So...I fell down the stairs last week at 35+6 and broke my ankle in 2 places. EMS took me to the ER since my husband was on his way home from work and I wanted to get the baby monitored ASAP. The baby is 100% fine (better off than I am). The next day, I had surgery to repair the ankle. They were able to use an epidural instead of general anesthesia (a huge relief to me - I was terrified about general with the baby), and put in the screws and plates. So, I am now non-weight bearing for 5 more weeks at 37+2. Looks like I'll be delivering without being able to walk around or use my feet to push. I'm not sure what this means for my birth "preference" (I was told not to call it a plan...lol) of trying to do this without pain meds. It also looks like I'll be taking care of a newborn without being able to walk.
If I could get some reassurance that this is going to be just fine, I'd really appreciate it! Things seem pretty bleak to me right about now. If anyone has the sh***y luck that I have and has experienced something similar, any tips would be spectacular!