Welcome to your lodge Megan! Can't wait to follow the last few weeks of your pregnancy/birth journey!
Yay! Looking forward to following your story!
Welcome to your lodge!
Is everything alright?
Everything is fine, I think I'm just in denial that I'm in the final stretch!
I'm 'officially' 37 weeks today, so I should be good for my home birth plan. I don't think labour is likely to start for another couple of weeks though. DS was 7-12 days post-dates, so I'm assuming this one will at least cook for another 3 weeks or so.
I have another 5 days of work, and have a long list of (non-critical) things to do when I have some more time.
I'm feeling fine, and haven't had any complications. This child seems to be determined to kick my ribs out of shape, but at least the position is pretty good at the moment.
Hi Megan! I thought, hmmmm the screen name looks familiar, and then saw Jack's name and the pieces fit. A long lost Feb '10 mama! Congrats on you new LO! I'll be stalking and watching for your new LO's debute.
I know I still have no idea where our February board got moved to!
I still need to do my intro, but I haven't had the time, maybe tonight!
I just had a whirlwind morning. I had my midwife appointment, and saw my other midwife who I haven't seen in a while, and when she was trying to determine position, she couldn't find a head down where everyone else had said it was, and wondered as I had off and on, if the lump that's been under my ribs for weeks, might not be a bum.
So she gave me a requisition form for a walk-in ultrasound clinic.
I had a chiro appointment so I went there first and my chiro mentioned that when I find out for sure if baby is breech we can set up a plan to try the Webster technique and moxibustion. I went from there to the ultrasound clinic and actually found a parking spot right outside with an hour still on the metre! I only waited 10 minutes, and then the u/s tech confirmed that it is indeed baby's head up in my ribs and it's feet too. So that explains why I've been feeling all sorts of kicking and nudging and fullness up there. Baby's bum is down by my left hip, so no baby parts actually in my pelvis.
I got back to work and called the chiro back and now have an appointment for tomorrow at 10. Seconds later my midwife called and she already had the results and had contacted the breech specialist OB to set up a consult, she also mentioned that if my water breaks that I should stick my bum in the air and call her since there's a risk of cord prolapse when there's nothing blocking the cervix.
So now I know what happens when they discover a breech at 37 weeks (even though baby has been in this position for at least a month, and two other midwives and an OB didn't catch it)! Fun!
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I'm glad everyone is now attentive!
Oh that stinks. I hope the baby turns.
It feels like something is happening. I just saw my chiropractor again, and spent the night going all sorts of crazy things. It's very uncomfortable right now, but I'm hoping that's because baby's trying to move.
Move baby, MOVE! YES!
I have no idea if the baby has changed positions at all. I have a meeting with the OB today and if there's time (and baby's still breech) she'll try an ECV. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have news that beb is head down and ready to go.
I feel stalled in my birth prep until this is resolved...
I'm planning a home waterbirth VBAC, and a breech sort of throws a wrench into those plans. My midwives are hesitant about the HBAC to begin with and breech just makes the whole thing a no-go.
Hope baby knows what's up and acts accordingly. Your midwives should have lots of good ideas to encourage babe to turn...
Oh I hope baby turns! Check out the spinning babies site and yes I'm sure your midwife has lots of suggestions too.
Oh yeah I spent the weekend doing all sort of things! And it apparently paid off, when the OB came to check me before the version and beb was already head down! And OA too! Smart baby.
So, what did you do, if I may ask?
My chiropractor adjusted me with the Webster technique, my partner performed moxibustion for me on bladder 67 (baby toes), I did the breech inversion a few times (see spinning babies), went swimming and did handstands in the water, used cold packs on the top of my belly and either warm water (in the bath) or flashlight at the bottom, played music at the bottom of my belly, and did a lot of visualizing of the baby being head down. So I'm not sure what worked, but it was likely the adjustment plus some of the other factors. I didn't notice the baby flip, but there was a lot of movement during the moxibustion.
Great baby turned!! How's it going? Any news?
Welcome to your lodge from another Feb '10 mama! So glad the baby turned. Was your first breech because I do remember you having a c/s with him. Looking forward to hearing about your HBAC this time!