I'm in the Northeast, too. When I had DS, the neonatologist (who was against RIC) was saying that one of the reasons rates are lower on the west coast is because over here OBs do it, while over there it is done by pediatricians. He said that pediatricians are less likely to want to perform them. Not sure if this is true or not, but its an interesting idea
You should have just brought your baby to the bachelorette parties! What better way for a woman to get excited about her future married life and potential family than seeing how great it is to never leave your kids more than an hour, no matter what, until they're in high school! I'm sure she'd be SO excited to breastfeed.
Third and last here. I joke that if I need a c-section, I'll have them tie my tubes while they're in there. If not, dh will be getting the snip.
Althiugh just the other day it hit me that this would be my last pg, my last baby. I'm not sure how I feel about that. My hands are so full as it is, but I know I will be so sad to know I will never have another baby.
Chinese gender calendar was correct for my first two, and says this one is a girl... Which I'm kind of hoping it is!
My first two pgs (boy and girl) were SO different, and this one has aspects from both. I really hope I can not give in and wait until birth to find out.