39 Week appt

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39 Week appt

Had my 39 week appointment today with the only Midwife I haven't seen on base and was less than impressed by her. Hopefully she isn't on duty when I head into L&D. Baby's heart rate was 135 and everything is great. I declined being checked last week and this week because I'm hoping for a natural labor and birth and don't feel the need to know. My normal midwife supports this and even encourages it but the one I had today asked me 3 times like she couldn't believe I declined. Then she started saying that SHE might induce me earlier than normal because of the holiday. Normally the base lets first time mom's go 10 days which puts me at the 27th and past the holiday so early just puts me right over the holiday and makes no sense.

I go back on Monday for my 40 week and thankfully my normal midwife agreed to squeeze me into her schedule even though she doesn't have any openings. I have to go just sit and wait until she finds an opening but at this point I don't care if I sit there for a couple hours since I will be 40 + 2 on Monday.

lesleynka's picture
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Sounds like a great appt becca!

That's great your normal mw agreed to squeeze you in. These last few appts become exciting & are important. They should definitely be w/ someone that you are comfortable w/ & that you've been seeing a majority of the time. Some random woman shouldn't just be showing up & deciding to induce you. Sounds like you are on top of it & know what you want.

You are strong to decline, my friend!! I mean, you could've just found out for us. =/ lol.

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oh wow I know just how you feel!!! I'm so glad you have your regular midwife next week. I remember when i was 40 weeks with my first, all the midwives were booked. I had to see an OB and she was going ahead with scheduling my induction!!! I was so confused and overwhelmed. She really made it seem like I didn't have a choice in the matter. Same thing happened at my appointment last week when i had to see an OB. Its amazing how different their trains of thought are. I'm glad you are able to stick with the plan you've wanted!!

She probably just wanted so badly to check you to see how favorable you are for an induction lol. Good job sticking to your guns. I bet you can't wait to meet your little girl Smile

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Sounds like a good appt except for the mw. Sad Glad you have your regular mw next week. Keep us posted!!

JuneorJulyBaby?'s picture
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I'm glad your normal MW can see you next week, even if it is just a squeeze in. I hope you get the good MW on call when you go into labor!

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Glad everything seems okay with the baby! I hate when doctors try to get pushy when it's YOUR body and YOUR baby. I am glad you stood up for yourself and just remember they cannot force an induction upon you.

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"lesleynka" wrote:

You are strong to decline, my friend!! I mean, you could've just found out for us. =/ lol.

If I could find out for you guys without know my self I would. lol. I just don't want to know so I don't start worrying if I'm not dilated or thinned much. I'm taking EPO already and talking DH into sex when I can so not much else I can do even if I know right?

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"beccasweet" wrote:

If I could find out for you guys without know my self I would. lol. I just don't want to know so I don't start worrying if I'm not dilated or thinned much. I'm taking EPO already and talking DH into sex when I can so not much else I can do even if I know right?

That is so true. I would drive myself crazy if I knew or didn't know. Anticipation kills me!

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Besides the crappy MW, congrats on a good appt! I know you're super excited to finally meet your LO!

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