Had a GREAT Dr's Appt.

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Had a GREAT Dr's Appt.

I went to my check up today excited cause I haven't seen my doc in 2 weeks. 2 whole weeks. Lol I missed her. I LOVE my doc.

Anyway, I talked to her about what tools the birthing center has available to us during the pushing phase and she and I discussed OUR desire to deliver this baby without suction (I had suction assistance with both my other two due to "weak" pushing). I'm soo excited about it now. They do have the squatting bars for the beds and she's used them in a few different ways to help maintain the gravity assistance without tiring my thighs out. She told me I could labor in the tub as much as I want, and as long as we allow the baby to be on monitors every once in a while, then the staff is pretty cool with me doing whatever during labor.

But... the best part of my appointment was her excitement about helping me to find a comfortable pushing position. I reminded her that I didn't really "feel like" being upright during pushing last time, but I never TRIED it even. So she said she will be sure to offer suggestions this time as to different positions I might want to TRY and I'm going do my best to accept those suggestions and TRY them out. Smile

K.

Just had to share my great appointment. Smile

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That's fantastic news! I love supportive professionals. Smile

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Ditto to PP, sounds awesome! Smile And it sets mom's mind at ease so much. Smile

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Being upright was a huge improvment for me. I too am not a strong one when it comes to pusing.

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How wonderful!! I think they are sometimes too impatience to get these babies out of us - if we they were more patient & encouraging I think it wouldn't be such an issue. I'm so excited for you that you have someone who will honor your birthing space & help you push baby out :thumbsup:

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"Chimmy" wrote:

I think they are sometimes too impatience to get these babies out of us - if we they were more patient & encouraging I think it wouldn't be such an issue.

Sadly, there wasn't much time to be patient with either of my boys. I pushed for about a maximum of 30 minutes (it didn't seem long at all). Both my boys had cord impingement and their heart rates dropped WAY too low during pushing. My first had the cord around his neck twice and my second had it around his neck AND body so many times that the doc actually had to unwrap him cause it didn't fall loose after he was out. He was my little Houdini.

I'm hoping we don't run into the same issue, but even if we do, I'm hoping that being upright will increase my pushing abilities.

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"Nell4Him" wrote:

Sadly, there wasn't much time to be patient with either of my boys. I pushed for about a maximum of 30 minutes (it didn't seem long at all). Both my boys had cord impingement and their heart rates dropped WAY too low during pushing. My first had the cord around his neck twice and my second had it around his neck AND body so many times that the doc actually had to unwrap him cause it didn't fall loose after he was out. He was my little Houdini.

I'm hoping we don't run into the same issue, but even if we do, I'm hoping that being upright will increase my pushing abilities.

Well geeze lol Sounds like your babies love their cords! I hope this new little one will be less in love with it so you can push him/her out without problems. Do you really long cords?

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I'm not sure on the length, it was never mentioned to me, but obviously long enough for them to be tangled up by them. Lol

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Your doc sounds wonderful!

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That is great news. yay!