Thanks for the feedback.
Yesterday I went in for an extensive u/s and a consult with a perinatologist who would be doing the version. The u/s was very revealing! My little, dainty girl is currently measuring 9lbs, 11oz! Of course, that could be off.....she *might* be as little as 8lbs. And this is at 36w4d!! In any case, she's in the big range for sure. Everything is measuring big - head is at 42w, abdomen is at 43w, and femur is at 38w.
And there's no GD.
I was asked about 3x at the peri's office by different people if I'd had the Glucola test.
Yup!! Sure did! Had a nice, low number too.....
So....now my dilemma is if I should go ahead with the version or just schedule a c-section? The peri told me that her success rate is about 50% (give or take) (that means baby did move, no stress to the baby, and baby stayed head down). Her success has been the highest with babies in the smaller range. That's not going to apply to me.
On one hand, I'd like to try to know that I tried everything to avoid the surgery......OTOH, everything seems to be pointing in the direction of me having a c-section in any case, so I might as well just schedule one and get it over with. I don't know what to do.
The blessing is that everyone is very healthy.
My baby girl is perfect and gorgeous....just really big. I'm happiest about the perfect and healthy part.....it takes a lot of factors out of the equation.
I'm currently scheduled for the version tomorrow. I'll be in a L&D room in a hospital in Seattle, with an OR available just in case my water breaks or there's an abruption. There's about a 1% chance of either of those things happening, so I'm not worried there. I'll have an u/s to make sure she hasn't turned on her own in the meantime, and then get an IV with some terbutoline (sp? - it'll make my heart race and my uterus relax) and then the peri will go to town on me! She did say that she won't push it too hard. If the baby starts showing signs of distress, she'll stop. She'll also be closely monitored before, during, and after for distress. Plus, if they try and push her a few times and she's just not budging, they'll stop.
I should try the acupuncture. First I need to find someone here who does it! And then I need to try it fast.....time is getting close.
I also have weekly appts with a chiro already. They're more for me, to relieve my back pain and the numbness in my R arm (it's asleep ALL the time). He doesn't know how to do the Walker Technique, but has offered to find someone for me. I figured with the version, that would probably be at least as good, so I'm all set!
Anyhoo....please keep the feedback coming! It's all helping immensely and I do appreciate your thoughts and experience.