Hi all! Just got home from my 23 week checkup and everything is still looking perfect (oh, except for the fact that my progesterone has consistently been in zone 2 despite 200 mg shots twice a week, but oh well). Baby's heart rate was 158, and the belly measurement was "perfect." I haven't gained any weight since last time, though, so hmmm. I guess because I can't have any junk food because most junk foods have wheat, and I'm supposed to limit sugar according to my food sensitivity testing?
Now for the distressing and sad news. My doctor finally reviewed the op report from my myomectomy and says he recommends a c-section. If it was his daughter, he'd recommend the same thing, yadda, yadda, yadda. So, for now, I've got to get my mind around that and the fear of it. I think my biggest concerns are, besides the inherent risks of the surgery itself, 1) the doctor "messing up" all the work Dr. H did last year to get rid of the adhesions ( I want to have more babies and really don't want to have to have more surgery to remove adhesions to have the next baby to then have to have a c-section, and thus a never ending cycle of surgery); 2) how in the world do I take care of myself after such a major surgery, plus give excellent care to my baby; 3) how is this going to affect breastfeeding?
Yes, I know, it supposed to be for the best because by chance, which I think is a miniscule chance, my uterus could rupture and we could both kick the bucket. But, I'm still not happy about this and I still think my body could handle natural birth. This really sucks and it's making me cry.