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... I have a version scheduled for tomorrow at noon. I am feeling somewhat nervous about it and would like a few opinions if anyone has any. First of all, they are having me come in an hour and a half beforehand to prep. Maybe this is normal, but it makes it sound like a major procedure to me. They said they would need to do blood work and monitor me. I feel like maybe they are prepping for a potential c-section or something if a complication arises. Is it common for such a long/extensive prep for an ECV?

The second issue is that this morning, I heard from a friend who said that this particular doctor performing the ECV does not necessarily have a solid reputation. (My friend is a doctor at the hospital) The doctor is not board certified and has been told she is unable to perform any amniocenteses due to hitting the fetus a few times (I think I have this one right). Also that there are several people who would not let this doctor deliver their baby. Anyways, she is the only one who performs the ECV from what I gather, so as far as I understand she is the only option. So, my second question is, what should I do?! Any opinions on having her do it, or whether I should just scratch the whole thing?

Chances are I will likely do it, but just looking for some opinions. I am getting kind of desperate to have this little one turn, but of course do not want to do something that could cause potential harm. And I have done many other things before getting to this point, so I feel this is the last option, aside from the hopes of her still turning on her own. I am 38 weeks tomorrow, so time is somewhat running out.

Anyways, thanks for reading and I appreciate any feedback.
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