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June 17th, 2013, 01:41 PM
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I had my 24 week appt on Friday The hb was between 145 and lower 150s. Belly/Uterus measured appropriate. BP normal. I had gained 5 lbs since the last appt But the OB was ok with it...I spoke to the doctor about pushing positions..._ I know its early but I wanted to start some dialogue abt the whole birthing process with her. I was happy with her answers.
OB: Are you planning on getting the epidural
Me: I am not opposed to it, but last time around I only got it because I was told the pain would intensify after the water was broken which they were planning on doing shortly then and the water breaking process would also be more comfortable with an epidural and that point was the best time to get an epidural if I did decide to get one. But then I personally didn't feel like the pain was unbearable at that point.
OB: Here we try to take as much of a natural approach as possible, We let things take their natural course and don't intervene unless help is truly needed. We wont urge you to get the epidural at a certain point - like at 4 cm dilation etc. unless you ask for it and you need it. And if you do not get an epidural there is no reason why you cant push on all fours or squatting or any other position comfortable to you. I have delivered babies with moms in any of these positions. However with an epidural, even a great one, you may not have the leg strength to support your self in any other position, you can lay down on your side may be. But I dont want you to worry, you seem to have done great during last delivery being that it was your first and the baby was posterior having a vaginal delivery was a best case scenario!! I am confident that you will find this time around to be easier overall and we will let things take their own course.

I felt great at her response. With that the appt was over. She gave me a bottle of lemon lime flavored glucose test drink for next time. But I have 4 more weeks for that
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June 17th, 2013, 02:30 PM
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That's definitely a good response! I'm glad you're feeling great about it too. Good luck with the glucose drink next time! I chose lemon lime too and thought it tasted like flat, overly syrupy Sprite.
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June 18th, 2013, 06:10 AM
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Yay for a good appointment! Your OB sounds pretty darn awesome! I have yet to do my glucose test.. Keep putting it off. Lol
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June 18th, 2013, 07:35 AM
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Thank you ladies. Yeah I really felt good abt this appt and my OB. I wasn't so sure before especially because she made me get that flu shot in one of my first appts! But I feel much better abt her now!
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