So i’m at my 37th week now and guess what?
Baby’s in breech position. Hmmm.. Guess my consoling and comforting does not work on this little one ey?
So i’m scheduled for an External Cephalic Version (ECV) or simply put, an attempt to turn the baby in the womb, tomorrow morning. This is done so that i can have a normal vaginal birth instead of a cesarean section (c-sect). My gynae is pro-natural, thank god, and she understood that i have a toddler i have to care for all by myself (with minimal help from husband especially after he has to return to work after the paternity leave.). Hence, she insisted we gave ECV a shot.
While my gynae has been very positive about it, she did mention that there are risks to it. She has been assuring me that it will be okay but hey, isn’t it just our nature to want to find out more about something before we go through it and experience it for ourselves.
So what are the risks, you ask? This is what was mentioned by my gynae.
- success rate is 50-60%.
- if during the procedure, we experience rupture of placenta, an emergency c-sect will be done.
- baby will have to be monitored during the whole process. any signs of distress in baby, an emergency c-sect will be done.
- may trigger labour.
- baby may be injured if there is not enough fluid in amniotic sac
Honestly, i am not prepared for the baby. I want a little more time to myself, husband and #1. Sounds a little selfish, but yes, this is an emotional journey. I wanted a January baby (at least 2017) so much because of the “support” i have been getting from those around me.
So i’ll be walking into the delivery suite with full of confidence i’ll make it back out within 3-4 hours. In shaa Allah, with God’s will.
But if anything against my plans were to happen, i shall resign to my fate and place my faith in Him that this is His plans for me and His plans are the best of plans for me. Amin.
So till the next time, i’ll let you know if the ECV is successful yea? 🙂