Wow- you really have had an exciting pregnancy. Boo on that! I hope the last few weeks are stress free for you, and end in a lovely birth and healthy baby!
Mara & Joel, 2009
Welcome to your lodge!
Welcome to your lodge! I agree that I think you've earned a nice, drama-free end of pregnancy and BIRTH.
Glad you like the new CNM group you're with now, even though I'm sure moving was not what you wanted! I met all but one of the midwives in my practice before my birth, and of course that ONE was the one who ended up delivering my DD...but I loved her anyway Hopefully if you like the practice as a whole, everyone in it will more or less work just fine for your purposes.
Yay for your lodge! I have been so looking forward to your lodge! Congrats on your first boy! Can't wait to follow the rest of your pregnancy and birth!
DS1-7/18/08, DS2-2/23/10, DS3 1/18/12
Yay for all of these June babies. I'm so excited to share your birth journey with you.
Hope you get some answers and relief soon-- sounds stressful to me!
DD 8.03, DD 6.05, DS 3.07, DD 5.09, and DS arrived 6.17.12
Welcome to your lodge! I agree with everyone else...I hope the rest of this pregnancy is low key and stress free and you are able to deliver a healthy baby boy with no problems. Try to get some rest if you can. Looking forward to following the rest of your journey!
I'm still randomly bursting into tears due to anxiety. I think my PTSD from my third birth (abruption) is what's making this so much worse. Distraction is the only thing that helps at all. No blood, though, so that's good.
I have my 37 week appointment tomorrow. It is scheduled with a midwife I haven't met, yet. I was supposed to meet her last week, but she called in sick and I got switched to one I've already met. I'm considering asking to schedule an induction for 39 or 40 weeks. I really don't think I will go that long, but I'm wondering if having a set end date would help me better manage this anxiety. My Bishop's score was already 9 points at 36 weeks. I'm guessing a little bit of pit would get me going and then we'd turn it off.
I need to sort out if the physical risks of induction outweigh the risks to my mental health....
Have you talked to the midwives about your extreme anxiety? It seems like they should be able to do something...I understand that you have a lot of hormones going on right now and a specific thing to be worried about, but at the same time randomly bursting into tears doesn't seem like a "normal" situation. If you need something medical to help you through these last few days or weeks, I would think your mental health is definitely worth it...
I'm sorry you're having such a rough time...I really hope this birth experience helps alleviate some of your fear.
Thanks for the support. I'm feeling a bit better today emotionally. Hopefully that lasts. I've been having more prodromal labor today, too. It started at the same time it started on Friday. According to the chart below, I'm somewhere between 3-4cm now. Not that I expect today's bout of contractions to actually produce a baby. It's probably just more "practice."
I have my appointment in about two hours. If these keep up I might ask to be checked.