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post #101 of 340

Thanks for all the support, ladies :)

 

GL tomorrow, Jilly!

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Awesome! Congratulations! 

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I didn't realize how jacked up I was until the CNM found the baby's heartbeat and I started crying!!  So, everything's fine, thank God.  What a night, though.  Being in limbo was not fun at all.  She offered an ultrasound, but I was satisfied with the HB, so now I just go for my every 4 weeks appts.  PHEW!!!

 

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I didn't realize how jacked up I was until the CNM found the baby's heartbeat and I started crying!!  So, everything's fine, thank God.  What a night, though.  Being in limbo was not fun at all.  She offered an ultrasound, but I was satisfied with the HB, so now I just go for my every 4 weeks appts.  PHEW!!!

 

 

Yell, I wouldn't change my due date based on that u/s.  Dating becomes less and less accurate with each week that passes.  Your baby might be the size of the average 13w2d fetus, but that doesn't mean he'll be ready developmentally to be born early, kwim?  All changing your EDD will do is open the door to pressure to induce that much earlier.  JMO :)

 

 



Woo hoo!

 

Bree

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hooray copper!  What a relief!

 

my first m/w appt is tomorrow.



Good luck tomorrow!

 

Bree

post #105 of 340
Had my nt scan today. Was nervous that things wouldn't be as they should as I didn't take progesterone this time after taking it during my last two pregnancies and I was second guessing my decision. But the little one looked great. Hb of 166 and actually my due date is changed from 8/13 to 8/1 ! Which I guess is exciting but I'm still trying to wrap my brain around it- I took pregnancy tests (dollar store) on 11/29, 11/30 and 12/1 that were all negative after ten minutes, not even the hint of a line, but four hours later had "turned" positive. I didn't get my first true positive test until 12/3 I think. I'm glad to skip ahead 12 days, but still confused about the dates.

The little bean was sleepy and the tech had a hard time getting the right measurements, but ultimately woke up a bit and were able to get everything we needed. With my last pregnancy, the tech told us at the nt scan it was very likely we were having a boy ( and he was a boy!) I didn't even ask this time because I thought I was 10.5 weeks and it was way too early, but being 12 w at one point the tech said "he won't cooperate". We're really hoping for a girl, but am thinking the tech would've been speaking in gender neutral terms if she couldn't tell. II guess even if she said it's a boy we'd still not put much stock in it until the 20 week u/s.

The only reason I had the nt test is so I could get a peek at the little one before 20 weeks.

Big relief until the next appt in February.
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Wow! That'd be crazy if they really figured the sex out so early. I'm sure it's possible it's just never crossed my mind. I'm sure the tech was just talking though when he/she said "he won't cooperate." That happened to one of my friends, she thought the tech gave it away saying he but turns out it was a girl. I wonder if they just do that because you'd think they'd at least ask you if you wanted to know??? At any rate, congratulations on a successful scan and a semi wiggly baby. 

 

My appt is tomorrow when I'll have a follow up scan and it'll technically be my first prenatal appt. Exciting!

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pjs-
 


I just had an US the other day and we asked the tech if she could tell if it's a boy or a girl yet and she said no and not to be alarmed if she refers to it as a he.  She said she tends to do that with all of the babies.  So maybe it's something a lot of people do??

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Had my nt scan today. Was nervous that things wouldn't be as they should as I didn't take progesterone this time after taking it during my last two pregnancies and I was second guessing my decision. But the little one looked great. Hb of 166 and actually my due date is changed from 8/13 to 8/1 ! Which I guess is exciting but I'm still trying to wrap my brain around it- I took pregnancy tests (dollar store) on 11/29, 11/30 and 12/1 that were all negative after ten minutes, not even the hint of a line, but four hours later had "turned" positive. I didn't get my first true positive test until 12/3 I think. I'm glad to skip ahead 12 days, but still confused about the dates.

The little bean was sleepy and the tech had a hard time getting the right measurements, but ultimately woke up a bit and were able to get everything we needed. With my last pregnancy, the tech told us at the nt scan it was very likely we were having a boy ( and he was a boy!) I didn't even ask this time because I thought I was 10.5 weeks and it was way too early, but being 12 w at one point the tech said "he won't cooperate". We're really hoping for a girl, but am thinking the tech would've been speaking in gender neutral terms if she couldn't tell. II guess even if she said it's a boy we'd still not put much stock in it until the 20 week u/s.

The only reason I had the nt test is so I could get a peek at the little one before 20 weeks.

Big relief until the next appt in February.
post #108 of 340
I hope so! Don't get me wrong, I'd love another little boy and really just want a healthy baby. But, I'd love my dd to have a sister ( actually all of us want her to have a sister- my sons and husband included).
post #109 of 340

Here in Canada, the techs aren't allowed to tell you much of anything. I believe they are forbidden to discuss gender at all (at least here in Ontario).

 

Due to my previous loss, and due to some bleeding and cramping I was having early on, I've had 2 ultrasounds so far. One at 6 weeks, and one at 8 weeks. I was mentally prepared in both cases to hear the usual "your doctor will contact you with the results" which is usually bad news, but in each case I was delighted when at the end of the exam, the tech turned the screen towards me and showed me my baby complete with heartbeat!!

 

My next ultrasound will be part of my IPS (Integrated Prenatal Screening) which includes the NT scan and bloodwork. and is scheduled for January 31st. I can't wait! The screening part only mildly interests me, but an opportunity to get another look at the baby is always welcome. I'm a pretty paranoid type and always assume the worst. Assuming everything is ok at that exam, we are going to slowly start telling family, starting with DD.luxlove.gif

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I had my appointment with the backup OB today to discuss getting my NT scan.  Well, I met with the CNM rather than the OB and she was really nice.  It was mostly a Q&A appt, vitals, etc, but then at the end I asked if it was too early to hear the HB with the doppler.  She said, "Nope!  That was my next question!"

I got to hear the hearbeat!!  At only 10w2d!!  Omg what a beautiful sound!  Strong, 160 bpm!  happytears.gifjoy.gif

 

I'm still on cloud nine!

 

I got this packet and apparently I have to do my own finger prick for this NT scan.  Ouchies!  And then I book the u/s part in the next week or two.  Hoping all the results come back normal with low risk!  (and I finally get a peek at this bebe!)

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I had my appointment with the backup OB today to discuss getting my NT scan.  Well, I met with the CNM rather than the OB and she was really nice.  It was mostly a Q&A appt, vitals, etc, but then at the end I asked if it was too early to hear the HB with the doppler.  She said, "Nope!  That was my next question!"

I got to hear the hearbeat!!  At only 10w2d!!  Omg what a beautiful sound!  Strong, 160 bpm!  happytears.gifjoy.gif

 

I'm still on cloud nine!

 

I got this packet and apparently I have to do my own finger prick for this NT scan.  Ouchies!  And then I book the u/s part in the next week or two.  Hoping all the results come back normal with low risk!  (and I finally get a peek at this bebe!)


Awesome! My baby's hr was 170 today but we never picked it up on doppler though I didn't think he tried very hard...lol. Good luck pricking your finger, ouch! 

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Tomorrow I go in for my first appointment. I'm not sure what it will be... probably just paperwork and maybe blood work. I'm hoping to get out of the pap since I just had one last May. I HOPE they will do an u/s, but I doubt it. I want to see if there are twins in there or not!

post #113 of 340

Well, some weird news today came in the mail. After my OB dr told me I would be fine in this pregnancy and wouldn't need to do Lovonox injections like last time...I received a letter out of the blue being referred to a blood disorder specialist on the 31st. I'm still confused as to why he suddenly sprung this on without telling me first but I guess he's doing it to protect me and my baby. So we shall see. Anxiously waiting.

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Hi ladies. I haven't been participating in this thread since I haven't had any appointments yet, but today I have my first one. In 45 minutes. I am soooooo nervous. Institutional environments make me nervous and so does the lady that I will have to see (there are not many prenatal care options here, long story). DH is coming with me but I am still incredibly anxious. Can't wait for it to be over. Sort of hoping they will have a doppler so we can try to hear the heartbeat but they are so ultrasound-dependent here that I don't even know if they use dopplers anymore, and I'm not getting an ultrasound until later (though they are probably going to try to push one on me earlier and I am going to have to refuse - another thing to be nervous about!). Ack! faint.gif

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Hi ladies. I haven't been participating in this thread since I haven't had any appointments yet, but today I have my first one. In 45 minutes. I am soooooo nervous. Institutional environments make me nervous and so does the lady that I will have to see (there are not many prenatal care options here, long story). DH is coming with me but I am still incredibly anxious. Can't wait for it to be over. Sort of hoping they will have a doppler so we can try to hear the heartbeat but they are so ultrasound-dependent here that I don't even know if they use dopplers anymore, and I'm not getting an ultrasound until later (though they are probably going to try to push one on me earlier and I am going to have to refuse - another thing to be nervous about!). Ack! faint.gif

 

I just recently read an article by a doctor in Australia that the Doppler u/s is actually even worse than the normal u/s as it is a higher frequency. I didn't have u/s with DS but my hbmw did use the Doppler every visit from 12wks to get the heart rate. This time I'm with an OB and now I'm thinking I don't want either and just the fetoscope after 20wks.

 

Here's the article

http://www.sarahbuckley.com/ultrasound-scans-cause-for-concern/


 

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LynAnn, I have actually read something like that before (maybe the same article) but for me it is not so much about the safety as my feeling like it is less invasive to me overall. I feel very reclusive about this pregnancy and the idea of someone *looking* inside of me more than the one time I am going to authorize just sort of squicks me out shrug.gif Doppler also takes much less time than an ultrasound so there is less exposure altogether. Which is not to say that you should just get it! I think it's a perfectly reasonable choice to just wait for the fetascope. I personally just really wanted to have some sort of "proof" other than the pg tests that I am actually pregnant with a live baby and this was my compromise between refusing an ultrasound and waiting until I could feel movement.

 

And they did have a doppler, and I did get to hear a heartbeat of 162, which was pretty amazing. Just to know that there is actually something alive and growing in there! And the appointment overall went quite well and I didn't have to fight about anything and I am very relieved. And now there's not another one until March with the 20 week ultrasound which I opted for. Hooray! Thanks for letting me vent smile.gif

post #117 of 340

I had my appointment yesterday afternoon.  They did another ultrasound to check on my cyst and it's gotten smaller!  Yay!  The tech also took some great pictures of the baby.  She got a really good profile of the whole body and a good face picture.  She also got a picture of one of his/her hands and all 5 fingers!  It's pretty amazing that the baby is still so tiny but is fully formed already.  That will be the last time I get one until 20 weeks. 

 

They also went over my bloodwork with me and everything was fine, except my vitamin D level.  It was REALLY low!  Which is surprising because I've been taking supplements.  It's so low that they want me to take 6000 IU's a day for the next 6 weeks!  Then it should be at a good level.  I guess it's good they checked it early.  The baby is probably fine, but I'm sure my body has been suffering!  Anyway, that's all!

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LynAnn, I have actually read something like that before (maybe the same article) but for me it is not so much about the safety as my feeling like it is less invasive to me overall. I feel very reclusive about this pregnancy and the idea of someone *looking* inside of me more than the one time I am going to authorize just sort of squicks me out shrug.gif Doppler also takes much less time than an ultrasound so there is less exposure altogether. Which is not to say that you should just get it! I think it's a perfectly reasonable choice to just wait for the fetascope. I personally just really wanted to have some sort of "proof" other than the pg tests that I am actually pregnant with a live baby and this was my compromise between refusing an ultrasound and waiting until I could feel movement.

 

And they did have a doppler, and I did get to hear a heartbeat of 162, which was pretty amazing. Just to know that there is actually something alive and growing in there! And the appointment overall went quite well and I didn't have to fight about anything and I am very relieved. And now there's not another one until March with the 20 week ultrasound which I opted for. Hooray! Thanks for letting me vent smile.gif


Glad you had a good appointment and didn't have to fight on anything.

 

I understand the feeling about not wanting anything invasive. The only u/s I've had in the past was during a missed/incomplete m/c so I couldn't compare length of exposure. I was just really surprised that the Doppler can be the same way, but like you (and after the m/c) I was glad to hear a heartbeat without anyone having to see inside me. I'm not sure how flexible the OB will be as I've never used one before. Last time I had an incredible mw, but she doesn't do VBACs (I live in a VERY VBAC unfriendly area) and is currently taking a break after having a baby 6 wks after DS was born.

 

I only included the article in case you were interested, and so you wouldn't feel bad if you couldn't get just the Doppler.

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So my appointment didn't happen today! I realized when I got to the gate to post that I didn't have my wallet. I went home, looked for it, then realized that I must have left it at Wal-mart since that was the last place I went last night. I went there, and thank God it was there! They had it locked in their office. Then I had to take the kids to the daycare which takes forever to do. Then I was too late, and they had to reschedule. The next appointment isn't until February 22nd too! :( I will be 13.5 weeks by then!

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I only included the article in case you were interested, and so you wouldn't feel bad if you couldn't get just the Doppler.



Thanks smile.gif I've actually only had an u/s for miscarriage too but even that took longer than the doppler did so I just assumed it would be even longer with an actual baby to see. I'm sorry your area is so VBAC unfriendly... I hope you get yours without any problems and your OB is nice and flexible!

 

Angie, I'm sorry you have to wait! That is so frustrating.

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