Pregnancy Roll Call

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Registered: 07-23-2004
Pregnancy Roll Call
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Sat, 12-18-2010 - 10:34pm

I know most of us are busy during tbe holiday season, but I thought it would be nice to have a roll call to see when everyone is due and how you're doing.

Rose

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Registered: 03-08-2003
Mon, 12-20-2010 - 6:26pm
Name: Chantel

Number of weeks pregnant: 25 weeks

Upcoming appointments/moments: Just had a quick appt today, took all the kids with me and they got to hear the baby's heart beat

How are you feeling? LOL--that's a loaded question ;) Mostly I'm feeling good, but I have a lot of lower back & sciatica & hip pain already.

Any questions/comments? No questions really. I had a c/s with my first, vbac with my second, and then tried to vbac my third but ended up with another c/s after pushing for over an hour (very brieflyt--there was a lot of stuff going on at the end there--natural labor until dilated, then contractions slowed waaaay down and the Dr suggested pitocin and I agreed--dumb--and then it all went to pot--and my baby boy was 10 lbs 10.5 oz and posterior).

Going for another vbac this time. Not sure what that would be called 2vba2c maybe, lol. I'm hopeful and I have a new Dr and she very laid back about it all. This baby is a girl. Wish me luck!

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Registered: 10-18-2007
Tue, 12-21-2010 - 8:39am

Name: Megs

Number of weeks pregnant: 34w3days

Upcoming appointments/moments: Next appointment is on 30 December. So far, nothing to report, except I'm starting to get concerned about my BP. It's currently 125/75, but it is normally 110/60. It's slowly creeping up, but still very normal, so just trying not to think about it. No one has shown concern. I did get a letter from the hospital the other day (on 18 Dec), saying I'd missed my appointment on 8 Nov and that they rescheduled me for two more appointments on 22 and 23 Nov. Unforunately, it was the mail service that failed on that one. I have no idea why I needed another hospital appointment, when the midwives are doing just fine. Don't think I'll bother calling and rescheduling =)

How are you feeling? I'm feeling really good, except uncomfortable. bump is getting so big and it takes me a couple of minutes to lie down comfortably, as I feel like i need to catch my breath. I'm getting HUGE. I'm already bigger at 35 weeks than I was at 42 weeks with my first.

Any questions/comments? Just really excited for the birth this time. I feel so prepared andI have a doula and I know how normal labour works, now! Last time was such a horrible experience (3 day induction, ended up with e. c/s for failure to progress). DD was 8lb6oz, so she wasn't gigantic. I do think this one will be over 9lb, as he feels so large, already and he definitely has long legs that stretch to the width of my abdomen! I can feel his bum on one side and feet on the other, so when he straightens his legs, ouch!

Love Megs


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Registered: 01-06-2009
Thu, 12-30-2010 - 4:00pm

Name: Marie

Number of weeks pregnant: 23 and 4 days

Upcoming appointments/moments: I had an appointment 12/29 and I seen the specialist instead of my regular ob/gyn since I was dignosed with hyperthyroid last appointment.

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Mon, 01-03-2011 - 11:17pm

Shelly, 18w/1d along

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Registered: 07-23-2004
Tue, 01-04-2011 - 5:53pm
It is safer for baby to come on his own. Has your dr given you a deadline before he does a repeat c/s? I'd never gone into labor on my own, either, until I had my vbac. My vbac baby was born at exactly 42 weeks.

Rose

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Registered: 07-23-2004
Tue, 01-04-2011 - 5:54pm
Shelly,
Congratulations on your little girl!

Rose

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Registered: 10-18-2007
Mon, 01-10-2011 - 7:29am
Hi Marie,
They recommend not doing an induction with VBAC's, as induction tends to cause contractions that are much harder than would be otherwise. This causes extra stress on your scar that increases the risk of uterine rupture. You will go into labour on your own, as no one has been pregnant forever. As long as baby is fine (and you're fine), there's no reason to induce, really. Why were you induced the first time? I have discovered the majority of inductions are only for doctor convenience, rather than health of the baby. If they say it's unsafe to go so long, let baby decide. Have NST's to make sure all is well with baby. Things don't go wrong with baby over night (with the rare exception).

I can understand about the cough. I'm currently 37+2 and have had a cold for a month. Fortunately, it does seem to be subsiding. I am actually quite happy to go as late as 43 weeks (or more, as long as baby seems to be happy and placenta is functioning well). Well, that and I think I'm more scared to have another baby than to be pregnant for a long time.

Anyway, I'm getting off course. ther'es no reason not to try for a VBAC. Risk of surgery (hemorraging, infection, baby getting cut) is actually greater than risk of rupture during natural delivery. I would also recommend looking into something like hypnobirthing or some other kind of natural relaxation for labour. Epidurals are not VBAC friendly, as they keep you from feeling anything, which would include uterine rupture. Plus, they tend to slow labour down and keep you laying down, so gravity can't do it's job. Trust in your body and good luck! I hope you don't get ill again, like you did with your last one.

Love Megs


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Registered: 07-23-2004
Thu, 01-13-2011 - 8:39pm
Megs,
I hope you are feeling better.

Rose

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Registered: 03-12-2004
Thu, 01-13-2011 - 8:47pm
meggiedrac wrote:
Hi Marie,
They recommend not doing an induction with VBAC's, as induction tends to cause contractions that are much harder than would be otherwise. This causes extra stress on your scar that increases the risk of uterine rupture.
Hi Meggie and Marie,
There are some providers who will do a low dose of pitocin to help augment or induce labor with VBACs.
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Registered: 01-20-2011
Thu, 01-20-2011 - 11:41am

Hi, it's been a long time since I've been on iVillage (4 years ago,

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