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Opus Behave: Nine Months Pregnant with Transverse Baby

Nine Months of Morning Sickness and a Transverse Baby

How is it that my morning sickness can last the full nine months? While Opus has been easy on me, and I’ve suffered much less than the other children, the morning sickness is there. At some point during every day, I am overcome with nausea. Chuck pointed out to me yesterday that within an hour of the baby’s birth, I’ll feel fine. Nausea and dizziness disappear almost instantly. Immediately after the birth of my babies, I feel better than I have the entire pregnancy.

Ten days to go. My ultrasound is scheduled for 2:45 this afternoon. The goal is simply to rule out any complications that may be preventing the baby from moving into position and causing the constant flipping.

I mentioned to my midwife on Monday that I feel like at this point I have a 1 in 3 chance the baby will be head down when I go into labor. Unfortunately, she agreed with me. And since we’re planning a home birth, this makes me a bit anxious. But I’ve decided not to worry about it until after the ultrasound.

Then I get to worry all I want 🙂



  1. Jennifer

    I remember the worry and concern when my baby was in a breech position. I feel for you! Just in case you wanted to read a good breech baby story with a GREAT outcome, I’ll include the link to my birth story. I hated hearing all the negative opinions and horror stories while I was going through it – it was an emotional time for me.
    Hoping your baby flips and stays head down!!! 🙂

  2. Kate Alva

    Adalia is beautiful She can either fit in at Hippyland in town, or a little bit north with the skirt-church folks…you know who I mean. Love it!
    Hope Opus flips on their own! Hope I can meet the little dude/tte!

  3. Nancy

    For our 4th child we really wanted a home birth. But medical complications said it was not to be so. Our midwife’s role turned to that of doula. I really recommend these couple things about a hospital birth if you need one.
    1–bring your midwife. see if she’ll be ok acting as your doula and advocate. She knows what you want and can speak up on your behalf w/out the distractions of being in the throws of labor or concerned as your dh will be.
    2–upon admission, ask if there is a nurse on duty that would be most agreeable to the most nature birth practices. Nurses handle things differently and you CAN ask for someone that will be more agreeable to your desires.
    This birth resulted in a 10 lb natural birth of my beautiful Boo. I wish it was at home, but it wasn’t and these couple things REALLY helped.

  4. Ellen

    I hope everything works out the way you want it to be. Either way, your little bundle of joy will be here soon. I remember reading the blog and it showing 60 days! Wow 9 days to go is going to fly!
    I hope your husband or daughter can do a quick update when the baby is born so we’ll know the gender.
    Wishing you the best of luck! 🙂

  5. Lindsey in AL

    I have seldom had a lot of morning sickness, but once the baby is born I get to throw up at every nursing for at least 48 hours. I don’t know what it is and neither does my midwife, but for the last 4 children I have had horrible sickness because of the after pains.
    I Just read your amazing birth story- what a wonderful blessing to have your little one here with you. Congratulations to you and your real-life hero and all of your beautiful family!!

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