...I need mine to stay in a while longer!
After an appointment with my MW on Wednesday, she booked us for an u/s at the hospital because she had a small feeling that what she had been thinking of as a bottom might actually be a head.
The u/s confirmed that the baby is currently breech (36w1d). I was shocked & devastated. The hospital presented me with 2 options-- planned c-sec or ECV manipulation. I chose to book the ECV since at least it would give us the chance of having the birth experience we've been hoping for (natural, water, home). They booked me for next Thurs (37w1d). My birth class teacher told me to just focus on relaxing and that there's still time for baby to move. I spoke to my MW this morning and she said if I was feeling hesitation about the ECV, she could call and try to book me for a week later. The ECV has less chance of being successful at 38 weeks, but it also gives my baby more time to turn on his own, which is obviously the ideal! My MW also said that, though the hospital won't offer this and we couldn't do it at home, vaginal breech birth doesn't have to be ruled out just because I'm a first time mom.
If you have any spare prayers, positive thoughts, or bottoms-up vibes to send my way, I'd greatly appreciate any & all!!!