I am 31 years old, so is DH. We are celebrating our 9 year wedding anniversary this month. We live in the Seattle area. I am in HR at a large employer.
I am a FTM, almost 36 weeks PG and high risk. I was diagnosed with GD at about 24 weeks and have been well controlled.
Baby was recently measured and he is in the 24th percentile, they expect he will be about 7.5 pounds at 40 weeks.
My OB was willing to let me go to 40 weeks and induce me (due to the GD). However my baby has different plans. He is breech and has been for a couple weeks now.
My OB offered to do an e version at 37 weeks to try and flip him. They do them in the hospital with the OR prepped for an emergency c/s because it can cause fetal distress requiring an emergency c/s. E versions are only successful about half the time and the baby can flip back.
I thought about it and have decided not to do it. Baby will either flip or not. At this point, it is looking like not.
So it will be a scheduled c/s for me at almost 40 weeks. It isn't what I had hoped for as far as a birth experience, but PG has been pretty hard so far and not quite what I had hoped for either. I am trying to focus on a healthy baby and a healthy mom and not worry so much about whether it is the birth I wanted, an induced vaginal birth or c/s.
I read the post below about how many c/s you can have. At this point, DH and I will likely only want one other child (though we are going to wait a few years to decide). But I found the post very interesting. I do know a woman who has had 7 children via c/s.
I am interested in how your recovery went. How long did it take? How did you feel? Were you able to take care of your baby?
Anything else I should know?