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May 29th, 2007, 04:57 PM
tygrss's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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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

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May 29th, 2007, 05:05 PM
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Thats great ! I am just now getting in with a midwife that sounds allot like your OB , I haven't seen her yet but I'm excited about seeing her . It sounds like your in goods hands !
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May 29th, 2007, 05:49 PM
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Wow thats awesome!

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May 30th, 2007, 12:19 AM
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Sounds like a great appointment & a great OB

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May 30th, 2007, 08:17 AM
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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.
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