My fiancé continues to have health issues every week so I am stressed out to the max.
I had my 38 week appointment yesterday. This baby flipped so now she is breech. She is also measuring 8lbs even. She also is starting to run out of amniotic fluid. Last week it was 17. This week it's 9. Because she is breech, her delivery is an automatic C-section. I have anxiety induced high blood pressure so my blood pressure was high after finding that out. So they sent me to L&D because if I showed any signs or symptoms of Pre-E I would be having her that day. Labs all looking good, but anything that causes me anxiety spikes my blood pressure. The medical student and I were talking about L&D experiences and I was telling him about a mom that left all 3 kids at the hospital. Her newborn, her 3 year old and her 5 year old. She left to go do drugs and then came back a week later. It upsets me because I'm a pediatric nurse and I love kiddos. I can't imagine anyone doing that, but it does happen. So my blood pressure was higher from that, but I was able to come home.
My OB is admitting me to L&D at 6:30am on Tuesday to do an ultrasound to determine baby's position. If she has flipped, then we do an induction. If not, from 8am to 9:30am we will do a C-section and he gave wiggle room because he knows I will be upset.
He offered to do a version, but with how low her fluid is, the likely hood of it being successful is not good. So I told him no. The resident told me that she has a 2% chance of turning by Tuesday. Also my OB is concerned over her weight because of uneven fat distribution it can cause shoulder dystocia. He will only do a c-section for weight if she is 9lbs on ultrasound even though he knows ultrasounds are not accurate this late in pregnancy, the weight can be off by a couple of pounds either way but he doesn't want to put her in trouble.We will see what happens. I'm just preparing for worse case. I asked the resident about hospital acquired infections since I will end up spending extra time at the hospital especially if I have a c-section because I'm a type 1 diabetic. She had the charge nurse come in, but the charge nurse wasn't educated enough to my liking. She couldn't answer my questions. I'm diabetic and babies born to diabetics are term at 39 weeks because their lungs mature slower by 2 weeks. She tried to say 37 weeks is term. Ugh! So I will go over things with my OB instead because he is an attending and he will ensure everything goes smoothly. I'm trying to come to terms with a C-section right now and it's super hard. I don't want one.