Originally Posted by kateaton
I have the same situation. My mw told me last tuesday that she was leaving for vacation to disney world on friday and wouldn't be back to attend births until the 18th. I was so annoyed. She had these plans for 6 months and told me 3 days before she was leaving. So now I will have to have a mw I never met (along with my other familiar mw) if I go into labor before the 18th- which I seriously hope I will!
Whoa! That would make me extremely pissed. Truly.
Part of why I am so incredibly upset by this prospect is that the ENTIRE reason we had *two* UC's after our first was that my wonderful mw's assistant was on vacation and so another mw (with her own practice) came to assist and was totally horrible and ruined my daughters' birth. I ended up tearing severely and she made some entirely inappropriate, demeaning and just evil comments. Even my mw was upset with her. I just don't like this potential situation one bit. It almost makes me want to *not* call my midwives when I go into labor if it's after Wednesday midnight.
Fortunately, I have a mw appt tomorrow morning, and if I don't go into labor tonight, I will be discussing the possibility that I may not call them for the birth. I am super upset right now that the baby hasn't come, and I know part of it is hormones, and being "overdue", but I am absolutely terrified of some rogue person at my birth. I don't care if *they* think I will like this other mw, I have never met her and have not gotten a feel for her vibe. I already banned my mw's student from attending my birth because we don't mesh. At this point though, I'd rather have her there than someone I've never met.
I do know this: if the midwives get in my way at all, I will never, ever have another attended birth again in my life. Unless I have a serious health problem of course. But in the event of another normal pregnancy, NO WAY.
Originally Posted by OceansEve
Wash your bed sheets too, maybe that will get your water to break in the middle of the night. I'm trying out that theory tonight
Possible TMI: This kid is being such a little pain :p I bent over had an AWFUL pain in my cervix and then by anus began to...well.... tickle? I guess would be the best description?? I've never felt anything like that! So strange!!
If only my dryer was working I would! It's too cold to hang stuff outside, nothing will dry. My sweet mom has been picking up my wet laundry every day for 3 weeks and drying it at her place. Besides, my water has never broken until I was pushing! I have this crazy fantasy that every time I go to poop, maybe I've really been in labor all day and not known it, and that feeling to poop is actually the baby coming out. That would *never* happen to me though!
It sounds like your baby is on some nerve! Maybe the baby bypassed the nerve that was giving you all that pain and has moved down to a nerve that tickles? Ahhh, these babies!
Originally Posted by fayebond
In the interim, I am taking a day off. DD is sick and I am too, so today my only to do list is eat, play, love. And maintain the house at some kind of level of not filthy :) I'm keeping her tissues in the garbage and now I'm off to tidy up the kitchen from lunch, but no other projects are getting done today. zero.
Aw, I hope you girls feel better!