking all kinds of thoughts because why would I measure so small, I have NEVER measured small. I have NEVER had any concerns whatsoever in my previous pregnancys. MY midwives are so laid back with me, because that's how I am, they understand me, they know how I am and what and how to say things, we click! So the u/s.... she's perfect in every way!! (and yup she's a she!) She's measuring right on at 38 wks today (which I am) she's measuring 7lbs (ok so give or take... it is a late u/s) there's enough amnoitic fluids, everything is perfect!! I'm sooo done with my hb mw that I want to have this baby now so I don't have to see her except right after the baby is born. I have my orginal mw's I don't need the hb mw. It seems the last few times I have seen her there has been some sort of issue, she made the whole breech situation worse than it was, this time she pretty much told me I was starving me and the baby... apparently not! Because of insurance reasons she has to be involved in this birth somehow, if I want a homebirth, not that she has to be there but she will have to probably show up at some point. I guess if I want a homebirth I have to put up with her. But MAN she causes wayyyyy to much unneccesary stress in my life!!! I never thought I would say this but I'm ready to have this baby just so I don't have to have another appointment with her!! My next appointment is with MY mw's then after that I seriously hope she comes so I don't have to have another appointment with her. Of course my luck.... yeah! Anyway I'm sure I'm venting to myself but at least I feel better now... I think.
Well, it's good to hear that your baby girl is okay and the u/s showed there's nothing to worry about. I'm sorry your MW made you worry about nothing. I've always thought having a care provider you like and trust is more important than where you give birth. Would it be possible for you to switch back to your other midwives and have a hospital birth instead? Would you want to?
I had an appointment with my mw that I like this weekend. I haven't lost as much weight as the other mw was concerned about. I've gained a total of 18lbs so far and the last couple weeks pretty much have maintained it. Much less than I did with the boys which were 40lb, 35lb and 32lb. So I'm happy about that! Although I'm still the heaviest I've ever been, or at the same I was with ds3. I'm measuring 36 wks but she didn't seem concerned because she thought the baby felt at least 7lbs. She still hasn't dropped but I figured she won't till labor since they say you only drop in your first pregnancy and usually drop during labor with pregnancys after that. The boys I think were so low I never felt them drop.
Last night I was really really crampy. I figured it was just gas, though I was still getting contractions. Had great nights sleep then woke up all crampy all day. So I took Gas-X, but it didn't do anything. I'm still very crampy and still having contractions just not reg nor do they really hurt. They are just annoying but the cramping is really hurting. Still don't know if it's gas or what. ugh...
Well the cramping turned into contractions and were 4 mins apart but now are further apart so guessing it's nothing yet. It was like 4 mins apart for a good 2 hours. I'm not having them as close now but still having them. and only lasting about 30-40 sec. I really thought it was going to be something. I really thought it would be cool to have an Easter baby. Oh well at least the house is clean now.
I'm sorry the contractions/cramping are giving you fits. I find myself getting frustrated at the complete NOTHING happening. But I wonder if I wouldn't find the starting and stopping more irritating. I think I would. Here's hoping it's just your body warming up for the real deal in a day or two.
I was getting frustrated when nothing was happening till Friday night. Then I thought FINALLY!! With my first 3 I knew something was going on at 36 wks, this pregnancy has been way different! I even figured I'd go late where I was a week early with each pregnancy. I am sooo happy though that something is finally starting, I didn't think it ever would!
Sorry about the hb mw. It sounds like she has a little bit too high-strung attitude for being a hb mw. Of course you always want them to follow up any concerns they may have, but I always figured that (like my mw's are) HB MWs need to be more calm and laid back due to the nature of home birth. She could have easily sent you for the check up, without telling you about it in a way that would make you freak out! Glad everything was ok though.
Sounds like things could be moving along! frustrating that its starting and stopping but remember, there is no such thing as "false labour"....its all doing SOMETHING! towards the final outcome, even if its not the thing we want it to be doing
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PROUD MUMMY TO CHRISTIAN GABRIEL!
Born at home, 2nd May 2009