Thursday, October 25, 2007

Turn around, little baby

Had my latest doctor appointment today, and by her guestimation, the nurse that I saw believes Ava is still in the head-up position - not the optimal position for a natural birth; more like the optimal position for a scheduled c-section. I go back to the doctor in 2 weeks for my 36 week checkup (yikes - I'm at 34 weeks; that means 6 weeks left!) and will have an ultrasound before the appointment to determine how she's sitting.

If she's still breech, then we'll have the c-section and external version (where the doctors try to move the baby manually from the outside) discussion; if she has flipped over and is head-down, we'll breath a sigh of relief! At least after 36 weeks the doctors begin doing internal exams and can feel what part of her is down (hopefully they can tell the difference between a head and a foot), so we'll be able to keep tabs on her at the weekly appointments. So for now, send happy flipping vibes our way!

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