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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

C is for...

I had a prenatal check up today and my mind is a bit awhirl. You see, I have not one but two joyous conditions that will create a challenge for a natural delivery.
First of all, five years ago I learned that my uterus thought it would be a good idea to grow these masses called fibroids. Fibroids are nothing more than nuisances made up of uterine tissue. When they are large enough they can put pressure in the wrong places and provide one with wonderful discomforts such as constipation and extra nasty menstrual cycles. Large ones often result in eventual hysterectomies for their hostesses. Although I have two rather large fibroids they have not really been a problem for me - until now. One of those lovely suckers has positioned itself to nearly block my cervix. Translation: no room for baby to pass through. I was told that there is a chance it could move as baby grows and moves.

Second, this baby has decided that breech is a comfortable position. These days they pretty much don't even give the mother the option of a natural delivery. As with condition number one, I was told things could change and baby could do a flip.

Two for two on what "could happen"?
My doctor isn't very optimistic.
Therefore: C-Section.

I will be seeing a specialist at the end of December but for now I was encouraged to get my head into that very real possibility.
Is is my preferred method of delivery?
Do I want as risk free as possible delivery for myself and baby?
Am I terrified of the recovery along with having a newborn and 2 1/2 year old?

At least it is completely out of my control. It is what it is and I'm thankful for the health care system and professionals we have and I will deal with it.

1 comment:

Tammie said...

you seem to be dealing with all of this well. and you're right, its all out of your hands so why worry about it. whenever i want to stress over things my husband always reminds me to "control what i can control and dont worry about the rest." thats all you can do. :)

(also..lucy was breech up until 2 weeks before my due date then she did this amazing topsy turvy thing.)