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I met the second midwife and thought she is the assertive half, so I am okay with that.<br><br>
I have higher blood pressure - yuck.<br><br>
They think they can get insurance to pay for it, but I think we still have to pay up front.<br><br>
They gave me a progesterone cream to see if it helps with morning sickness. Keep your fingers crossed!!! It would be dreamy if it really helps. I've had two days of a little more life in me, and I would love to see the end of m/s.<br><br>
They couldn't get a blood draw so I have to go to the lab. Yuck. They think it might be due to my being slightly dehydrated.<br><br>
The hubster got to go with me as he had a change in plans with work. He doesn't like to go -- you know men. He's a wonderful guy, but a mw appointment is not enjoyable. But like a nice guy, I said, "Come on, we're leaving!" and he just sighed and got into the car with our 5-yr-old without complaint. Hehe<br><br>
No one tried to listen to the baby. I did see a fetoscope, so I wonder if they don't do a doppler. You would think I would ASK, but I don't care. I mean, I would love to hear the heartbeat just to know there's really something there. But in the grand scheme of things we were covering so much else and I am trying to believe in myself and trust the process.<br><br>
We talked about shoulder dystocia as I had a very traumatic birth from it (I was almost 12 pounds with a small mom) and we have big babies in my family. I am not as concerned with that happening to me if I actually make it to full term with this bean, because I have me some good birthin' hips!<br><br>
I mean, of course I am concerned, but not wigging out as you might think. My life has been permanently altered because of shoulder dystocia (I have Erbs Palsy from a brachioplexus nerve injury) and a negligent doctor, but I know that others are born from it fine now and I trust the midwoves. They try to rotate the baby out. One of the midwives had a son with it and she heard his arm break on the way out but knew then that he would be able to come out and would be alive.<br><br>
I saw the midwife's 15 month old daughter. She has Downs. CUTE as a button. I realized again how hard it is to see a baby and wonder if that's my fate, and yet I am less worried about Downs than I am some other major medical issues.<br><br>
So that's about it! Thanks for asking :) Gina
 

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Wow that's a lot there Gina! Sounds like a good appointment. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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We're usually there at least an hour. Today's was a short 40 minutes though as I was squeezed in between two other appointments.
 

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Wow, that's why I need to switch to the birth center. My mw's never made me feel rushed. Sounds like a great visit!
 
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