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I had my first midwife/birth center appointment yesterday. It was great! The two of them chatted with my husband and I for about an hour!
The did Leopold's maneuvers and my little man is head down, but posterior so I need to try to do pelvic tilts a little more often to try to avoid back labor if possible. My legs are still swollen like crazy, but they just told me to up my protein intake and drink water and I should be fine, God-willing. Thjey wanted to do a pelvic exam since they had no baseline knowledge of my innards (I love that word-LOL). It was hilarious because one of the midwives was doing the exam and I saw her get these huge eyes. She says "Wow! You're 3 cm dilated, 80% effaced and at -1 station already." I wasn't expecting that since most primigravidas are still closed, thick and high!
Of course, we all know that it doesn't predict when active labor will begin, but it is nice to know that my body is starting to get things underway.
I have another appointment next week, God-willing (inless little man decides to make his debut!).
On another note, my OB office made me pay 25 dollars before they would release my medical records. Anyhow, I'll still send a thank you note and some flowers because I truly do like them and would recommend a high risk woman there any day. The birth may not be unmedicated but I know that the OB would at least try her best to get it vaginal.
On another note, my OB office made me pay 25 dollars before they would release my medical records. Anyhow, I'll still send a thank you note and some flowers because I truly do like them and would recommend a high risk woman there any day. The birth may not be unmedicated but I know that the OB would at least try her best to get it vaginal.[/b]
I think it is great that the midwives are so wonderful. It sounds like you will have a great birth experience.
I would say that your $25 for the transfer of records is thank you enough. I don't know if that is legal for them to do. I guess if they had to copy everything maybe but if they were just faxing it, I would question it.
Still congrats on finding someone better qualified to care for you and your birth.
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Yay for a great appointment! And you are right your effacement, dilation, and baby's station don't really indicate when baby coming...but as things are progressing that is that much less when labor does start and that is great!
Sharon, wife to Noah; mom to Belle (12.5), Ryllan (10), Finn (6), and Zane (3).