So I had my first prenatal appointment with my midwife today and I was expecting her to write me a script for the 8week sonogram, to see the heartbeat. And she didn't. She said her practice doesn't suggest doing them. I had one with my DS before I switched over to the midwife practice.
So I was a little disappointed. I did get a script for the NT scan, but I didn't do that last time. And this time, we'll be away on vacation during that 11-12 week window. This sort of puts a crink in my plans to tell our families since I was waiting on seeing the precious heartbeat before announcing it. While I wouldn't mind telling mine (they're only 4 people), I don't want to tell my husband's family because it would be telling 25 people. I don't think I could realistically ask my MIL to keep the news from her siblings and their families. (They are very close.) And God forbid, we did tell them and I miscarried, then I would get pity looks or head tilting and constant questioning of "are you ok?" "How are you doing?" if I was to get pregnant again.
At my next appointment, I will be 12 weeks and should be able to hear the heartbeat.
Anyone else not getting that heartbeat-revealing 1st trimester sonogram?