Wednesday, May 4, 2011
the waiting game
The version Worked! We had the version on Friday of last week. I can't say it is something that is easy in anyway shape or form, but it is not as bad as natural child birth either. We got there at around 1, the procedure was scheduled for 2. I was brought into a room to have me and the baby monitored and have a ultrasound. The baby looked great, but I was contracting about every 3 minutes, which has been pretty normal for over a month. And yes she was still breech, frank breech to be exact. So she was butt down, her legs on the left side of my body and her head up in my ribs on the right hand side. My Dr tried doing the version without any med, and I immediately contracted, so in the meds went. They use a med that relaxes the uterus, but makes you feel like you drank 4 cappuccinos. Your heart beats really hard, to the point you can hear it in your ears, and you get really shaky. It lasts about an hour. So we started again. I was flat on my back and one dr pushed her up out of my pelvic area and then she took the butt and the other dr took her head and they pushed with vigor to move her, and she went. The whole procedure lasted about a minute and a half. I can't say I would want to do it again, and I wouldn't with this pregnancy. If she flipped I would opt for a c section at this point. On Monday we went back to the Dr for my normal appt. and she is still head down. She has a 2% chance of flipping back. I was almost 3 cm dilated and had my membranes scraped. So now we wait. If nothing happens my induction date is still set for the 17th, which feels so far away.