I just got back from my 38 week midwife appointment.
She's pretty sure baby is breech. =(
She's had perfect position up until this point, I'm so frustrated. I'm going for an ultrasound on Wednesday to confirm, but she found the heartbeat closer to my chest than my pelvis, so she's strongly suspecting that baby has flipped. I kind of figured something was wrong with how long she was taking finding the heartbeat. And then "Would you mind if I sent you for an ultrasound?" Yeah, not what you want to hear at 38 weeks...
So what are my options here?
C-section, obviously, is one of them.
They said there are methods for turning the baby, but they come with their own risks (I'll be googling this today but if anyone has any tips or suggestions or thoughts on this, please pipe in).
Or I could attempt a vaginal breech delivery. But at my old hospital, where I'd get pushed into a c-section anyway because that's how they roll. And my midwives would have to transfer care as it's outside of their jurisdiction. So I'd be with an OB. No, actually, a nurse for all of labour, and then an OB for the last few minutes where they'd say "WTF lets do a c-section, yay!"
My first birth was a c-section, my second was vaginal. But because of that first c-section, the midwives won't entertain the idea of a home birth for me.
So yeah, 38 weeks and just totally bummed. I'm praying that Wednesday's ultrasound will show a properly positioned baby. I am so sad. =( I hate hate hate c-sections.