There is a reasonable OB on call before the good one, so I'm ok. Though of course he'd still prefer c-section. Looks like I'll be leaving soon. Will have DP update after birth.
Thinking of you... (And I hope you think of a good name for the baby, heh!)
HeatherB ~ mama to 3 wonderful boys: 03/02; 09/04; 09/07 - and Eliana, 11/13/10!
Founder of Houston Birth Alternatives: Be Informed, Encouraged, Supported birth support group and aspiring midwife.
Here's sending you many hugs, and sending that little trail-blazer of yours a hug too. Go sniff that baby head for me!
Rachel , WAHM, Mom to DS (MAY/05), DD (AUG/07), and DS (JAN/10), DD (JUL/12) Wife to the love of my life (MAY/02),
jamie. crinkly (not quite crunchy) mama to 3 amazing little girls, an awesome little boy, and a baby girl making her debut at the end of this summer.
I had an extremely stressful and adversarial experience in the birth of my twins, in December 2006. Pretty much all the same hooey you are experiencing about the scare tactics of the doctors and whatnot - my second twin was breech. (Breech second twin = considered less risky than breech singleton. Double footling breech = considered more risky than your frank breech).
I just wanted to share with you the value I found in building a "bubble" of protection around myself. My husband and my "not-formally-trained-doula" sister-in-law were there to help me. Having one of them on each side of me was an obvious physical manifestation of their emotional support and helped me feel protected from the adversarial medical staff. Their physical proximity was extremely important to me - far beyond "press! I'm having back labour" which was what first necessitated them being immediately at my side. I had never realized just how important it could be to have an actual physical connection with people I knew shared my beliefs in the birth. I felt almost like the birthing bed was some sort of den or elevated shrine - maybe like a raft on water. I definitely felt separated from the many carts of medical equipment that the hospital staff had ringed the bed with (certain they were giving me a c-section, transporting me to the operating room, giving me an epidural, dealing with babies who would be compromised at birth, etc, etc).
Having this semi-physical "bubble" around me helped immensely with the psychological game of birthing.
Not sure that I'm crunchy, but definitely a "tough chew".
Sending positive vaginal birthing vibes your way, and healthy growing vibes for your baby.
Eternal Companion to DH , Homeschooling mama to DS 05/04 , DS 11/05 , DD 12/07 , DS 07/10 and one on the way: June 2015!
I hope everything is going the way you want it, and that you and the babe are doing well.