Friday, April 30, 2010

Of course she has to be difficult...

... she's my child.

We are 33 weeks tomorrow and currently in transverse lie. This means
she is lying sideways/horizantal/perpendicular in my uterus. Currently
her head is on my left side and her feet can kick my right hip and
ribs at the same time. What talent!

In case you hadn't guessed, babies don't tend to come out easily in
this position (case in point: my poor labor patient the other night
who ended up getting a c-section after 15 hours of labor because her
little girl decided to be transverse). So, if she hasn't flipped by 36
weeks, I get to decide between a version (externally turning the baby
- as fun and pain-free as it sounds) or a scheduled c-section. Or
both, if the version is unsuccessful. My c-section-happy doctor is a
little perturbed that I won't consider a version at this point (which
surprises me) but he does do a beautiful version. And a beautiful c-
section, for that matter.

We have an ultrasound scheduled in two weeks and she has four weeks to
make her move. And I have four weeks to make my decision.

1 comment:

Jordan said...

Oooh, friend, HARD decision. I prayed and prayed that I wouldn't have to make it...and God made it for me :) She'll come out just how she is supposed to...but hopefully you won't have to make the hard decision, either :)