After a lot of conversation, various opinions, and lots of lost sleep, T.J. and I have come to a decision on how G’s sister hopefully makes her arrival.
A c-section is not something we have decided for this baby at 39 weeks.
We have decided to wait and see. I have my weekly visit with my OB tomorrow at 10am with yet another ultrasound. (Only ever had two when pregnant with G.) At that point i’ll know what baby’s position will be which doesn’t really seem to matter to me since I will still have another eight days until my estimated due date.
Although my OB’s office has scheduled my surgery for Wednesday I am going to cancel it. I have a strong gut feeling that now that we are settled into our house and the move is over my body can relax and do what it needs to do. I need to trust my instincts and my instincts are telling me no surgery. I need to trust my body.
I do not have a high risk pregnancy, my blood pressure is damn near perfect, no diabetes or anything else that warrants a surgery other than my doctor trying to play some odds that don’t seem to be in my favor. That does not rest well with me.
I feel like if I should go into labor naturally and something goes horribly wrong where a c-section is the only way to keep and the baby safe, then great. But to just elect a surgery because of all these ‘could be’ worst case scenarios does not seem right.
Tomorrow I’m going to try and find another OB in my area of Connecticut since I no longer live in New York and put my mind at ease with a second opinion. Also get another appointment with the chiropractor and find an acupuncturist.
Did I mention at my appointment last week my doctor literally laughed out loud when I mentioned seeing a chiropractor and acupuncturist? That was a total turnoff. It’s fine if she doesn’t want to have faith in alternative medicine but to laugh it off right in my face?! That is not a doctor I want to continue a relationship with.
So, to be continued again and in the meantime I’m going to try and enjoy the fact that we moved into our own home. Our first home. My parents just headed back to Rhode Island today so this is our official first night together as a family in our home.