One another note entirely...
I had a visit with my care provider today (the husband half of the husband/wife team this visit...they alternate) and he actually suggested EPO and other holistic induction ideas for possible use later on! Including hypnosis, acupuncture, and PN6 (an herbal formula) My first babe went to 42+ weeks and since this is a VBAC they would all love it if I gave birth a bit sooner than that...they don't induce VBAC mamas of course, but they've said things about keeping their fingers crossed. And I certainly wouldn't mind being a touch early!
but still, I thought it was neat that they are so totally "crunchy".
On the down side, my ever so crunchy community is going through a birth option crisis. My two current OBs, the two family practice docs I used last birth, and two of the 4 midwives who have hospital privledges...have all lost their hospital birth privledges as of July 2007! So I got in under the wire so to speak. Anyway, there is a big public meeting later this month to discuss what happened and why and what to do now...but basically the list of available providers who can use the hospital is now down to something like 11 (of which only 4, two MDs and 2 midwives, are women...and only two of them have actually had kids of their own!). It's really sad and hopefully there will be some sort of positive resolution since this whole region really prides itself on being natural/crunchy/progressive/holistic and so forth.
On a more up note...according to the OB office I'm 31 weeks one day now (though I've been counting the weeks from Friday to give myself more of a "I'm not late" cushion). So while full term may be 9 weeks away (and with my record, birth could be 11 weeks away), I'm in the "maybe 6 week" club too! Ack! That seems sooooooooo soon!