Posted: 07/10/2010 at 11:02
Thanks to all of you for your replies... you all sound so calm and rational. Usually I am too!
I was sent to the pregnancy day assessment unit by the midwife who spoke to my husband this morning, she couldn't understand why I wasn't referred yesterday. Anyway we had a scan which showed baby to be head down and everything normal! The sonographer couldn't understand why the mw had such an issue in locating the baby's head, the fibroid wasn't an issue as it hadn't grown/moved! Bizarre.
We were then seen by another mw who confirmed bubs is head down and pretty much fully engaged, along with a consultant who confirmed it a third time and talked to us about the fibroid and the fact it didn't pose any risk to me having a vaginal delivery. By this time I was starting to feel like a bit of a prat! He did say it slightly increases the risk of PPH, so if nothing else I've opted out of the midwife unit for delivery and will go to the hospital instead on his advice, despite the risk being v. small.
I can't believe all the fuss! It's amazing how you can go from thinking that all is fine to being terrified! It wasn't so much the idea of having a section - that I can cope with, whatever is best for the baby + I is obviously the way to go, but more the fact that I was totally freaked by the way it was handled yesterday and then nothing being done! I mean, if you're told you need an emergency scan, you kind of want it yesterday, don't you?
And Joey, you're definitely right, you do get treated slightly differently when people find out you work within the sector, sometimes a good thing and sometimes not I find! Depending on who you see.
Anyway, lets hope that's the last of the drama, and I'll get back to bouncing on my ball and a nice cup of raspberry leaf tea (!).... maybe I'll get to join Snugglenush with a baby who arrives on his due date eh?
Thanks again for the replies ladies. x