I have the option of booking a section, or trying to vbac. I think we're going with a section as I have an autoimmune disorder which affects the skin "down there"! I need to talk to the Drs about what each option will mean for me and baby etc. My biggest fear is having a labour like the last one ending in section, or delivering vaginally and ending up needing reconstructive surgery afterwards (which wouldn't heal well due to the skin issues)
Big decision, but we'll make the right one I'm sure!!
Hello all! It's been quiet around here recently so nice to hear you're all doing well. I got my mw booking in appt the other day it's on the 18th dec. Scan won't be til after christmas though cos I'm only 6+3 today. It's weird at the moment because nothing appears to be happening and I have to keep POAS to check I've not imagined it.
Annio, if it helps I spent the entirety of my booking appt correcting the midwife when she referred to the baby, correcting it to alleged baby. After all we had no Decent proof at that point! So I'm with you!
My tummy bounces now, so I am forced to concede something may be happening ;-)
Annio, I'm sure everything will be just fine! The beginning feels like a really long wait. It did for me, and I had scans at 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks and 12 weeks!! So I can imagine it must feel like FOREVER for you! Try to just chill, look after yourself, and keep yourself busy!
JustMe, Alleged Baby! I remember that! Wow, feels like so long ago, and now your baby makes your tummy dance! Starts going quite quickly, doesn't it?
Well I had an awesome weekend, but went shopping yesterday at the supermarket and then for a walk with the dogs, and then yesterday evening I got this awful pain in my ladyparts, where my pubic bone is. Sorry for TMI, I'm guessing it must be what a guy feels like if he's been kicked between the legs. If I stil nice and still it doesn't hurt at all, but its really sore when I get up from a sitting position and when I walk. Any of you ladies experienced this? Is it normal or should I start worrying about SPD?
SO cute JustMe!! I was chilling in bed last night reading a book, when I felt Ethan wiggling around, and when I looked at my belly, I could SEE him moving around!!! It was mad! Of course he's a little shy around daddy, so everytime I get DH to try and see or feel, Ethan lies as still as he can. That plus the fact that DH has a rather short attention span makes it hard to get him to see or feel anything!
We went to the hospital last night for a tour of the maternity unit, which was AWESOME! Saw the labour room where I will be (hopefully) and then saw the general ward, semi-private room and private room. My medical aid covers the general ward and the other rooms are extra, so we'll be opting for general, just coz I hate spending money I don't have to.
That said though, the 'general ward' is a HUGE room with 3 beds in it!! There are a few of them obviously, but only 3 people per room. And we were told that March isn't a very busy time so the chances are we'll have the room to ourselves or be sharing with one other person.
Also excited coz I got the vouchers for our free 4d scan and our free antenatal classes, so I can book those now
The SPD is still bugging me, but 2 of my good friends are physiotherapists so I've got some good tips from them, one is getting me a support belt, and then I'll talk to my gynae about it next week Wednesday. 24 weeks on Saturday, so V-Day! Woohoo!!
Annio - how are you doing hun? Don't worry, soon enough it'll become very real indeed! It's lovely
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