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I am new to this site and pregnant with my second baby, due September 2007. But the little girl who made me a mommy is Kendra Eileen. She was born November 10, 2005. I haven't shared my story with anyone on this site yet, so here it is.
I went to the drs on November 8th, two days before my due date, for a regular check up. The dr asked me if she was moving well and I said she had kicked me eight times since I arrived. He finished his exam and told me he was sending me down the hall for a Non Stress Test since she hadn't moved ten times in that hour.
My husband and I went across the street (he was with me during the appointment) to get some lunch before going to have the NST done. This was my second NST and my first was very uneventful so I told him to go back to work and I would call him when I was done.
In the room the lady did an ultrasound and the first thing she said was, "Well we have a breech baby!" I wasn't suprised. Even though my dr had told me was head down I was sure her head was under my ribs. The lady then offered to schedule a version (where they turn the baby from the outside by pushing on it). I asked if I could talk to my husband first. After talking to him I went back to the drs. I told him I had decided against a version and would like to schedule a C-Section (I have read about versions and they can be very dangerous. Your water can break during, the cord could get bent or tangled, the baby could get hurt, ect....and there was still the question in my mind of why she hadn't turned in the first place!?).
Two days later, on my due date, my mom, husband and sixteen year old brother drove me to the hospital. I got into my gown and got into the bed. The dr came in, the spinal block lady came in, and some nurses. They just explained what was going to happen.
I then walked into the OR with my husband. Dr. Blackman gave me my spinal and then offered to man the camera. We excepted and they drapped me. As my husband and the dr talked about golf they pulled my daughter out as my husband watched. They brought her to me, and then took her to clean her up. My husband asked, "When can I show Grandma?" Dr. Blackman said, "How about right now?" They walked down the hall to my mom with my daughter as my OBGyn stapled me up and explained I had a bicornuate uterus that had kept my baby from turning and said she wouldn't have turned during a version, and I had made the right choice. When they were done they took me into the same room my family was in. I started breastfeeding and spent an hour with my baby. They took her to bath and put her under a light.
That night the nurse came in and asked me if I would like to walk. I got up and walked a little. The next morning I got up by myself and showered. Then I walked to the nursery and got my daughter. I was at the hospital from Thursday afternoon till Sunday morning. When I got home I walked without any pain. I felt great!
I loved every minute of my daughters birth and wouldn't change one thing about it! I never regret my choice and even though I have a chance to try a VBAC with this baby (if it turns) I would rather have another C-Section!