Thursday, April 26, 2012

38 weeks

Yesterday I had my 37/38 week OB appointment. After V's birth I had switched to another OB in the practice, because I thought the one I had for her did not manage me well at the end and let me go too long. Well, I saw him yesterday, as my current OB was unavailable. He was the one that we saw when P and I had the first ultrasound and big shock of me being pregnant at 8 weeks. So he knows me. After V was born and my FSH was really high, he agreed that I couldn't have more kids and really didn't recommend much in the way of birth control. He was surprised to see me again to say the least. Did a quick ultrasound, no cervical check, baby head down and firmly wedged in my pelvis. Heartbeat good, possibly high 6 lbs in weight. He also said if I didn't go into Labor in the next two weeks, I pretty much bought myself a C section. So try and get myself into Labor. I ate some pineapple today and feel strange. I had V with me during the appointment and everyone kept calling her my mini-me. I am totally 100% terrified of Labor/Delivery after the very bad experience I had with V. It makes me sick to think about it and I know I have to deal with it. The uncertainty of what is going to happen is really scary for me. On a side note: I have access to my medical records. The OB I saw yesterday reviewed my records during the 2nd hospitalization I had recently. He said some not very nice things about me that make me paranoid about him being on call when I give birth. Great. It also hurt my feelings. I had a good cry about it.


The Captain's Wife said...

I am with you with the anxiety of experience with K was not horrible, but it was LONG! (36 hrs long)

After I had a couple of MC's before getting pregnant with K I switched OB's because the practice that I had during my losses where just so cold about the whole situation.

During my pregnancy with K I only saw the primary OB in my new practice only to have someone else on call when I went into labor! I was fortunate enough that my Dr gave me her personal #, knowing how upset I was, and came in to deliver me. This time I have made sure that I alternate between the OB and th 2 midwives...

You and I are down to the wire! Who will go first??? Good luck!

Alisha said...

I'm sorry to hear about that. I didn't realize they could put in negative, hurtful things into the records. I'm sure I've got some interesting things in my records, in that case.

On the other hand, stay positive about the birth experience. Take it easy. The more uptight you are going into it, the worse your body will react. Truly. The sweet baby is coming!!! You've been through so much with your jaw--you can do a baby!!

Anonymous said...

1. you're delivering at the place we work, right? have you SEEN the new space? it's totally amazing. i feel like a celebrity when i walk in there :)
2. WTF? what did he say about you in the record? were they judgements? you can have the record amended. it sounds like he's an ass.
3. you're already 38 weeks???