I'm a first-time mom. I dropped the birth center at around 30 weeks because they pulled enough crap, and I am planning a UC. I now have no prenatal care, but am planning to have a newborn check-up with a naturopathic pediatrician / midwife when baby is born.
I conceived sometime around the end of February, early March.
Ultrasound confirmed this.
So... the EDD was November 20-22 and so I considered that sort of my "birth week" but now I'm 6-8 days "late."
As a first timer with no midwife and no real support group AT ALL I'm feeling very fragile, despite ALL my knowledge of accurate dating, etc.
At first I was just incredibly hormonal and upset about things not going as I planned (my first parenting lesson) but now the issue of health is stressing me out.
Baby is moving around. He has about one big trampoline session a day, along with his usual little wiggles and nudges and kicks.
But, the biggest issue is that I am overweight. I started the pregnancy around 200 pounds.
I gained very slowly, but at this point I have gained about 15-20 pounds. The medwives made me feel like this was too much to gain, so I'm feeling down about that even though I think I'm ok, and I know I've been healthy.
My blood pressure has been consistently 110 / 60 but it jumped to 120 / 75 I checked it a couple weeks ago, and it was like 127 / 75 and then two days ago and it has jumped to 128 / 80! Still in the normal range but I just want the damn baby out so I can stop worrying!!!
There were some mix-ups with timing on the glucose test so I ended up refusing it, because I didn't really want to take it anyway.
So, of course, they were freaking out that I'd have a big baby because I'm fat, then I told them my mom had preeclampsia and they freaked that he'd be small. I'm not scared of birthing a big baby, really. I just... GAH!!
Well, he looks and feels enormous. I just can't imagine that he's not perfectly freaking ready. I REALLY REALLY wanted to go early or right on time, for MANY different reasons. I just needed it, emotionally and even a little bit physically. I needed it. There are a million things having to do with timing that are just all messed up now.
Oh, and my mom went only 40 w 4 days with me.
I just need some support and words of encouragement right now.
Should I pay $100 to go for a check-up from the pediatrician-midwife just to be cautious??
If I do that they'll try to find something wrong and freak out. I'm not going to do that, unless I go 43 weeks.
I have had ZERO contractions, not even braxton-hicks really.
I was having cramping, but that seems to have slowed down too.
The last couple days I had some watery discharge, but not today.
I just wish I could feel like he was close. He doesn't feel close at all.
I've also started having headaches again, which I had earlier in the pregnancy. They're consistent enough that it bothers me.
I also wanted to add one more thing...
Trying to tell his position... it's been annoying. So, from everything I read he felt posterior, but after two visits he was head down, anterior.
He didn't move forever. He stayed like that.
Now, it's hard to really tell. It's like he started flipping around and changing position everyday right before my due date.
Can you say frustrating???
So, now I don't know what to trust. I feel this big round, semi-hard mass up top, and I'm like, is that his head???
I feel kicks EVERYWHERE. I especially feel two strong punches very low in my stomach and I'm just hoping it's hands, but then that seems like he's posterior, but I just don't trust anything. I mean, I felt all the signs of him being posterior when he wasn't!
Also, a quick thing... on Laura Shanley's site she mentions semen being most efficient for the cervix if taken orally. I haven't read that anywhere else, though.
Well, I've tried it both ways in the last couple days :)
But, where did she get that information?
Edited by Blue_Spiral - 11/28/10 at 11:01am