I did let him know I was concerned about her lung development and he is confident she'll be fine by the 22nd. So I'm hoping she stays put until then! If not, well, so long as she's not under any distress, then I will just be happy to meet her that much sooner and relieved as soon as I hear she's healthy and doing fine.View Thread
Original Due Date was 29-Aug-12, but Dr is going out of town the weekend before, so he wanted to make sure he got to deliver the baby before then and know that we were ok. I worked out up through 36 wks, and he has praised me for taking good care of myself and my LO. Regular weekly checkup last week revealed I'm already 50% effaced and 1cm dilated. He said usually, it's a slow and gradual climb to active labor from that point, but said if my water broke or I started feeling contractions, just head straight to L&D and we'd still go with the C-Sec, just on DD's date, rather than the one we have set, for next week. So, hopefully she'll stay put until our scheduled C-Sec next week, but if she decides to show up early, we're prepared.View Thread
I was wondering if she was measuring big, since all the sudden they skipped me ahead a week. I was 8lbs, and big babies run on my side of the Family. Not so much on DH's side. I'm small framed and have bad back problems, so the Dr didn't want to risk complications with my back in letting me go all the way 'til my due date, and given he's going on vacation the weekend before my due date, he wanted to deliver the baby at 39 wks. I'm fine with that, it's just, I was thinking this week I was only 36 wks, and they're telling me I'm at 37? He is confident the baby is strong and her lungs will be fine. So I guess maybe she did have a growth spurt? We'll find out in a couple of weeks! View Thread
Ok, So now that we're in the home stretch, I went in 2.5 weeks ago for my final Ultrasound to confirm baby's head down (she is) and her growth (weighed in at 5lbs 9oz), and a nurse asked if I was having any contractions and said I was 1 week ahead of what I've been tracking myself as being. My Due date is Aug 29th, but the Dr is going out of town the weekend before and didn't want to risk me going into labor while he was gone and having to have someone I'm not familiar with delivering the baby, plus the whole reason for the C-sec is due to a bad back, so he doesn't want to risk me going into labor. By my calculations, I'm 36wks THIS week, so I'll only be 38 wks when he wants to do the C-section. I trust him, and I would rather have him than someone I meet for the first time the day of delivery, but just wondering, has this happened to anyone else, and if so, were your babies' lungs developed enough to not have to stay in the NICU? My LO has been good and healthy and strong throughout the pregnancy, no issues, no scares, and I asked point blank what about possibility of fluid in her lungs? He said he's not worried about it because I've taken good care of the both of us throughout the entire pregnancy and we're both very strong. Makes me feel good, but still concerned with them telling me all the sudden I'm a week ahead of what I've been tracking myself as being? Thoughts? Thanks!View Thread
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