Well I went back to see the chiro again today. I still don't 100% know the strength of the machine he was using. After querying around elsewhere it seems TENS is ok, but some other e-stim is not. He said this was "basically" a TENS machine, but I still felt uncomfortable about it. In the end he didn't use it because I was clearly going to be uncomfortable with it. He still did a manual manipulation, but I really didn't like his attitude after we discussed the machine, so I don't think I'll see him again. I hate to be such a baby when I see doctors, but it always gets me stressed out, and if I start to get upset about something I either cry, or have to clam up entirely to avoid crying. There were a couple times when I would have liked to give him a piece of my mind but I couldn't because I would have cried, and that wasn't going to do me any good. I am a very assertive person generally. I dunno why I can't get it together with doctors.
DH and I are going to an info session at a midwifery practice tomorrow night. This whole difficulty-dealing-with-doctors thing is a large part of what makes me want to go with midwives. I was present at one of my sister's births and the way she was treated was so forceful that I KNOW if I had to deal with that I would just be a useless crying mess. I'm going to need more gentle handling when it comes the emotional experience of pregnancy and birth!
Anyway, I hope the info session is good and that I can move forward with the midwives as my care providers. I will be 5 weeks on Weds and I haven't called anywhere for an appointment.
I still don't have much in the way of symptoms. Mostly just a lot of pent up gas! UGH! On Saturday night I had to lie in bed with my face in the pillow and my butt in the air to get some relief, lol. And I think my boobs are finally starting to get a bit sore. Nothing else really at this point.