Friday, July 25, 2008
Not So Upside Down
I went to the doctor yesterday (I saw a different doctor than I normally see because my doctor was out of town) and got a bit of interesting news. The doctor was measuring my stomach and then began pushing around a little. A puzzled look came to his face and he asked, "Has your Doctor ever said whether or not the baby's head is down?" I told him that just over a month ago the doctor told me that the head was indeed down. He asked if I would mind if he did a quick ultrasound. He started the ultrasound at the bottom of my stomach and immediately started laughing - there was a little baby butt instead of a cute little face. This pregnancy has been full of surprises so I guess I shouldn't have been too thrown off by the news of her being breech. I have to go see another doctor (this guy I saw is also going on vacation and my doctor won't be back) on Thursday and then I go to my regular doctor on Monday, Aug 4. As long as something strange doesn't happen before my doctor gets back (going into labor, emergency c-section) then I will find out on the 4th what exactly will happen. There is a slim to none chance that this baby will flip so I am counting on a c-section. I've heard that my doctor has actually delivered breech babies in the past but Mark and I aren't too comfortable with that idea. We've had a baby in the NICU before and I really don't want to do that again if anything were to go wrong during delivery. I will keep you all posted.