Oct 2, 2007

Prenatal office visit

I went for an office visit today to see the nurse to do some fun blood work and answer some questions. My appointment was at 10 and I got called back at 10:05. I was asked questions primarily pertaining to my previous pregnancies. I am in the process of deciding whether to have a vaginal delivery or c-section. I had a c-section 11 years ago with my younger child because she was breech. My doctor is a HUGE fan of c-section and does not believe in the vbac. It is ultimately my decision and I am having such a hard time making it. The nurse was sweet and did not advise me on what to do but did lend some helpful information on making the decision. If anyone has experienced being pregnant after 8 years+, and the last one was a c-section, let me know what you did and any advice you can give me I would appreciate it.

After speaking with the nurse, I was led back to the lab room to have 6 vials of blood drawn. I am so glad I am fearful of that because that was a lot at one time! I asked "what all do you screen for". I think I was told about 50 things and can only remember maybe 2! Oh, and I gained one whopping pound in the last 3 1/2 weeks! My appointment was so quick (less than 20 minutes). I remember when I was having my girls, appointments took forever and I would have to have to have my finger pricked so they could test my blood every time. I am glad I do not have to do that! I see the doc on Monday so I will update you all on anything new. I think I will be able to have my BIG ultrasound to determine the sex in less than 6 weeks. I am looking forward to it! I will post when I find out!

4 comments:

  1. First of all, Congratulations! I found your blog because I have google alert me when someone mentions a VBAC. I own a VBAC blog: VBACAdventure.com

    Anyway, I had my c-section for breech presentation as well. However, my daughters are only 2 years appart. I know timing makes a difference, but I believe the doctor are more worried about the spacing being too close together than too far appart. yes, the optimal window is between 2-4 years, but that doesn't mean that longer isn't safe as well.

    I do have one piece of advice, if you decide to have a VBAC, change doctors. If you doctor is already against VBAC, your chances of success are much lower. However, if you stick to your guns, you can do whatever you want. Good luck with your decision!

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  2. I hope that you can have a VB. It is dependent though on the presentation of the baby at the time of birth. Like the person above says, you might have to find an alternate doc.
    As for gaining 1 pound....I gained that after having lunch!:)

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  3. what have you decided???? you know i am not the one for giving advice so, i really really hope you're seeking professional and responsible advice regarding this situation. whatever way my nephew decides to make his entry into the world is alright with me!!!!!!!! :) love ya lots and i plan to call this week!

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