Today was my 6 week postpartum visit to my OB. I have grown to love and trust Dr. Gordon. From the jump start of me seeing her, she always had my best interest in mind and I'll tell ya the woman never gave me any bull shit. In fact, one of the reasons why I love her so much is that she tells you like it is and is super down to earth. She will give you her recommendation and let you make your own decisions.
We discussed a lot. For starters my vitals were awesome, and I lost 30lbs! yeah I was stoked about that. I also passed my blood sugar test. This was a real bonus for me, since I thought for sure I'd be a diabetic considering all of the issues I had during pregnancy. But I passed and all is well. My blood pressure had also been on a scary increase, and that was also down. I am healthy and "back to normal" lol I can hardly say I am normal but this is all great news.
What came with this visit was the discussion of birth control. I laughed about this, because I've been married for almost 5 years now and have never had this discussion with my OB/GYN before. My whole plan for 4 years was always to try and have a baby. So it was fun and she gave us many options but also cautioned me that I really needed to let my uterus heal at least for a year and preferably 2. This made alarm bells go off in my head. Why? Well, the other part of the visit was spent talking about future pregnancies and deliveries that I would have.
I asked if there was ever a chance I'd deliver naturally. She didn't say yes or no, but she asked me this question and I'll be honest it was something I needed to hear. "To you what is magical about a vaginal birth?"
My answer " Honestly, Nothing other than the fact that I'd be able to do it"
She said "fair enough I totally understand, but I'll be honest with you labor is seriously like the worse flu you've ever had in your life and honestly not all its cracked up to be."
Basically in her opinion for a patient such as myself a repeat C section would be the goal, she said if I went into labor and things were going well, then heck yes its a blessing we are pushing that baby out BUT the odds of that happening are not in my favor. She told me I am always going to be an extremely high risk pregnancy. ( I knew this )
Statistically I am going to be a diabetic, and will end up with preecampsia again. It may not be as bad as it was but yeah. What sucks about it is that its pregnancy and I am at the mercy of Hormones LOL sooooooooo yeah. But that also makes me wonder if a second child is really a good idea. Its my decision but its a really hard one. If I wait 2 years or even 1. Age is also a facotor in risks too.
2 years puts me at 31 on top of the high risks that I am. So yeah it was a lot to take in and its a lot to think about.
I am just grateful that I found this practice, and the Drs and Midwives in it. The whole practice saved my life and helped me bring a beautiful healthy and happy baby into this world and I am just blessed.
Oh Yes, Speaking of Baby, She is 6llbs 2 oz and growing by the day. Healthy as can be.
Hubby might have a new job
Things are well with our family. I am blessed.