Tuesday, January 3, 2012
37 Weeks (003/365)
I had my follow-up ultrasound today. The baby is no longer in breech position, but is now transverse. My OB is against trying an ECV (manually turning baby) with a transverse little one, saying that there is usually a reason why baby is in that position and it isn't worth the risk. We are NOT scheduling a c-section at this point. Instead,, we will be patiently waiting as long as we possibly can safely, to see if baby will turn on his/her own.
Baby's head in on my left, back is right under my breasts, bottom and feet on the right side. I've been doing all of the rocking, stretching, and crawling I can bear. If baby is still transverse next week at my 38 weeks, I will visit a chiropractor in hopes that the Webster technique will help the baby move. The Webster technique relaxes your uterus... but, the problem may very well be that mine is TOO relaxed, having had four babies already and more fluid than necessary!
What we specifically need prayer for is that my water will NOT break. Baby has nothing in the way to block its cord from prolapsing if my water breaks, and that can be fatal. As much as I don't want one, I have gotten to the point where a c-section doesn't sound so bad. A cord prolapse... man, that is much scarier! However our baby arrives SAFELY is fine by me. :)
My parents are back with us, and will be staying until baby comes and a couple of weeks beyond! I am so happy! I feel so much more comfortable having help during the day, just in case. :)