wazzum - also sending you vibes!
AFM - I got my BFP last week and we are hoping to stay pregnant all the way until my may due date.
A question for everyone - ok, so I had my first midwife appointment today - it was just a get to know you sort of meeting and she ordered some hcg and progesterone bloodwork. Overall, it was nice and I liked her - but there were a couple moments where I had a moment of hesitation. Ok, ok, ok, so I know that I know more than I'd ever hoped to know about TTC and pregnancy - I've been actively TTC for two years and done a lot of research during that time; I'm also a trained doula and regularly attend prenatal and breastfeeding classes etc. Still, I try not to be the over-achiever know-it-all patient that is constantly interjecting with "well, actually..."
So anyway - at today's appointment I mentioned that I had a late ovulation and she asked how I knew and I mentioned temperatures, cm, and OPKs. She had never heard of opks, and not just the term "opk" - like once I explained that you pee on it to measure your LH she was still like, "wow!".
That didn't bother me too much since midwives aren't usually part of the TTC process - they come along after we're knocked up. But then we were talking due date and she referenced her little ob wheel and gave me a date - and I said, well, since I ovulated late it would be a couple days later. She kind of looked at me blankly and I tried to explain that usually they base it on LMP since most women don't know when they ovulate and that is under the assumption that she ovulated on cd14. She was like, "ok, ok, then let's go with your date." It wasn't the hugest deal, and I'm really glad that she was so open to my knowledge - but it gave me a moment's pause. Would this be a red flag for you? A deal breaker? Like I said, overall, I liked her and the facility - and she's only one of 5 midwives working there.