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Apparently, when you usually just post happy and funny facebook posts, and write something negative, people get concerned. Which is very touching in a way. I had stipulated that I only wanted to to talk to pregnant women, and several called me or PM-ed me. I think I would've gotten even more out reach if I hadn't said that. And someone sent me cookie and ice-cream delivery.

Yesterday was a really rough day. And so it finally spilled over on facebook. Livejournal really has shielded my facebook friends.

I didn't really get into it that much on my FB status. But basically my blood pressure is stressing me out. And so are my midwives. If you had asked me before I got pregnant what pregnancy issue I may be facing, blood pressure would so not be my guess. I have had really low blood pressure all my life. And at my 33 week checkup it spiked by 15 points, which caused my midwives to freak out. And I've had a bunch of blood work done, so far results are normal. However, with blood pressure there is a chance that it may spike again, and then what would we do? There is a chance that we may risk out of a homebirth and then I will be with a new provider at 40 weeks or something. It's just freaking stressful. At the home visit at 36 weeks, the midwife told me: "Keep proving to us that you're not pre-eclamptic."

Later yesterday Andy and I had a fight over hospital and home births. He had always been the person that pushed for a home birth. And who doesn't want a birth at home with your bed and your stuff and your cat? Now that we've been in the "birth" world more, we've heard good things about a Dr Sebestyan in OB North, but we picked the obamacare insurance with the hospital closest to us. So I don't think OB North is covered. If she is, I would seriously consider a provider transfer.

It's just a lot of stuff. Today I went to the chiropractor to help loosen my ligaments so that the baby would engage. I also went to acupuncture, we've been meeting for my blood pressure. But today we started induction points. I've also started evening primrose oil.



Jul. 24th, 2014 12:51 pm (UTC)
I don't have a birth plan.

Clearly, everyone wants their kid out and healthy.

Especially at this point in my pregnancy, I just want the kid out and healthy :)

However, there are 2 of us in the marriage, and I don't want to upset Andy too much, he doesn't really have strong opinions about a lot of stuff. But he does in this case. If it looks like BP keep spiking we'll transfer to the hospital. But hopefully baby will come before that happens.
Jul. 24th, 2014 01:18 pm (UTC)
If my comment offended you in any way, I apologize and take it back. Feel free to delete it. It wasn't meant to be judgmental.

I wish you all the best!
Jul. 24th, 2014 01:21 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I'm not offended! Germany definitely has a better system in place for laboring then the US, and I would trust the German hospital birth system better then the US system.