Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Birthing center tour

We went on a tour of our birthing center this week.  I'm so glad we did!  We learned so much!

While driving to Fargo for appointments and delivery wasn't our first plan, between the amazing midwives they have there and the wonderful birthing center (with a level III NICU!) it's totally worth it.  Now we just have to hope (or time out, I guess, another plus to embryo adoption!) so that we aren't delivering our next child during a snow storm or spring flooding. 

Anyway, I got a lot of questions answered.  The average stay after a vaginal delivery is 48 hours, but if baby and I are doing well and breast feeding successfully, they'll consider letting us go at 24 hours.  If we do have to go for an emergency C Section, it's right down the hall and one of my labor nurses will come with me so that I'll know someone on the team. 

My ankles are starting to swell pretty badly again.  They had slowed for a while... I guess I just have to keep my feet up more!

Daughter was moving a ton yesterday and hurting me quite a bit.  I think she may have been getting into a head down position... Let's hope she has and won't have to hurt me so much now!  She seems much calmer today and the position sort of feels like head down...

1 comment:

  1. Yay for the good birthing center! And keep those feet up, my friend! Rest while you can : )