Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Things are about to get really nutty, and I expect I won't be able to post to the blog too much in the next 6-8 weeks (though I will still try to get some content here!). So here's a quick update to keep you going.
I've been trying to get as much done for school as possible before baby arrives, but there have been a few factors making this difficult. The main thing is that baby is still in breech position, meaning its head is up instead of down where it should be. Traditionally, this has meant an automatic c-section, which is something I desperately don't want for a number of complex reasons I can't fully articulate here. Fortunately, safe, regular breech deliveries are starting to come back into fashion, and there is a chance that if baby doesn't turn in time I could still avoid the surgery.
But, of course, the best outcome of all would be to get baby to turn and not have to make the tough decision on what to do when labour hits. We've been trying a few things, from the Webster technique to various inversions. We even had an ECV yesterday, where the doctor tries to manually turn the baby from the outside. That was unsuccessful, but we are planning to try again next week and continuing doing everything we can, no matter how silly it seems.
So that's going to be consuming my attention for the next little while. I will still try to be optimistic about getting more done for school, but there may be a point I have to just throw in the towel. I'd be disappointed, but ok with this. You can only do what you can do, right?
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