Post # 1
I got to hear the baby’s heartbeat, which is always my favorite part of any visit (152!) I’ve decided to go with a midwife because I am going unmedicated this time. I had my first ultrasound at 5w 6d, and I’m not getting another until my 20 week appointment 🙁
I’m a little bummed about this. My last pregnancy I seem to remember they got at least one in between my confirmation ultrasound and my 20 week ultrasound. Oh well, I never said I was patient!
How are you other ladies doing?
Post # 3
How exciting! I don’t know if I could go unmedicated, more power to you!
Post # 4
That’s so exciting! I’m really looking forward to hearing the heartbeat. My initial ultrasound is on Jan. 5th, and I CANNOT wait! I’ll be almost 8 weeks at that point.
Post # 5
How exciting! I’m glad everything’s ok.
Post # 6
I missed that you were preggo again!!! congrats 😀
Post # 7
Awesome news that you got to hear your baby’s heartbeat yesterday! I did too for the first time and it was amazing!!! We also had our NT scan yesterday so I got to see the baby actually looking like a baby this time (as opposed to the 6 week scan), but had I not opted to do the NT testing, we wouldn’t have had another u/s until 20 weeks either.
You’re about 15 weeks now aren’t you? I think you’re two weeks ahead of me – if that’s the case, not long until the 20 week appt when you can see your little bub!
ETA: Duh, just realised you put how far along you are in the subject heading!
Post # 8
I got to find all the hearttones this semester in my OB-gyn clinicals, and it is so exciting! Most incredible thing really.
Post # 10
How exciting! yay Mama Katy!
Post # 11
Thanks guys! I don’t know, I just love love love hearing that heartbeat! Chugchugchugchugchugchug…
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center
I totally missed that you were pregnant! Congratulations! Are you going to find out the sex of the baby?
Post # 13
@doily: Yes, my husband and I can’t wait to find out. This is going to be our last baby so we want everything to be memorable!
Post # 14
Congrats on a great checkup! I have to say that ultrasounds are my favorite part; I love that my doctor does more ultrasounds that normal. I miss that little buggar in between!
Are you doing anything special to prepare for a med-free birth? Are you taking any classes, reading any books, etc…? Also, are you doing a hospital delivery or a birthing center?
Post # 15
@Mrs. Spring: I know, I was SO looking forward to an ultrasound… womp womp.
Yup, I’m going with a midwife this time around, so she and I are both on the same page about my birth plan. I am super adaptive and I know things don’t always go to plan, but with my daughter’s autism I really feel strongly about trying to go as unmedicated as possible to see if I notice change. So far the plan is, birthing classes starting in March. No pitocin unless it’s a last option. No epidural. I’m also focusing on breathing exercises and meditation during labor. I am going with a hospital birth with my midwife delivering.
Any good books to recommend? I have Childbirth Without Fear on hold at my local library.
Post # 16
@KatyElle: I just loved Ina May’s guide to Childbirth. The first half is loaded with positive natural birth stories, and the second had good tips to keep in mind while in labor.
I think the book is overall biaised and very anti-hospitals, doctors, etc; which can be a little unfair… And I’m in Canada so what is described in there doesn’t necessarily reflect what happens in hospitals up here (doesn’t match my experience so far anyway).
But it reminded me that our bodies are designed to do this and that it WILL be ok. It really helped me relax and feel almost excited about it all (now that I’m late, the longer between me reading the book and labor actually starting, the more nervous I get again, but I keep reminding myself of what I learned in the book).