Hmmm, I don't know where to start or what to really say. She is pretty new to midwifery. I asked her about it and she said "no, I've been nursing for the last two years because I couldn't find a job in MW, and just moved here 4 months ago and started at these clinics." So even though she said no, clearly she is new to midwifery. I'm not sure she has ever delivered a baby! Not that I should hold that against her, you gotta start somewhere, but I don't want to be her first! Nooooo thanks. She seems like a really sweet young lady, and I mean young... she looks really young... but her personality came off timid and not very confident, and that didn't make me feel great either.
So I asked her what was going on with my midwife. She said she is having personal problems but should be back in a few weeks. Sucks. It is cutting it close if you ask me! I feel pretty uncomfortable about the whole thing, but since my pregnancy is going fine and I don't really have any issues, I guess it doesn't really matter if I see this new MW for a couple more prenatal appointments. It is unlikely she will be at my delivery anyway, and I sure hope that if she was they would put a more seniored MW with her to oversee it all. I guess I can always ask for someone else if it comes down to the delivery and she is there on call. I'm not even sure what protocol is for putting new MW's on call...
I'm not happy about it all, but I'm not sure there is anything I should or could do.
In baby news, I'm still measuring a couple of weeks ahead. After hearing Krystal's news, I was probing her on the baby being big and all that jazz, and even though she doesn't think it is amniotic fluid, she isn't worried. My son consistently measured 2 weeks ahead too, and I had him at 38 weeks but he was only 6 lbs 13 oz, so I'm not going to worry over that.
BP is good, baby's butt is pointing out and head is still down in the pelvis. I really think I only have about 4 weeks left, so now it is starting to feel like it is going fast! And my weight, well, whatever, it is fine. I will still probably be under 40 total even if I went to 40 weeks, so whaaaatever! Now I am on to every week
OHHH, I also asked her about the GBS and if you can take anything to help get a negative result. She said no, it is bacteria that is in your anus and sometimes gets in your vagina and there is nothing you can do to prevent it or kill it off, like with probiotics. I assume they do a vaginal swab for this test? I can't remember. Anyway, I'll get it at 36 weeks.
So here we gooooo! Weeeee!