Tuesday, July 08, 2008

It just keeps getting better and better...

I went to the dr yesterday and they did the NST then they told me that instead of an NST they were going to do a biophysical profile ultrasound. Nice...I already spent 20 or 30 minutes sitting around doing the NST (which looked GREAT they said) then I spent another 20 or 30 minutes waiting to see the doctor before they told me that I was getting an ultrasound. Bob was at home because Oliver was napping so I texted him to get there quick if he wanted to see it. Luckily we live about 5 or 10 minutes from the dr so he got there just at the end. Why didn't they wait? Well, because I wasn't actually scheduled for an ultrasound. They made someone who had an actual appointment WAIT so they could check me out. Anyway, Roy weighs about 6 pounds and 1 ounce. The part that sucks is that he's in a transverse position - which means he's laying sideways with his head to my left and his butt to my right. Why is that bad!? Well, they say by now he should have turned head down and if he doesn't hurry up and turn they'll have to try a manual version and if they can't turn him, or if they rupture membranes or rip the placenta off the wall then they'll have to do an emergency c-section right then and there. She also said that since the placenta is sitting so low that it might not work anyway, in which case he'll have to be delivered by C-section anyway. I asked if I could do anything to help him decide to turn and she said no...well...thanks a lot for your LACK of INFORMATION yet again. I looked online and there are plenty of "old wives tales" and things that say they'll help turn the baby. I'd rather try something that may or may not work than have a section, that's for sure! None of them are "medical" things...just positions or playing music low on your belly or shining a light or something but seriously she kind of made it sound like I might as well go ahead and get the section. I'm very opposed to having a section and want roy to be born as naturally as possible but it just seems like things keep going wrong this time. First the low placenta, then the diabetes, now this (1 in 25,000 babies lays sideways). I also read that most of the time the baby will turn by itself, even if it's when you go into labor. Babies know what to do, right? I certainly hope Roy can figure it out!!

3 comments:

Melinda said...

Ugh.

Maggie, are there midwives or doulas working in the area where you live? I would check online (there are national associations for both) and then see if you could give one a call for some advice. They are great with easy, natural solutions for these kinds of situations.

Thinking of you!

Knit & Purl Mama said...

Sorry to hear that Roy is transverse. Both my boys were head down but posterior (Sean killed me while in labor! As he was arching into my bum instead of into my belly like babies are supposed to come out). I hope he turns soon!

Sedie said...

Hang in there, it will all be fine. . . Don't worry yourself too much, just relax and do what you can, the rest will work itself out. I had to have a c-section because I'd already had previous abdominal surgery and my placenta was right on top of my cervix. I think you have all the chance in the world of NOT having a c-section. I'm thinking of you!