|yet another one
||[Jun. 19th, 2007|01:57 pm]
A birth community for homebirthers etc.
I'm Blair, 28 from Austin, TX. I'm due Nov 22nd and my husband and I aren't finding out the sex until then.|
I'm hoping for a natural hospital birth and have an OB that is very supportive of that. I also, unfortunately, have a fibroid the size of a softball sitting like a plug in the bottom of my uterus. I have an appointment with a specialist on Monday to measure for growth/shrinkage and discuss needs/options. There is a 50/50 possibility that I might need a c-section which I am really scared of. Hopefully I will get good news on Monday and can continue to persue natural birth.
Even if I have to have a c-section, I want to go to natural childbirth classes because I feel like I want the information and all the breastfeeding, healthy diet, good pregnancy stuff because it will still help me have a better pregnancy. I'm also interested in how to formulate a birth plan that, while including a c-section, is less traumatic for the baby (less sticking and poking and bright lights, etc.), if that is even possible.
I hope I am able to have a natural birth, but if not I hope you guys don't think I'm crazy for sticking around. I've done a lot of research and "large fibroid blocking birth canal" seems to be one of the few legitimate reasons for c-sections. Any thoughts or ideas are welcome!