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well, i am 25.5 weeks, but i couldn't make it to the dr. last week. anyway...all went well. pee looked good, fundal height, good, bp good, hb good. i asked the doc about delayed cord clamping and he is a standard practice of his, unless there is an issue with the baby and they need medical attention of course. i also asked if i can keep my placenta and he said that the hospital i plan to give birth at does not allow it, and they say it has to do with the department of health - that it's their policy, not hospital's policy. the only reason i chose this hospital in the first place was that they have queen size beds in the postpartum rooms. so i asked about the other hospital, which is actually easier to get to, and he said they do allow it, because it's a different county, and i will have to jump through hoops to get it. he said his last patient who wanted to keep her placenta had to make a million phone calls, but eventually was given the ok, but they don't just let you take it home...you have to have a funeral home come and pick it up, and they freeze it, and then you pick it up at the funeral home.
so i guess i will be delivering at this other hospital. no big deal. keeping my placenta is more important to me than having a big comfy bed to sleep in anyway.
he also said that Sarah can be in the room when i deliver. who knows if she will want to be when the time comes, but i just wanted to know whether or not i had the option. she is a part of this family too, and if she wants to be there and isn't scared, i want her to be there. we'll just play it by ear.
sorry, that was longer than anticipated.
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