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I'm hoping for no baby this weekend. We are suppose to be getting a lot of snow tonight and then it's gonna blow around all day on Saturday and then snow again on Sunday. We live in the country. The drifts can get pretty big and I would like the midwife to be able to make it to my house, if possible. I still have a couple weeks before my due date but you never know. My DD decided to come 2 weeks early. Just my luck this baby will decide to come during a blizzard cold.gif


Oh yeah, snow concerns here too.  We live half a mile down a little dirt road.  Luckily the guy who plows for us is great, but it does make you watch the weather a little more closely.

 

post #22 of 47

I asked DH to go out and shovel the driveway (which has a hill we have to get up) at 11 pm last night just in case! 

post #23 of 47

I feel like this baby keep going up and down, sometimes he feels really low and sometimes he feels really high.  Still having bad heartburn and my lungs are squished too so I don't think he's dropped too far.  Although on Monday when I was checked, dr. said he felt baby's head and he was at -2 so I guess we'll see...

post #24 of 47

Do you all remember who posted about 24 hours ago that she had been working her butt off to avoid the babe being in a posterior position??? 

 

Yep, that was me! 

 

And, guess which baby was confirmed posterior today?  Yep, mine!  ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHH.  I have not sat on a soft comfy chair in 4 months for pete's sake!  ARGHHHHHHHHHHH. 

 

Going to be spending a lot of time on my hands and knees and leaning over things, cat/cow on the yoga mat, etc.  Woo hoo.  Pray for me if you are the praying type; I so appreciate it. 

post #25 of 47

Gunter, so sorry to hear that. My little guy has been going back and forth these past two weeks. And I do sit on our couch a lot in the evenings. Right now, I am sitting in a very uncushy dining room chair. Definitely helps.

I hope your little ones turns around, and if for some reason doesn't.... I hope your baby does during labor. Early on, preferably. :)

post #26 of 47

I can't help but sit on comfy chairs.  And recline on couches.  Hopefully baby will still cooperate.  Like DD, he seems to be almost always ROA...hopefully we can skip the nuchal hand this time, though!  eyesroll.gif

post #27 of 47

Pardon the ignorance, but what does a comfy couch have to do with baby's position? Maybe that's why my LO hasn't dropped? OB mentioned how high he was today and threw out that ulgy "C" word. I'm only 36 weeks, it it just me or is it a little early to be threatening with a section?

post #28 of 47
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Pardon the ignorance, but what does a comfy couch have to do with baby's position? Maybe that's why my LO hasn't dropped? OB mentioned how high he was today and threw out that ulgy "C" word. I'm only 36 weeks, it it just me or is it a little early to be threatening with a section?



Comfy couch has more to do with baby's position in the sense of being posterior vs. anterior, I believe. As for dropped, I thought that with mamas who have already had a baby, they don't necessarily drop until they are in labor or just before, in a lot of cases. Maybe research that and take the info to your OB, if he is already throwing that out there. It does seem a bit early to me, if that is the only criteria he is going off of.

post #29 of 47
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Comfy couch has more to do with baby's position in the sense of being posterior vs. anterior, I believe. As for dropped, I thought that with mamas who have already had a baby, they don't necessarily drop until they are in labor or just before, in a lot of cases. Maybe research that and take the info to your OB, if he is already throwing that out there. It does seem a bit early to me, if that is the only criteria he is going off of.




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post #30 of 47
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Comfy couch has more to do with baby's position in the sense of being posterior vs. anterior, I believe. As for dropped, I thought that with mamas who have already had a baby, they don't necessarily drop until they are in labor or just before, in a lot of cases. Maybe research that and take the info to your OB, if he is already throwing that out there. It does seem a bit early to me, if that is the only criteria he is going off of.


Yep, comfy couches/leaning back/reclining supposedly leads to a higher likelihood of baby facing sunny-side up.  And baby not dropping by 36 weeks does not seem like a reason to bring up c-birth even in a first time mother.  I don't think my first ever dropped before labor began, certainly not by 36 weeks.  

 

post #31 of 47

Well I'm a VBAC in a very non-vbac friendly state with high c-section rates. (One of the main hospitals here has a 50% c-section rate. That means 1 of every 2 women that has a baby there has a c-section. To me that's just CRAZY) Anyway, I have a hunch that this OB is not very fond of VBAC but the other 4 are very supportive so what are ya gunna do. DH swears her motive is greed. A c-section is an extra $5,000. 

 

I think she's trying to lower my expectations. Either way, I guess I'll just make closer friends with my birth ball.

post #32 of 47
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Originally Posted by Maternalove View Post

Well I'm a VBAC in a very non-vbac friendly state with high c-section rates. (One of the main hospitals here has a 50% c-section rate. That means 1 of every 2 women that has a baby there has a c-section. To me that's just CRAZY) Anyway, I have a hunch that this OB is not very fond of VBAC but the other 4 are very supportive so what are ya gunna do. DH swears her motive is greed. A c-section is an extra $5,000. 

 

I think she's trying to lower my expectations. Either way, I guess I'll just make closer friends with my birth ball.


Wow, that is crazy!  There was one OB in the practice I used last time who'd had three sections herself, and I think it warped her view of birth, she was very negative about everything and pushing so hard to induce me.  Luckily she wasn't on call when the time.  I hope you can avoid this OB too!  

 

post #33 of 47

37 weeks and my midwife confirmed that the babe is head down, nice & low in the pelvis.....I'm happy =)

post #34 of 47

37 weeks, baby is head down but not engaged. She's right OP. My midwife suggested spinning babies.com to try to get her to turn to anterior.

post #35 of 47

My midwife just left the 'home visit'. 37 weeks and she confirmed head down- engaged even, which I wasn't necessarily feeling and NOT posterior! Thank God, now lets hope he stays that way! I've definitely been doing alot of cushy couch sitting : /

 

Hope the same for you too Gunter!

post #36 of 47

38 weeks, baby is head down and LOA. YAY! I think this is the first baby that has gone Anterior for me. Hoping she STAYS this way, she is -3 station but Dr said she can feel her head. Also, dilated to almost a 2... not that that means anything, but encouraging none the less.

post #37 of 47

thanks, slimkins for the encouragement! 

 

kaydove- argh!  i did not intend to send you any posterior vibes in that birth box, i promise!  Turn, babies, turn!

 

lovebeingamidwife- Luckyyyyyyyy!  happy for you and thanks for the shared hope!  i need it.

 

jays- so happy for you to have an anterior babe for once!  enjoy.  ;)

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Originally Posted by Gunter View Post

kaydove- argh!  i did not intend to send you any posterior vibes in that birth box, i promise!  Turn, babies, turn!

 


That birth box was perfect, and since she's been some sort of posterior since 26 weeks, hopefully it will encourage her to turn! I have a chiropractic appointment on Monday, which I'm so looking forward to since I've been having such bad sciatic pain. I also left a message with an acupuncturist who specializes in fertility and pregnancy, so hopefully they can get me in soon. Both are covered by insurance, thank the stars!

 

post #39 of 47

Anyone else have a baby that is still switching positions frequently? My LO has definitely dropped some, but he's still doing all sorts of spinning to LOA, ROA, and OP positions. Fortunately, he hasn't flipped to breech in a couple weeks and is still head down.  

post #40 of 47


YES! He's all over the place. Up down left right. He's def comfy in there. I think he's just really small and still has a lot of room in there. I guess that could be a good thing for pushing him out tho. LOL

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Originally Posted by OdinsMommy0409 View Post

Anyone else have a baby that is still switching positions frequently? My LO has definitely dropped some, but he's still doing all sorts of spinning to LOA, ROA, and OP positions. Fortunately, he hasn't flipped to breech in a couple weeks and is still head down.  



 

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