Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Our new baby, installment #31
I still have a fair amount to say about my home VBAC. For starters, a faithful reader of this blog asked me if I was worried about having a placenta issue, since a prior cesarean can cause the placenta to adhere to the scar or even implant through the uterus -- both serious problems. The short answer is no. Despite having researched such problems while writing my book, a sort of haze effected my brain while I was pregnant and I thought nothing but positive thoughts, perhaps reinforced by my ever positive midwife. So, even when she seemed slightly concerned that the placenta was not coming out quickly, and told me to get on the bed and push, I was not worried. And sure enough, it all came out smoothly, in one piece. And when the weather turns nice, it will be taken from the freezer (it's wrapped in a towel in a Ziploc bag beneath some ice cream sandwiches the boys love) and buried in the backyard. Mom, are you rolling your eyes?