by timelessbeauty (1712 Posts), Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:00 am
I had a routine NST today at the Peri's office. I was a little unnerved but knew sometimes with movement you cannot always find the little *'s heartbeat when you go in right off the bat. One of the ultrasound techs came and we did an ultrasound real quick to see what position he was in, sure enough, SIDEWAYS! This explains the lovely backpain I had this morning which caused me to jump in the hot shower ahead of my husband who was getting ready for work. And also why one night I found myself like a turtle upside down on her shell because I had rolled onto my back in the night and couldn't move to either side due to round ligament pain. Ugh. Anyway, it was explained to me that we can try to "version" him next appt with the ultrasound and physical manipulation but no guarantee that he will stay in the appropriate position. Thus, if by the time I go into labor, he is STILL sideways, they will have to do a c-section (shudder) with the dreaded vertical cut. I'm worried now but not totally scared out of my mind yet. I guess I did this to my mother by lying sideways up until a couple days before she was induced. She reassured me that babies seem to know what they need to do when the time comes. I hope she's right. I don't relish any more scars on my bod than necessary. And after having such a beautifully healthy pregnancy, I'd really like to not end it by having such a scary birthing experience. Trust me I will have words with this boy this weekend!
On a funny note, I talked with the nurse practioner and the doctor about ways to entice him to move. The NP said the midwifery website says to put a flashlight between my legs and shine it up (go towards the light kid!), play music there, and have my husband talk to him to move. My Peri laughed at the websites advice and said for all that, I might as well tape a Twinkie to my leg and hope the kid reaches for it and we all busted out laughing! lol Hey, I'm willing to try the whole Hostess line of desserts if this kid will comply! lol
Scared and nervous but hanging in there for now,