|Only seven weeks left to go!|
|See what I mean?|
For our prenatal care, we've been seeing Dra. Laura Garcia in Puerto Vallarta, who is now famous in pregnant women boating in Mexico circles (an oddly larger group than you would imagine), but, even though we love on the Dra. Laura, we are going to have the baby at a natural birthing center in Guadalajara.
Why would we travel five hours by bus to have a baby? Well, it mainly has to do with Mexico's fifty percent c-section rate. Obviously, I would completely embrace a c-section if something went wrong. I just didn't like the idea of having a fifty percent chance of major abdominal surgery without it truly being medically necessary or of being looked at as odd because we were opting for a more natural approach. So off to Guadalajara we go.
Plenitude, the birth center, is attached to a hospital. Everyone speaks English, which means I won't have to try to communicate in abysmal Spanish during a time when that part of my brain may cease to function, and most importantly it's a super welcoming and relaxing place, according to our friends who recently had their baby girl there.
Plus, why pass up a trip to do some inland travel, especially to a place that's 10 degrees cooler than PV? We still have to do some boat stuff this month. However, by the time we head to Guadalajara, we will have a whole three weeks to relax and watch movies and eat cake, and I will get to once more trounce Vlad in a "friendly" game of dominoes while we wait for this baby to arrive. The due date, for what it's worth, is November 20th, so let the countdown begin!