Saturday, December 22, 2012

31 weeks

Oops, I missed a few weeks. Well, we're now at 31 weeks (7 months today) It's a great feeling to get into the 30s and out of the 20s.

Everything is going well. Midwife is happy, I'm happy and I'm assuming baby is happy.

This week hasn't been the most fun - trying to sort out medical insurance is a nightmare. Currently they are telling me that the only way I can get my hospital charges covered by insurance is to give up on the midwife completely, and go see the group of obstetricians in my health group. No matter that I'd actually rather have a midwife for the more personal and natural care, and the lower likelihood of interventions. I've been finding out that midwives are regarded with great unease here, insurance doesn't like them because they're considered very high risk, high liability and not very medically qualified. No matter that my midwife is a certified nurse midwife, has been delivering babies for 30 years, teaches Doctors obstetrics at USC, and works with the best obstetrician in town. Anyway, rant over. Hopefully it's going to get sorted through some sort of appeal process.

Here are some pictures from the last few weeks:
29 weeks

30 weeks

31 weeks

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