SUCH sympathy from me! Can't imagine what these ups and downs are like for you. Hang in there and keep us posted.
Emilee and Elaina and our newest addition Elliot Bell 9/15/10
It is SOOOOO hard to deal with the early weeks of pg, really, so incredibly hard to hope, have faith, dream and plan and all at the same time pray, beg, etc. the baby stays for their birth day. I think it has to be on the top 10 of the most stressful times of life.
Hoping that everthing continues to remain high and positive for you - lots of hugs.
Mama to 4 amazing little people, another little expected 3/6/12!
Avid Unassisted Birth supporter/Mama
Originally Posted by BirthFree
maybe that's weird but my midwife was cautionary (even saying, "well honey, maybe you're having a m/c") when I was spotting early on - but while it was frustrating to hear, kept me realistic.
I am very glad to hear that things are alright though!
I guess it depends too on different mama's attitudes towards m/c. For me, I know that no amount of "preparation" would make it less upsetting to m/c, and the increased stress and fear would make me miserable and possibly unhealthy. It sounds like some preparation/cautions would make it easier for other mamas, though, so I can respect that.
My main point is, I hate to see mum2be go through this roller coaster! If anybody could do anything to make it less roller-coaster-y, I would like them to do it! Hang in there, m2b! :
any woman can lose a baby at any time. it's one of the risks of getting pregnant. accidents happen at birth and after too. tests do nothing to lower these risks, they just lead to frustration and fear.
so, mama, i would stop the tests, have a talk with that belly babe (you're really wanted and we really love you and really want you around) and then plan on a full term pregnancy as best you can. and stop opening the door to confusion and pain and doubt, and instead think about joy and love and the sweet smell of babies. rely on intuition rather than anothers subjective interperation.
"Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift." -- Mary Oliver
One just didn't care and scheduled a c-section with both her kids. One had a section the first time, and two vaginals the next times.
The other I'm not sure, but I know she was going for vaginal.
Is your midwife willing to attend breech at home? If not, ask around for a care provider who will. Breech is not a big deal.
Babs + Curtis - Parents of Tempest (08/07/03 ), Jericho (11/01/05 ), Xan (10/03/06 ), Zephyra (06/02/11 ). @ babyslime.livejournal.com