Ok, so I've been trying not to stress, but it's harder than I'd like! Generally I'm a laidback person who wouldn't worry about a pregnancy (ie. about poss m/c, about baby's health, etc) but... my sis had a stillbirth at 20 wks a few years ago, found it was due to MTHFR, got myself tested and voila, I have the same mutation. So that's issue #1. Then, had an endocrine issue last year which seems to be resolved after surgery, but still worries me - #2. These things cause me to read up a lot and research (my style anyway) and maybe spend too much time on MDC forums, and therefore think about too many poss of things going wrong, seeing lots of ladies lose their babies early, etc. - #3. I'm only 5w5d so I feel like I'm so far from being out of hte danger zone!
So anyway, I have a MW appt at a BC in early April. But when I went to the gyn last summer and explained all the health issues and asked about preg, he said I'm fine, low risk, no special treatment, except he'd want to do a Beta w/a 48 hour repeat, as soon as I got the BFP to confirm viability and then an early sono for same reason. Since his office is kinda far, he gave me an undated script for the beta and a progesterone level check and told me to use it when the time came.
I debated doing it now that I got my BFP 2 weeks ago, bc I felt like it was taking advantage of him/his office to use their script to do it since I don't plan on using him for prenatal care. However, I'm stressed enough that I felt like it would help to hear some good news if it comes out ok, and if I do m/c, I'll need him to manage/observe that to make sure I'm ok during hte process, and if the BC can't resolve the ins issues, I could possibly end up with him anyway. So this am, I decide to go to the lab and get the test done, and put a date on myself. Well he hadn't put a diagnostic code, so the lab called the office and they were apparently confused since I hadn't been there on that date
but in the end gave them a code to use. I couldn't talk to the sec to explain bc the lab called on their phone, and couldn't tell the lab about the date thing for fear they'd call the script invalid.
So they drew the blood but then I had to call the office anyway to get them to fax a new script for the 48 hr repeat. Ugh. So I got the VM and explained the doc had given it to me earlier...blah blah and so they just called me back and didn't sound too ticked, I don't think.
They said they'd probably call me tomorrow with today's result and then I'll go back Friday for the repeat. Please keep your
: that all is a-okay!! And help me not to stress meanwhile!!!!
Now I just have to figure out how to stall when they undoubtedly try to schedule me for the first sono/prenatal in the very near future... or maybe I should accept the appt and get it done and then later tell them I'm switching to the MW??
What do you ladies think?
Thanks for reading!! Had to vent!!