Thursday, August 18, 2011

Living in Toronto Before Baby is Born

I had a call from one of my doctors yesterday to talk to me about my "labour and delivery plan".  As you probably know I had already said I do not want a planned c-section, due to a few different reasons.  The doctors are even more paranoid than I am about my not delivering in Toronto.  I had been planning on going down a few days before my due date as a just in case.  My four primary doctors (obstetrician, internist, adult metabolic geneticist and pediatric metabolic geneticist) between three different hospitals (Mount Sinai, Toronto General, and Toronto Sick Kids) have come up with a plan that they wanted to know if I would agree to.

Since it is imperative that I deliver in Toronto for the sake of the baby and getting the baby the medical assistance required immediately after birth, (an extra couple hours DOES make a big difference medically in this case), they want to absolutely ensure that I deliver in Toronto.  They would like me to be within the GTA starting at week 37 (3 weeks before due date).  Starting at week 38, they want me in the downtown core close fairly close to the hospital.  I don't need to be in the hospital or on bedrest, so they are looking at finding funding for me to stay at a hotel in the area during that time.  I will have to meet with social work to find out more about funding.

So...I need to think of who I know that I can stay with for week 37 in the GTA!  I will also need to put together a collection of books/movies for the time in Toronto.  I like Toronto, but the thought of being there by myself without anything specific to do for potentially a few weeks is a little overwhelming!  If I get a room with two beds at least maybe I can have friends come visit for a night.  My husband and daughter could come on weekends too.

If you have any suggestions of how I should fill my time, let me know!  Just don't say shopping...I don't want to be spending a lot of money!

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