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post #81 of 117
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Originally Posted by crunchywannabe
You know, in my doula training we talked a lot about this too...but it was only talked about for transverse and breech babies, I never heard it worked for posterior babies too! thank you.....I will have to check that out.
Yes, I have heard of it too! I had it done with this babe for breech, but my chiro is a lecturer on the topic and gave me some info to read. It did mention posterior alot. Also, my MW said that it can help prevent all kinds of funny positions, such as a hand coming out with the head, which I guess can cause tearing. I have become a true believer. My little punkin was having quite a time tossing and turning in there but never in the right spot, then, after 3 visits, she is in exactly the right place. She seems quite content. Much calmer and hasn't moved except to stretch a little from time to time.

My insurance isn't covering it, but it is pretty cheap. Try this link to find a provider in your area. I will warn you, though, different docs use different styles. I would suggest reading up on the technique before you go, so you know what to expect. The first doc I went to said he was going to do the W.T., charged me $100 (2 visits) and never did the technique, as it should be done. This second guy is very by-the-book and it worked like a charm!

http://www.icpa4kids.com/webster_technique.htm

Good Luck!
post #82 of 117
Still no baby! So, I'm now to the point of trying pumping to get things going. I pumped for 1/2 hour on each side last night, and since I've been having minor contractions this morning I pumped for about 10 minutes on each side. Being a first-time mom its interesting to be given real-and-true proof that you really can provide milk! (or, in this case, colostrum) I got about 1.5 ounces last night and about .5 ounces this morning...

I hope everyone is doing well - its rainy and cold here, which doesn't help to cheer me up at all. My parents are going to leave tomorrow if there's no baby, and then come back when the baby's born. Its going to be sooo sad if they leave tomorrow. Please, everyone, send me birthing vibes today!
post #83 of 117
Birthing vibes birthing vibes birthing vibes...

2girls-that is a good idea about the fireman-I'll have to start doing that when Tain can comprehend the rationale.

crunchy-I don't want anyone to feel they can't share what is going on with them, I just felt the topic as a whole was starting to dominate conversation on the thread. Don't apologize...

Well, we got a really cold snap the last couple days and being pg isn't near as irritating. So maybe we can have unusually cold weather until I give birth?

Has anyone thought about what they are going to do for Father's Day? I am getting dh a really nice fold up BBQ (ah, apt living) and LOTR Two Towers Platinum Edition (which he nags me about every time we are somewhere that sells it-last night we were in Target with a gift cert from his mom and I saw him stop and stare at it, but I had just bought it on Amazon before we left the house-thank God he didn't say anything and I didn't have to come up with a lame, transparent lie!). I know it is early, but Father's Day (June 20) is so close to my edd I worry a little about not having time/energy or birthing and totally spacing his gift. He was so wonderful to me on Mother's Day and I suspect the summer is going to be pretty hard for him-adjusting to 2 kids, a tired/exasperated wife, and working- I just want to make sure he knows how much we appreciate him. Anyone else thought about where this special day fits into their life with a new baby?

my birth announcements are not coming together and I am getting frustrated! I don't want something typically babyish. I fiddled around with a celtic tree of life symbol for the front and it is okay, but the pen I chose doesn't match the gold and black of the symbol and then I think, wow, it looks a little severe and not that happy blah blah blah. How hard should this be?! Maybe I'll go with a butterfly motif instead... The tree was going to be really cool, though, b/c Tain's name is a mythological forest god and Rowan's is a tree, plus the whole circle of life thing, it was just going to work out so nicely-until I couldn't find a tree I liked. Arg. I am making 50 (no one lives near us this time) so I hate to scrap what I have already done, but I think I am going to anyway. What a pain.

Anyone else have a project gone terribly wrong?
post #84 of 117
My announcements are coming along OK, but some don't look as good as others, so I'm sending those to the less important family members. I only had to make 12, though.
post #85 of 117
My announcements won't be nearly so personal. My sister is doing them for me on her computer after the baby is born. I just have to get all the envelopes addressed and it looks like we'll be sending out about 75 (yikes!). I do have to rough out an idea of what I want them to look like for her. I've already purchased the paper & envelopes.

So, I've done some searching and I think I'm going to try some diet/probiotic tricks for this GBS. My midwife is out of town but I have an appt with her next Friday and I'm going to ask her opionion about retesting. I'll have to go in to my backup doc anyway for bloodwork for the platelet thing. I mean, it doesn't mean automatic antibiotics for me since I'm doing it at home. But it would be nice to try to clear it up. Hmmm.

Well, DD is at her grandmom's this morning/early afternoon. Yay! I've been busting my butt with work for the past hour and am going to try to squeeze in two more before heading out for some gardening before she comes home. I hate that I feel like I'm sneaking to get any gardening in. I always feel like I have to use my time without DD to work. It sucks.

Oh well, back to it.
post #86 of 117
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Originally Posted by Queen of Cups
Still no baby! So, I'm now to the point of trying pumping to get things going. I pumped for 1/2 hour on each side last night, and since I've been having minor contractions this morning I pumped for about 10 minutes on each side. Being a first-time mom its interesting to be given real-and-true proof that you really can provide milk! (or, in this case, colostrum) I got about 1.5 ounces last night and about .5 ounces this morning...

I hope everyone is doing well - its rainy and cold here, which doesn't help to cheer me up at all. My parents are going to leave tomorrow if there's no baby, and then come back when the baby's born. Its going to be sooo sad if they leave tomorrow. Please, everyone, send me birthing vibes today!
I'm new to this forum. How come you are trying to go early? Just curious.
post #87 of 117
Birth Announcements??? Hmm...probably not happening I didn't do them with Emma. I actually saw one online that was so cool. It was pictures of the birth (no crotch shots though) and of the family all set to music. We may do something like that. That's something that dh can do while baby and I sleep. yeah, I will probably do that. We just don't have anything extra, so I wouldn't even be able to afford the stamps for all the announcements I would want to send out.
That takes me into Father's Day. I will make dh dinner, but since I am "due" on the 21st, I won't be doing too much. He already knows that he isn't going to get too much this year. If I'm still pregnant we may go and spend it with my brother and his family. His oldest boy will be turning 12 that day and my Folks will be out here at that time. So, I am guessing that we will be doing something with them. Gets me off the hook for making a big dinner! :LOL I will probably make him his favorite dessert though. He bought me a lemon drop pie for Mother's day..it was SO fabulous!!! We just do cheap stuff here.
I went and saw my midwife yesterday, just to check baby's position. Baby is still vertex!!!! ROA yesterday, I am SO happy!!!! I'm telling you, I have one breech baby and now I am a FREAK SHOW about this baby being breech. But, I am doing my affirmations everynight - "Baby will stay head down". I say it 50 times before bed. Hopefully s/he is listening!
post #88 of 117
Thread Starter 
We had our fourth and (hopefully) last ultrasound today. James weighs about 6 lbs 9 ozs, head is down, placenta and cord nicely out of the way, and with the EDD confirmed we are cleared for takeoff at the birth center!

Now watch him settle in for another month.
post #89 of 117
Seedling - to get a negative result on my test, I took grapefruit seed extract and garlic capsules. Also some echinacea, until I ran out, and cinnamon tea, extra vitamin c & e. I don't know if it made a difference (maybe I would have been negative anyway?) but GSE and garlic are supposed to be natural antibiotics that don't carry the risks of producing resistant strains.

My midwife recommends the use of raw garlic orally and/or vaginally for + women who don't want to use abx.

They said my baby's position was ROT. What does the T mean? Transverse?
post #90 of 117
Thread Starter 

Rot

It seems to mean tranverse, but not the kind you should panic about:

http://www.iv-stock.com/ivstock/pic....ning&category=

The picture's tiny, sorry.
post #91 of 117
Mother4good - I'm currently 37+ weeks pregnant, but have been in pre-term labor for a few weeks now. At about 35 weeks I went in to see the midwife because I wasn't feeling "right" - I was 3cm dialated and 80% effaced. I was put on bedrest and procardia for a week. During the week I had one episode where I was having contractions every 5-7 minutes for a few hours and ended up with a couple shots of terb. By 36 weeks I was 4cm, 70% effaced and the baby was at a -1 station. Off the meds, off the bedrest. Last weekend - at 37 weeks - I had contractions every 2-4 minutes for 18 hours. After going to labor and delivery and finding that I hadn't progressed much, I decided to come home. At my appointment the next day, the midwife checked me and I was 5cm, 80% effaced, and the baby is engaged still.

After all this stress, dissapointment, and the exhaustion of having constant contractions for 3 weeks now, I'm ready to deliver. My midwife is quite surprized that I haven't dropped this baby yet, being a first-time mom this far dialated for so long.

I hope I'm not jumping the gun, but I REALLY don't need anything but positive support at the moment. I've had a very upsetting few weeks, with a lot of bad news today, and I do not want to justify my reasons for trying to help this baby and my body get into a functional birthing pattern...
post #92 of 117
I just got my bracelet in the mail - it's gorgeous!
post #93 of 117
Queen of Cups,

I am sorry you feel the need to be defensive. I had read some of your posts and was just curious. I am sure you are very tired and stressed out by now, with everything going on. Good Luck.
post #94 of 117
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mother4good
Queen of Cups,

I am sorry you feel the need to be defensive.
I realize this may have sounded much different in your head than it came out in print, but that is NOT an apology. It's passive-aggressive weirdness, and we try not to to that to each other here. An appropriate response would have been "I wasn't questioning your decision, I was just confused, sorry."

Whether because of discomfort, worries about baby's welfare, or a need to deal with stupid obstetric policies, probably most of us will reach a point where we are actively trying to get baby out. Let's just trust each other to know when the right moment is to try get the show on the road.
post #95 of 117
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Originally Posted by Smithie
I realize this may have sounded much different in your head than it came out in print, but that is NOT an apology.
I am not sure what is going on here. The reason that didn't sound like an apology was because it wasn't one. I didn't realize I needed to apologize. My motivation for asking the question was sheer curiosity, not judgement. I was just curious what was going on, since many of us are around the same due dates and I am interested in what we are all going through. I have learned things with this pregnancy that I never knew existed with the first 2, so I am always reading to see what people are up to.

My second post was an attempt to respond to her reply by saying that I am sure it is a stressful situation and I can understand why she said she only needed support at this point. I remember feeling very anxious with my first, but for different reasons. I wasn't apologizing becasue I didn't feel I had used improper form or judgement in asking the question in the first place. Perhaps there was an implied tone in my post that was unintended, but I am not sure how my asking the question showed a lack of "trust" as you call it. Yesterday was my first trip to this forum. Maybe I misunderstood the nature of. If I did, I am sorry for that.

I just reread my post and I am sure it sounds snarky too. I do not mean it to be. I do not know how to convey intonation in type, I guess. I feel very much like the new kid at school who doesn't get what's going on. I have never been on a MDC forum that felt like that before. That is my fault for waiting so long to join the group. I apologize for upsetting both of you.
post #96 of 117
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Originally Posted by mother4good
I am not sure what is going on here. The reason that didn't sound like an apology was because it wasn't one. I didn't realize I needed to apologize. My motivation for asking the question was sheer curiosity, not judgement. I was just curious what was going on, since many of us are around the same due dates and I am interested in what we are all going through. I have learned things with this pregnancy that I never knew existed with the first 2, so I am always reading to see what people are up to.

My second post was an attempt to respond to her reply by saying that I am sure it is a stressful situation and I can understand why she said she only needed support at this point. I remember feeling very anxious with my first, but for different reasons. I wasn't apologizing becasue I didn't feel I had used improper form or judgement in asking the question in the first place. Perhaps there was an implied tone in my post that was unintended, but I am not sure how my asking the question showed a lack of "trust" as you call it. Yesterday was my first trip to this forum. Maybe I misunderstood the nature of. If I did, I am sorry for that.

I just reread my post and I am sure it sounds snarky too. I do not mean it to be. I do not know how to convey intonation in type, I guess. I feel very much like the new kid at school who doesn't get what's going on. I have never been on a MDC forum that felt like that before. That is my fault for waiting so long to join the group. I apologize for upsetting both of you.
((hugs)) I can understand your asking as well...because I was going to do the same thing. I can certainly understand the OP's frustration though. My last 4 children have been induced because I was dilated to a 4 and 95% effaced for a month with regular contractions and would not go into labor with my last one I was on bedrest from 26 weeks on with the same thing...and at 38 1/2 weeks was induced for signs of pre-eclampsia....but I would have never let them induce me sooner than term either. (luckily, my inductions were very positive experiences with my longest being 4 hours, and my last 2 being 1 hour and 45 min each--and those had epidurals even!!) We are starting to think my body just does not produce enough hormones to actually go into labor! either that, or it knows that i like being pregnant so much that it want's me to be like a gestating elephant!

Its Friday. It has been a long week. And I know that I personally am OVERLY hormonal right now-so i hope my post is not taken as mean either.

I am pretty sure the baby dropped this week. I can finally eat more than 2 bites of food. I had my belly shot on Monday, and I look totally different! Maybe I will take another one and compare.


((hugs)) to all and I hope we all have good weekends!
post #97 of 117
Eli just walked up to me and told me it was naptime. "I want a nap. Nursie nursies, please." When I asked him to give me a minute, he said "Now, mamma!" :LOL It totally blows my mind to think that in a few weeks, I'll have a little tiny person who won't be able to ask for her nursies with words for at least a month! Totally amazing. I just can't get over it!

It's taken all this time, but I really feel a strong connection with NewBean as my daughter now. I'm looking forward to seeing her and figuring out her name (we've got a very short list, but Mike & I have agreed that we can't name her until we see her), and learning who she is as a person. I no longer think of her as a small, intra-uterine, female version of Eli, and I think that's really contributed to the bonding process. She seems like more of a person to me than ever before and I'm getting to the "excited to meet the baby" phase of pregnancy. I'm definately at the point where I'm ready to not be pregnant anymore, but I am not yet screaming "Get it OUT!!!" like I was with Eli at 33 weeks. :LOL

Father's Day-- I'm hoping to have a baby around then! :LOL Seriously, if I haven't delivered NewBean, I have no idea. I'll ask Mike about it, I have no clue what he wants. He'll probably say that he wants it to be better than his birthday the year I was pregnant with Eli (just over a week before Eli was born) and I can't really blame him for that, as it ended with a lovely night in the ER and me unable to speak for several hours. : Maybe he'll want some lovin' and, if I haven't delivered, I'll definately be keen on that! :LOL

I've discovered that I can get hungry if I spend the whole day chasing Eli inside; I stay active and relatively cool. If I step outdoors, I get warm and the appetite vanishes. Today I managed to drink a bit more and I even ate enough that Eli ate all of his lunch! Yay!

QoC-- I so know where you're coming from! Best wishes for a quick and safe delivery!

Greaseball--wow, that was fast! Very cool! I'm glad you like it, I hope everyone likes theirs. They're all similar, yet unique. In fact, if I'd been in my right mind I'd have taken pictures... but I'm kinda not with it. :LOL
post #98 of 117
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Originally Posted by crunchywannabe
I had my belly shot on Monday, and I look totally different! Maybe I will take another one and compare.
Ok, I wanna see!!!!
post #99 of 117
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It's cool, mother4good. Induction in general is really sensitive topic, but if you have no agenda there then you didn't say anything wrong. QoC and I are due around the same time and both showing signs of going early - so i just got a little momma tigerish. My bad.

I'm glad you found us, and we'd love to hear all about your pregnancy!
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