They didn't balk when I told them my health issues during the initial screening phone call many months ago ... I think I called within a week of being released from the RE and I still ended up on a waiting list because my due date falls at the end of the Christmas/New Year's vacation period. I've got my fingers crossed that my PCOS, which seems to have taken a temporary hiatus during pregnancy (yippee!), holds off and doesn't give me the usual potential complications such as gestational diabetes or pre-eclampsia. I really want to remain under the care of a midwife until baby arrives. But I guess I should look at the bright side. If I do need to be under an OB's care at the end the midwife is supposed to follow me through right to post-partum check ups. She doesn't just pass me off to an OB. She is supposed to be there for delivery just as much as if she and her partner ('cause apparently they have 2 in the room at the crucial moment) were caring for me alone. At least that is what the website says. I'll get more info at my first appointment on Thursday.
I still don't have a huge appetite but notice that I'm enjoying the carbs more this week which has resulted in a severely distended belly. I don't think the PCOS agrees with the carbs even in pregnancy. So, I think I've got to manage that a little better. I refuse to gain 50 pounds during the last 4 1/2 months of pregnancy because I got lazy. But before I started this carb fest I could tell that the belly was finally starting to pop albeit not that much. (Just don't count today which was severely affected by post-carb absorption PCOS gut reaction.) Here is a shot from Sunday at 22w1d.
|Belly at 22w1d|
Kitty wanted to be in the picture too ... especially after the vet drama. lol
Next post? Can't promise I'll be able to update you on the midwife appointment Thursday because I have a meeting that evening. I do hope to update everyone about it as soon as I can plus add a post about the fun stuff that I've received or purchased ... and the niece and nephew. ;-)