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So, I just got back from my 31 week appointment and overall it was great. I brought up some of my birth wishes (I plan to have a natural birth, don't want continuous fetal monitoring, etc) and my OB was not just okay with it, she was ALL FOR IT! bluecheer.gif Apparantly, she was doula before medical school so she is a big supporter of natural childbirth and knows about different birthing philosophies, encourages walking (even after the water breaks as long as the head is engaged-don't want any prolapsing cords), using birthing balls/stools, rocking chairs, etc. Basically, she only interferes if she REALLY thinks that something is wrong.
My weight is outrageous though. I've gained about 40lbs which is so darned unbelievable since I am the fruits and veggies queen. My OB isn't too concerned though since I'm otherwise healthy.
I'm measuring 2 weeks ahead on my fundal height, which isn't surprising since my little guy was measuring about 2 weeks ahead on my 28-week Ultrasound. She plans to do another U/S at 36 weeks to make sure that the little guy is still head down.
All-and-all no complaints. I have another appt in two weeks, God-willing. bluecheer.gif
That is wonderful! Its so nice to have a OB/midwife that supports you!! My Ob is great but she won't let me go without monitors. I plan to labor at a near by hotel as long as I can though.
Wife to Brian since October 2004, Mama too:
Jakob (May 12th 2004- Feb. 24th 2009 Had Joubert Syndrome RIP)
2 Baby beans lost
Ava Sept 14th 2007, Beaux Oct 3rd 2012
* Tubal reversal December 17th 2010