Had an appointment with my midwife yesterday afternoon. Things are looking good (the usual– baby heartbeat, blood pressure, etc.)… but my midwife is eager to try and ‘encourage’ labor to get going soon (especially now that I am just days away from my due date)… She knows that I really want to try for an unmedicated/natural childbirth and the longer this little baby waits before coming out, the bigger he will be… and delivering a 12 pound baby just doesn’t sound like much fun….
So, I’m going back in tomorrow morning with hopes that I am a bit more dilated and she is able to do the ‘membrane sweep’ … I’m slightly nervous about the discomfort level of this procedure, but it really seems to be one of the least invasive (and non-drug related) ways to try and start labor.
We will see how it goes. I am very excited that baby will be here so soon!!
In other baby news, have you seen all of the hubbub about this TIME Magazine article?
I’m not totally sure how I feel about extended breastfeeding, but regardless, I am sad that the article seems to further perpetuate the silly competition that seems to go on between mothers… The headline, “Are you Mom enough?” just seems like it is egging on the notion that somehow doing one thing or another can make someone more of a mother… I don’t know… I mean, there are definitely some things I feel strongly about, but I just feel like it would be more productive if women could just stick together and support one another, rather than turning everything, even motherhood, into a contest.
Just my two cents. Let’s stick together mamas 🙂