Monday, December 07, 2015

Primed VBAC Childbirth Prep - Post 1

So, I can't believe I'm on day 18 of my access!  WHAT!     Things have not been super happy in the Robson house.   The kids are getting ready to say goodbye to Grandpa, Harold is preparing to say goodbye to his dad.  His always present, constant, wonderful dad.   Things have not been normal around here.

So...I started, and haven't continued, but.....  time keeps moving forward....since I have to deliver around 37 weeks, I only have about 10 or 11 weeks left of this pregnancy.  That's a little sad, but also a lot exciting.  I can't wait to meet our little man, but I'm also really conscious of the fact that this is the last time I'm going to feel those little kicks and wiggles, and all the awesomeness of pregnancy. 

The VBAC course!

I think the first thing I noticed about this course is the "instructor".  That's in quotes, because it feels more like I'm having coffee with a friend.   Really, I don't think I'll watch anymore videos without a coffee in hand (half decaf with double cream if you're wondering).   She's so pleasant, she's full of information, yet, it doesn't feel at all like a typical instructional video where someone is reading scripted rehearsed points to you.   Honestly...this is just lovely. 

I just finished watching the "Early Labor" video (do you know how hard it was for me to type labor, instead of labour...but I wanted to properly quote the title....)    Love the tips about how to know if it's really show time go time, or if it's going to be come and go.    Hydrate...don't exhaust yourself....alternate activities....  don't cancel that dinner date/movie/bbq.      Yes, I'm on my 4th baby, but I've never gone into labour naturally, so I really don't have a clue.    Honestly, I likely won't get to go into labour naturally this time either, what are the chances that would happen before 37 weeks?!  Ruby was 42 full weeks and still didn't want to budge.   Hey, a girl can dream though right....HAHAHA!  Who dreams of going into labour!!!  Ha!  

Ok, so... another point I just have to mention. The videos....they're short.    Yes...short.  So far all under 10 minutes.   Can I just express my gratitude about this.  There is no way that I would find time for a bunch of 40 minute videos, maybe a couple, but not one after another... but 5 different short videos..  3 minutes, 8 minutes, 9 minutes. 10 minutes... that I can do.  I see a 19 minute video coming up, but I'm sure during nap time I can manage the 20 minute one....hopefully even tomorrow!

Ok, So far I've watched:

Under the "Informed" section:
- Welcome to Primed VBAC
- Intro to Labor
- Labor 1: Early Labor  (oops....typed a "u" there and had to backspace again)

See...I'm behind...but I will catch up!   I'm going to start the Prenatal Core Course right after this, and I can't wait.

My goal is to watch "Labor 2: Active Labor"  and perhaps even "Labor 3: Transition, Pushing, Birth" tomorrow.   

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