Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Decision, decisions...

Steven and I are debating whether or not to do a home birth with a midwife vs. hospital birth. As most might remember Ryker arrived at lightning speed. We barely made it to the hospital in time and a nurse caught him. From start to finish labor and delivery was less than 1.5 hours long. I pushed once maybe twice. They call it a precipitous labor. Although rare, I can once again blame my Mother's genes as she too had fast labors with us. The Doctors of coarse don't really like fast births that they can't take credit for so they would like to induce come time. I don't want to be induced as I had one with Gage for medical reasons and it was a horrible experience. I have been seeing my Doctor at Parkhill that I love which is the one that basically saved Ryker and found out why I was miscarrying before him (due to low progesterone). She put me on progesterone and he was saved. This one too I was placed on it and there is a chance this one too might have been lost. So I am extremely thankful for her and love when she sees me. However, at Parkhill you have to see all their Doctors and you don't know which one will deliver you. I don't like that. I also don't like the waiting for each appointment. Yesterday we went in to see nurse and financial person and it took almost 2 hours, mostly just the waiting. You might actually speak with someone for 5 or 10 minutes if you are lucky. They also have an extremely high c-section rate of 60%. That is astounding to me. So we went and had a consultation with Jennifer Creel, LM from Birthroot Midwifery today. She is also one of our league sponsors which is what even gave me the idea. Anyways, we of coarse loved her and it sounds so ideal. Especially the part about not being forced to have an IV or lay down on a bed. So now we are just weighing our options. No one ever wants to make the wrong decision but I am hoping God steps in and gives us guidance on this.

On a OT side note... I will be finished reading the Bible tonight. I am proud to say I read it all the way straight through in chronological order of events (not the order of the books).Thinking about reading it again in maybe a different version. This one was the NIV.

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