So I had my regular check-in with my midwife today, and she brought up water birth. Apparently they are a state-of-the-art facility with water birthing rooms. She explained some pros to me about it and I'm intrigued. Anyone have any experiences with water births? Lurkers welcome!
In other news, I'm up 13 pounds (GULP). She said I'm on track to gain 40. I gained 30 with my DS. She said she isn't worried, but I can't help but be a little worried. I am eating pretty good and exercise regularly, but I am hungry all the time, so I'm not sure what to do, if anything.
Also, she hasn't seen the usual drop in blood pressure. I'm in the normal range for non-pregnant people, at 126/84, but she seemed a little concerned that it hasn't dropped. My sister had preeclampsia with her 2nd and gave birth at 27 weeks due to extreme danger from high blood pressure. I haven't even told her as she would freak out. The midwife said she isn't worried yet, but I'm a little concerned. I had a weird episode last weds. where I felt dizzy, tingly/numb arms and my heart was pounding out of my chest. I don't have a way to check blood pressure here at home, and couldn't drive, but I think that it was probably high then. I had to lay in bed for 4 hours before I felt normal again. I sure hope it holds for me and doesn't go up. I'm going to buy a arm cuff to keep a check on my BP between visits. I'm sure I'll be compusively testing it though.
Otherwise, things are good! Baby is good and hopefully these other things won't play a factor.