1st appt and 2 u/s later

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1st appt and 2 u/s later
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Mon, 11-19-2012 - 10:25am

I had my first appointment last Tuesday and he dated my baby as 8 weeks 1 day.  He said that my due date based on LMP is 6-21 (based on baby it's 6-25) and that I had to have a C-section.  Apparently, my local hospital doesn't perform VBACs and neither does the other hospital in the area.  In order to have a VBAC I'd have to find a doctor an hour away and get to that hospital while in labor.  I really didn't want another C, but I don't want to go that far for a doctor or a hospital, so I guess I'm stuck.  I delivered my first twin son naturally, so it's not like I haven't had the experience, but healing from a C is so much harder and longer.  Just not looking forward to it.  

So, went for bloodwork and another u/s this morning (not sure why I needed another one, but any chance to see my baby  Wink) and they took 10 vials of blood!  I couldn't believe it.  She said that my doctor really likes to "stick his patients".  Guess it's better to test for everything, but still!  Anyways...here's a pic of my LO to bring a smile to your face!

 

Robin

Mom to 2-year old twin boys, Dawson & Devin

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Mon, 11-19-2012 - 1:57pm

That does bring a smile to my face. Kind of jealous you got another ultrasound. it's crazy how much blood they take. I can't remember how many they took but I remember it was a lot.

Bummer you can't have a VBAC. Did your doctor say why they won't do them? I know some areas are stricter then others on that but I think it should be an option. I wouldn't want to drive an hour either.

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Mon, 11-19-2012 - 2:01pm

10 vials!  Wowzers!  That's a lot!  Hopefully you won't have to have that done too often.  Love the picture of your little one!  It's so great seeing all the ultrasound pictures!

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Mon, 11-19-2012 - 10:38pm
what a gorgeous u/s pic! Mine are way grainier. That stinks about the vbac! I don't understand why drs/hospitals are so afraid of them :-(
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Tue, 11-27-2012 - 11:32am

The area hospitals won't do them because they don't have 24 hr staffing to handle an emergency.  WIth a VBAC there's a 1% chance of uterine rupture and if that happens they only have a couple minutes to get the baby out and get the mother sewn up.  Neither of the area hospitals keep an anesthesiologist (I'm sure I just screwed up that spelling) on staff.  They are on call, but it could take 20 minutes for them to get there.  So, they just don't do VBACs.  I can understand their reasoning, but it still sucks!  

Robin

Mom to 2-year old twin boys, Dawson & Devin

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