So we went for our final growth scan yesterday. Feeling really discouraged and defeated. I am currently 37 weeks 4 days. My dd is September 23rd. The doctors are pushing me to have a scheduled c-section, even though at first they were supportive of trying for a VBAC. My husband is supportive but doesn't see the VBAC happening and is pushing me towards the scheduled c-section. We went ahead and scheduled it even though I am really having second thoughts on it (I don't know if I scheduled it because I am ready for him to make his appearance because of being in so much pain and uncomfortable). Baby is currently weighing it at about 8lbs and his head is measuring 32cm. With my first which was 8 years ago, he was 9lb 4 oz, 22.5 and his head measured 35.5 cm. I went into labor on my own and was progressing pretty well only to have a c-section because the doctors said his head was not coming through. When he was born there were red marks on his forehead from trying to come through. Sorry for the long post but after my appointment yesterday I am just feeling very overwhelmed. I am at the point in my pregnancy where I am totally uncomfortable, a lot of pressure and pain. I have begun to have real contractions but they are totally sporadic. I am kind of hoping I go into labor on my own before the 20th because then I can see if I can do this vaginally which I really want to do. I guess I am posting in here for support. I am over emotional as it is, and you mama's understand how it feels when you are almost at the end. Baby is head down but on his side, and he seems to like his side because he has been there for about a month and half. I am just afraid if I go into this thinking I am going to have a vaginal to only be disappointed in myself. I think that is my biggest problem. I know its okay to have a c-section if you need to but I feel like I am missing something ya know. I am a woman I should be able to do this.
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