I am not sure, because we haven't decided on a provider, but I am hoping to be seen before 15 weeks.
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I'll see my midwife early this time at 6 weeks *next wednesday!* which is just for fun really and to get a file going so that I can go at 7 weeks and see the heartbeat. I've never been a fan of early scans for no reason, and usually don't see her til 10 weeks at least. But we lost our last one at 14 weeks a few years ago and I'm just needing to see that heart. <3
I'm going next week at 6+w. They set up two appointments, this one is just to chat and fill out paperwork and the next will include labwork and physical exam. I tend to wait until late in the 1st trimester to even think of an appointment and then everyone has to scramble to get me in for an NT scan.
katroshka, I wish I could do Medicaid! Unfortunately our combined income for two is over $40k, which cuts us out of the program. We do have about 3K saved for birth/maternity costs, but it's also our emergency fund so I'm hoping we can get by as cheaply as possible.
My friend is a certified Midwife and I think I'm going to be able to barter with her for the first six months of care (she needs a website and a new logo, and I do design). So I'll (hopefully) only have to pay out of pocket for labs and U/S. I need to call around and find out about self-pay U/S costs. I'd really like to do one at 6ish weeks just so I can relax a bit, then another at 13 and possibly a gender one at 20? Three seems like a lot, but I really want the initial reassurance, and then another before we "go public"...and I'd like to know the gender.
Finally just decided on what care provider I wanted (going with a practice that has CNM's and then ob/gyn's supervising, hopefully I'll never have to meet them! :)) So I have my first appt May 8th, I will be about 6.5 weeks. On the phone they said they'd "confirm" the pregnancy, not sure by what means, though!
Finally just decided on what care provider I wanted (going with a practice that has CNM's and then ob/gyn's supervising, hopefully I'll never have to meet them! ) So I have my first appt May 8th, I will be about 6.5 weeks. On the phone they said they'd "confirm" the pregnancy, not sure by what means, though!
I asked what would happen at my first appointment, too, and they used that phrase with me as well ("confirm" the pregnancy). They didn't mention an ultrasound so I can only imagine that it means they'll test my urine again, so they'll know I'm pregnant based on "their" tests, lol. My appt isn't until 5/16, though, so I am interested to hear what the phrase ends up meaning for you.
I would like to go in later if at all possible. I think last pregnancy my first appt was at 12 weeks. Though if I decide to have that prenatal blood testing, etc. maybe I'll go in a couple weeks before that. I'd like as few prenatal visits as possible LOL. Maybe it's that 'been there, done that' sort of feeling.... ;)
So excited! I talked with my friend last night and we are going to barter. So my first six months of care will be covered! I still need to find a HB midwife in the UK (we are moving overseas in September) and have no idea where to start with that, but at least I'm set for now.
My first appointment will be next week (at 6 weeks), then a quick follow-up at 9 weeks to hopefully hear the heartbeat!
ME TOO! I've noticed with each pregnancy I am less and less interested in prenatal visits. I was delighted when the MW I was interviewing yesterday said that she would just play visits by ear and we could spread them out to every 6 weeks if I was more comfortable! Hallelujah!
(Also since I had VERY uneventful pregnancies it seems even more ridiculous)!
The midwife I'm interviewing on Fri will come to my home. I know that I hated dragging my eldest to prenatal appointments when I was pregnant with my second, but maybe I won't mind as much if my midwife comes to me most of the time. Besides, I could definitely use some motivation cleaning...night weaning my toddler and pregnancy has left me wiped and slacking on the housework.
I am probably the weird one here. This is my third pregnancy in 3 years and am feeling like I really don't want to be poked and prodded and examined. I don't have any plans to go in until the third tri unless something feels off or I have any concerns. I have been studying and looking into doing my own prenatals and have bought a digital wrist BP cuff and UTI test strips etc. for testing at home. I am thinking I will start going in around 28 weeks for some monitoring since I had a stillborn at 38 weeks with my first. But even all the monitoring in the world wouldn't have prevented her from being stillborn. I have been feeling very zen about this third pregnancy, Like what ever will be will be!
I have a final u/s with my RE next Monday, then my OB intake appointment May 9, when I'll be about 9 weeks. I didn't get my regular doctor, but I would have had to wait until I was 11 weeks to see her, so this will be a good way to see if I like another doctor in the practice.
I've heard some really mixed reviews about the midwife group I was considering, and since they only deliver at the hospital--the one I'd pick, and at which my current doc delivers, I figured I'd just stay with them for now.