Thursday, January 22, 2009
37 Weeks & Going Strong
I am 37 weeks today and just enjoyed a prenatal massage. It was lovely. Tomorrow I have another chiro appointment that I am thrilled about because the stinker inside of me decided to turn to my right side. I am confident that weekly visits will keep my pelvis open and lined up correctly so that this baby has room to turn. At my midwife appointment today, he/she was ROA which means his/her's back and bum were snuggled in on my right side. I am pretty sure it happened last night because while I was up with Tay I felt lots of little kicks and jabs on my left. Most people think that "as long as the head is down" you're good- well that is a big fat lie that OB's like to tell their mamas. For a straight forward birth you really want your baby's back on the left side of your tummy. Carter was posterior up until a few hours before he was born- and it was a very long process to get him to move so that I could move past 7 cm (that is why I had a doula and why I am a doula!). Tay liked to tease me and she flipped flopped every week from ROA to LOA until she was born. Luckily she was in a great position for labor and birth. For this baby, I have tons of time and know many ways to help this little baby to flip back over. I am still feeling great physically so I am sure I will have this baby in a few weeks rather than sooner. I am to the point though that I really need my space mentally. I have already told a couple of people that I do not want any contact with them until after the birth. Of course they were anything but mature about it but hey- I am the one growing and having this baby! I have to do what is best for me and my pregnancy. I love being a grown up!