@cmbt12 I totally agree. It was way better getting induced.
I ended up being risked out of my home birth due to pre-eclampsia and I needed to be induced. Ronan then had meconium aspiration and had to be immediately resuscitated and intubated and it scared the living shit out of my husband. Me too obviously, however I know that had Ronan had meconium in his waters at home we would have been immediately sent to the hospital at that point and risked out. I have total faith that my midwives would not play God and get us to the hospital if any emergency would have shown up. There's pretty much always signs, very rarely do they deal with true emergencies.
@marbellie that’s how they trick you into having more than one pregnancy 😉 My first was a breeze and they just keep getting harder!
@galentine when I'm not feeling any symptoms I just tell myself, "oh, so THIS is how some women on TV didn't know they were pregnant until 6months in" 😂😂
@cmbt2 That is crazy! Did she have spotting or something? My mother was 20 weeks when she found out with my older brother, because she had spotting all throughout and just assumed it was AF. She said she was not prepared for her second pregnancy (when she found out at 6 weeks) because the first was so short!
My youngest is only 3.5 but pregnancy feels like forever ago! Tomorrow I have my first appointment for confirmation of pregnancy. Ill be 5w3d. Do they do blood work at this visit? I can't remember! Or maybe they give me a script to make an appt with a lab? We leave saturday for vacation for a week so I just assumed I wouldn't get any tests done until I was back (ill be around 7w at that point). What did everyone else early appointments look like?
Can I be the odd ball who actually enjoyed her induction way more than her non-inducted labor?
Who is planning on getting an amniocentesis? I know the odds of miscarriage are now only 1/1600, but I'm still nervous and would rather not do the procedure. I guess it's something I'll discuss with my doctor (especially because I'll be 35 when I deliver), but I wanted to know your thoughts on the subject.
Hi all! Looking for recommendations on pregnancy books (other than What to Expect). What book are helpful? Which ones did you enjoy? Which ones do you recommend for a FTM?