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Let's talk appointments!!

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1st one with midwife on Thursday!!!  Yay!!!  Can't wait to hear the heartbeat!!!heartbeat.gif

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Should that read "thread"? :-)

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lol.gif  That's funny.  I didn't even notice that.

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OMG!!!!!  My Medicaid card came today and I got to keep my appt. with my back-up OB!!!  Yay!!!!  I'm so happy!!!!  I get to hear its heartbeat tomorrow at my 10:30 appt!!!!!!  Think good thoughts tomorrow mamas!!!

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aww, that's great news :)

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Great appointment!!!! He did a dating u/s without the doppler since he said that emits more than the u/s itself and he'd just get quick measurements. Glad I did, baby is 12 weeks 3 days not 11weeks 4 days like I thought. Yay!!! And we saw its little heart beating away. And there is only one in there. joy.gif
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Aw..good appointment! Glad you got to see the heartbeat!  joy.gif  Were you charting when you conceived?  I push for them to pay attention to when I KNOW I o'd versus what they try to make me go with.  redface.gif  But, I have unmistakable o pains that are worse than AF, so there's no foolin' me!  LOL 

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Aw..good appointment! Glad you got to see the heartbeat!  joy.gif  Were you charting when you conceived?  I push for them to pay attention to when I KNOW I o'd versus what they try to make me go with.  redface.gif


Yeah, that's the thing.  I did chart, but it show's I o'd late and even FF thought I had o'd sooner than that and it changed its mind.  So, I'm not sure.

 

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Well, I can't remember if it was research I read, or what...but for some reason I'm thinking that dating u/s aren't as accurate once you're past 7-8 weeks.  It seems that once all the limbs have developed and reached their placement and all that's left is for the baby to continue growing and getting larger, that dating can be more tricky...because all babies and people grow at different rates, etc.  headscratch.gif  But prior to 7-8 weeks, the shape of the baby is how they can tell the dating.

 

Honestly, the ONLY reason it would even matter with moving your date ahead would be if you are likely to go past due.  Otherwise, if your care provider isn't going to be pushy about induction at 42 weeks, or 41 or 40, or whatever...then it doesn't really matter anyway.  thumb.gif  But, I prefer having a later date just in case, and also because it's SO HARD going past due than it is to go earlier than expected.  redface.gif

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Sigh. 

 

I just had my first appointment with a new midwife in their group practice yesterday.  According to my LMC I would be 12 weeks yesterday.  She tried to find the heartbeat with the doppler and couldn't find it!  I was kind of freaking out so she asked if I wanted her to bring out the portable ultrasound to look for it.  Um, yes.  SO, she is looking, and looking, not saying anything, then she says 'well, that's odd, what is that?'.  'Hum, it could be a fibroid, although I don't diagnose them so I'm not sure.'  I just wanted to see my baby's heartbeat and know it is okay.  So when I saw a tiny movement I said 'oh, is that the heart beating!?'  She confirmed it was and I could breath again...I am freaking out that her not being able to get the heartbeat with the doppler is a bad sigh or implies something about the health of the baby.  I'm also now freaking out about a possible fibroid!  I didn't even know what that was and now (after googling it, of course) I'm so scared.  She did a pelvic exam and said I might be further along than I thought so we set up an appointment for a dating ultrasound next Monday, and I'll find out about the possible fibroid then.  Ugh.  I was so excited about the first appointment and to make sure everything was okay and now I'm just full of worries.                     

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Good luck with your next appointment! I see the inside of uterus's all the time at work (I work in the OR) and LOTS of moms have totally healthy babies with fibroids. That's such a touchy subject as so many women have different experiences. Some women have pain and heavy bleeding, others don't even know they have them until someone is in the abdomen looking for something else. I'm no expert but I wouldn't jump the gun that its is a fibroid until someone with more expertise can determine so. Maybe it was a loop of bowel in the way? And if it is one? It doesn't mean anything is wrong with baby, you don't have anything malignant in there. Fibroids are benign growths. Health care providers throw around terms that are everyday to them without thinking it can scare the shit out of a lay person. Let us know how your appointment goes and what they say! ♥

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NWnewmom - My sister also had fibroids during her pregnancy, and went on to have a healthy baby boy, carried full-term.  I hope all goes well for you!

 

My next appointment in March 11 - I'll be 11w3d and hope to hear a heartbeat that day!  It still doesn't "feel real" to me that I'm really pregnant, but I think hearing a heartbeat will make it real.  This next week and a half is going to go by soooo slow. 

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Good luck with your next appointment! I see the inside of uterus's all the time at work (I work in the OR) and LOTS of moms have totally healthy babies with fibroids. That's such a touchy subject as so many women have different experiences. Some women have pain and heavy bleeding, others don't even know they have them until someone is in the abdomen looking for something else. I'm no expert but I wouldn't jump the gun that its is a fibroid until someone with more expertise can determine so. Maybe it was a loop of bowel in the way? And if it is one? It doesn't mean anything is wrong with baby, you don't have anything malignant in there. Fibroids are benign growths. Health care providers throw around terms that are everyday to them without thinking it can scare the shit out of a lay person. Let us know how your appointment goes and what they say! ♥


Thank you so much for this!!  Exactly what I needed to hear right now.  I'll let you know what they say at the ultrasound.

 

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Had my 12 week appointment at 12 weeks 4 days yesterday. Went in and after not hearing the heartbeat at 9 weeks, I did get to hear it at this appointment. It was strong and steady. Other than dealing with acid reflux for which my midwife prescribed Prilosec OTC twice a day, I haven't had any problems. I am so happy the morning sickness is gone and I'm starting to really look pregnant not fat.thumb.gif My next appointment will be on the 31st at 16 weeks and at that time we'll schedule the u/s. I'm really weary of them and ended up canceling the early u/s, but I'm okay with just one during the pregnancy and having it at a time when it counts and we'll be able to figure out if we are having a boy or a girl! duck.gif

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time4latte - CONGRATS on hearing the heartbeat!  Glad all is going well for you.  :)

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OH MAN! My appointment got mixed up! I had it in my calendar as next Thursday and they had today down! I could have heard the heartbeat. Booh....now it's on this coming Tuesday. Oh well, something to look forward to. :-)

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I had my first midwife appt. this am.  I love.gif her.  She is wonderful and very understanding with my diabetes.  My dh loved her as well.  We got to hear the heartbeat and the little guy was kicking around while she was listening.  So cool.  I couldn't feel any movement, but you could hear it swim up to the doppler.  My next appt. is also on the 31st at 16 weeks.  I also made an appt. for 18 weeks for my back-up OB for an u/s.  We need to make sure baby isn't growing too fast.  That really is the only concern with my diabetes, but since I have it under control, it shouldn't be a problem.  thumb.gif

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I had my first midwife appt. this am.  I love.gif her.  She is wonderful and very understanding with my diabetes.  My dh loved her as well.  We got to hear the heartbeat and the little guy was kicking around while she was listening.  So cool.  I couldn't feel any movement, but you could hear it swim up to the doppler.  My next appt. is also on the 31st at 16 weeks.  I also made an appt. for 18 weeks for my back-up OB for an u/s.  We need to make sure baby isn't growing too fast.  That really is the only concern with my diabetes, but since I have it under control, it shouldn't be a problem.  thumb.gif


Awesome! So you say, "guy"... ;-)

 

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Yay Cathy!  So glad the appointment went well.  It's so neat that you could hear the little one "swimming."  Can't wait to hear mine next week! 

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