Friday, February 9, 2007

Water, an old friend of mine.

Have gotten a few emails from family about how much they enjoy the blog, thanks, I have really enjoyed writing on it. I have turned off word verification to make it easier to leave comments should you wish to. I do have comment moderation on so that if trolls want to leave nasty comments they won’t see the light of day.

Had a visit with Dr T, she is my OB and will hopefully delivering the Wee Pea if everything goes well. Now the reason I say if everything goes well is that 4 women with high-risk pregnancies have been sent to Grand Falls, Montana as there was no room within the NICU. Last year some women in early labour were asked to make the trip to Canmore or Banff, as there were no beds in Calgary. Scary. After telling my mom about these stories she said that I should have a home-birth, not such a bad idea, my mom was a maternity nurse.

The thing is when we first started trying to get pregnant, I thought my ideal birth plan would be, an at-home, water birth with a doula and mid-wives. Her suggestion brought me back there, a nostalgic look back to when I thought it would be all so easy. My attitudes and thoughts seem so na├»ve to me now. But women do it. A few weeks ago I read Lily’s birth story, part 1 & 2, it was an at-home, water birth. I can’t tell you how much my heart ached to be able to still see that as an option. But I don’t.

My new birth plan is to have a healthy baby, preferably a vaginal delivery unless it will be unsafe for the baby, no drugs unless I can’t take it anymore, no episiotomy unless it looks like I am going to tear. To relax me, Bones can remind me of one of our first dates, swimming together up at my father’s farm. We sat on the dock in the middle of the lake, talking, getting to know each other in that new love kind of way, also trying to figure out how we were going to get back to the other dock without being drowned by Sam, (one of my dogs that would be so worried about us in the water she would whine and try to climb on top of us). One way or another, water will be in the room.

Back to my visit with Dr T, hearing the heartbeat is the very best thing about these visits. The heartbeat is healthy and strong, 150.


1 comment:

Reesh said...

Not having much time to go back and read over all your archives, I'm wondering if I missed something you may have wrote a while ago. Obviously I think you should birth the way you feel the most comfortable, but I'm confused as to why suddenly the home water birth is not an option as it was before?
You can e-mail if you don't want to post it here. And you don't have to go into details if you don't want, I'm just curious is all!

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