My 28w Apt

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AimeeLynne's picture
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My 28w Apt

I had an apt yesterday w/an U/S! I got to see my little girl...well at least I think she's still a girl lol. They had to make sure she was measuring right, and everything was right on, but she was breached so they couldn't see in between her legs. She was moving and kicking the u/s wand like crazy. DH and I got to speak with the dr, and he said that his recommendation about VBAC vs Csect would be to go with the Csect again. He said that since my body did great, and did everything it was supposed to, but DS still got stuck and he was only a 5lb baby, that the chance of that happening again are very high. He said that a 5lber shouldn't get stuck, but it was probably because I have a small pelvis. SOOO I am waiting on a call to let me know when my section date is. It's kind of bitter sweet. Half of me wanted to try, but the other half didn't want my baby to be in distress and the thought of "is my baby going to be okay" was awful. It looks like I will probably deliver around Oct 21st, which my sister will be able to come up from MD and actually be at the hospital!! AND now that I have time to think of myself getting a section I am so scared! All these what if's keep popping into my head, and I am working myself up. OHH and I am now at the 2w apts! I don't remember it this early with DS, but its just another thing to freak me out because I am NOT ready!!!

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Glad you had a good appt....I hear ya about the 2 weeks appts. Heck I only have 2 more of those then I'll be at weekly appts.

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Glad you had a good appt! When I had my ultrasound last week they couldn't see really good either because he was breach. Smile

I think you'll find a scheduled c-section to be nice and relaxed and much better than the last one. I still think "what if..." all the time about if I had tried for a VBAC with #2, but on the other side of that there's always the what if it was the same as my first experience, which I did NOT want to relive.
It's also great your sister will be able to be there!

If you have any questions about scheduled c-sections let me know, I'd be happy to talk you down on some of your fears. Smile

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I'm glad you had a nice appt!

I'm going to be a scheduled Csect too. I didn't even discuss the VBAC options because I didn't want to relive the first time again. My DD got stuck too because of her large head & my crooked pelvis. I'm sort of freaking out about it getting so close but I'm comforted by the fact that I will know when it will happen. I'm hoping that knowing will provide a relaxing experience this time.

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I know ya'll have circumstances that make a csection the right choice for ya'll but I gotta say not all VABCs end badly. I had a wonderful one last delivery. And I delivered a BIG boy.....lol 8 lbs 12 oz and a 14.5 in head. That said my csection was ONLY because DD was a footling breech.

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How exciting to see you baby girl again! I wouldn't worry to much about Csection. Whatever gets the baby out the safest! It would be cool to have an exact day when you will meet her!

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"mommy2four" wrote:

I know ya'll have circumstances that make a csection the right choice for ya'll but I gotta say not all VABCs end badly. I had a wonderful one last delivery. And I delivered a BIG boy.....lol 8 lbs 12 oz and a 14.5 in head. That said my csection was ONLY because DD was a footling breech.

I wouldn't have hesitated to ask for a VBAC if my c-section was for a breach baby or for fetal distress. But when it's for failure to progress, odds aren't in our favor. Smile

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"irishgirl" wrote:

If you have any questions about scheduled c-sections let me know, I'd be happy to talk you down on some of your fears. Smile

I might take you up on this! Thank you so much!!

"abh413" wrote:

I'm going to be a scheduled Csect too. I didn't even discuss the VBAC options because I didn't want to relive the first time again. My DD got stuck too because of her large head & my crooked pelvis. I'm sort of freaking out about it getting so close but I'm comforted by the fact that I will know when it will happen. I'm hoping that knowing will provide a relaxing experience this time.

I am totally freaking out now that I have time to think about it. And I'm totally make it worse by googling all these horror stories about csections! I HAVE to stop!!

"mommy2four" wrote:

I know ya'll have circumstances that make a csection the right choice for ya'll but I gotta say not all VABCs end badly. I had a wonderful one last delivery. And I delivered a BIG boy.....lol 8 lbs 12 oz and a 14.5 in head. That said my csection was ONLY because DD was a footling breech.

I had a friend that did a VBAC and she did awesome! Everything went perfectly! I'm kinda sad that I'm not going to get the joys of a natural delivery, but those are the cards I'm dealt I guess. DH is squeamish and I asked if he was sad he didn't get to cut the cord and he looked at me like I was nuts! lol He was getting all squirmy when the doc was talking about the spinal. (he had to leave the room with DS when I was throwing up, getting an IV and the epi lol) I probably could have fought for a VBAC, but my doc has been doing this for a LONG time and I trust him. It is kinda comforting to know that I know when she's coming (unless she shows up earlier), and that I can have DS stay somewhere, etc.

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Sounds like a good appointment! I think it's wonderful that you were able to discuss with your Dr. the best possibilities for you and your delivery Smile

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Glad you had such a good appt! I had a scheduled C/S with my first baby, so I'm available too!