This post originally appeared in my old blog, www.the-alice.co.uk
Baby is still breech, despite my lame attempt at acupuncture and my hours of bouncy ball fun. She’s a footling breech, which means her feet are in my cervix (explaining the painful kicks…) and unfortunately because of this and the way her cord is they won’t attempt an ECV. I am an automatic C section at 39 weeks, or earlier should she decide to get labour going before then.
Needless to say I was absolutely gutted to hear the news – I’m sure nobody wants to go through a C section unless absolutely necessary, but I’m pleased we’re doing the safest thing for baby and the safest thing for me. It feels very strange indeed to know that by a certain date we will DEFINITELY have a baby, if not before.
My hospital has been absolutely brilliant and I’ve been so impressed with the level of care I’ve received at Nottingham City over UCLH. UCLH I believe is the number one ranking maternity hospital in the whole of the UK but everything there always felt so sterile and robotic – in contrast each midwife I’ve met over the last week has made me feel so cared for and important. I had an overnight stay last Thursday (my Braxton Hicks have been insane and they want me at the hospital as soon as I start in established labour) and everyone was fantastic.
Air conditioning would be a bonus, though!