I hope the appointment went well and that Miss Zoe will make a timely entrance!
Second update: Her appt went relatively well. Zoe's happy as a clam in there, albeit presenting the wrong part of her head (give her a break, its her first time!). Jackie's OB is a rockstar in my mind. She's negotiated putting of a RCS until Wednesday morning with the caveat that she'll maintain her opportunity to VBAC if she's showing signs of active labor that morning. She's having waves every so often (30ish minutes apart) and seems to be in good spirits. Oh course she is. She's a rockstar.
Right now she's seeing a chiro to see if she can't get Zoe to assume a better position.
Anyone have any brilliant ideas for moving the little bugger?
"She says my round ligaments are off. One side (left) is stretches way more than the right and Zoe has got herself getting comfortable way too much that way which has led to her getting wonky.
She worked on that and on some pressure points and made sure I can find them for tonight.
If still pregnant going back tomorrow. Lol"
Sounds like a pretty good update! I agree, this OB sounds awesome in that she was flexible. It is amazing to me how specific the chiropractor was able to get in determining what is causing Zoe to present the way she is. Here's hoping the chiro visit will help get little girl to make her entrance before Wednesday!
WTG Jackie on negotiating with the OB! You truly are a rock star! I'm thinking of you and sending tons of positive birthing thoughts your way!!
Mama to Kostas with the Mostest, born 07/10/07
and Marek "Cricket" Joshua, born 12/07/12
Thanks ladies. Chiro has got the waves coming in more. Now let's just hope Zoe takes the help and clues we've given her to straighten herself out!
Thanks for updating Erin! I've been computer-less all day.
ETA: So the OB was very good and friendly today. We did talk about her position and how he wasn't comfortable inducing me in any way because of it. Otherwise he probably would have agreed to that for tomorrow. Him being uncomfortable and me knowing what I do know about positioning I wasn't comfortable asking to be induced at all. I envision issues and hospital clocks and ending up with a RCS. He didn't seem hopeful about her changing her position at all, but very willingly gave me until 42 on the dot and said that if I'm in active labor they'll let me VBAC rather than RCS then. Zoe did pass her NST with flying scores again. Thanks to some of the ladies from my son's BB, my husband and I called chiros within an hour or so of us and one agreed to see me this afternoon. She's had a VBAC herself and totally got where I'm coming from with the urgency of 42 weeks. She feels very confident that it's just the round ligaments being off balance/stretched and that somehow got worse recently and Zoe took the leeway. So hopefully what she did will get Zoe back in line tonight. I've got "homework" I need to start on soon too. And if I'm still pregnant tomorrow afternoon I'm going back in hopes that after 2 sessions I'll go quickly without a worry. I feel good knowing that I'm doing what I can and if it comes to a RCS it's a decision that I own. I actually do feel okay with having a planned RCS. This hospital will make sure that it's a way better experience than what I had with Aiden. They don't separate mom and baby unless there's an actual true issue. I'll get to nurse in recovery! But until Wednesday morning hits I'm going to be confident that I can do this. I do have time!!!
Last edited by alwayssmile; 11-26-2012 at 07:32 PM.
How amazing that you found a VBAC' chiro that could sympathize with your needs and get you in for the two appointments! It sounds like your OB really has both your and Zoe's best interests at heart. While I am totally confident that you will get your VBAC, I'm glad you feel comfortable with how things would be done if it came down to a RCS.
Sending lots of ELVs!
Sounds like you have an awesome OB who is really supporting your efforts and that's terrific that you were able to find a chiro that is helping you with Zoe's positioning. Hopefully she will get lined up so she can make her appearance tomorrow! Sending ELVs!
Sounds like you are in a really good place mentally Jackie! WTG!
Hoping Zoe comes tonight/tomorrow morning!