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Hoping to get some advice here. I'm 12 weeks pregnant. We will be moving cross-country, and I won't be in our new home until I'm 25 weeks along (July 19th). I'm hoping to have a home birth there. DD was born in the hospital with a midwife.

 

I had two prenatal appointments, one at 4 weeks and one at 8 weeks. Wasn't very impressed with the midwife there, and made an appointment with a different group (was supposed to be tomorrow). The office I went to is one that you can sign up for the state Medicaid for pregnant women program at, but they completely fouled up my paperwork, which I found out yesterday. I can try to apply again, but am feeling really stressed out with all of it. I would basically only be here for two appointments, since I leave this area July 7.

 

So my question is, what am I missing if I don't go to those appointments? I don't want to have my ultrasound until I'm in the new city, as DP is moving a month and a half before me. Are there things they need to check for before then? I don't have any medical issues. Was on zoloft, but weaned off of it early on. I had 'pre-term labor' with DD (braxton hicks contractions close together, but never dilated at all) starting abt 2 months before my due date, and very mild preeclampsia around 35 weeks.

 

Thoughts?

Thanks!

 

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The best benefit for you will to have a record of some type of early prenatal care for when you arrive in your new home.  There is not anything very specific that would be done between 12-25wks other than a possible Ultrasound at 20wks, which you are choosing to wait for...no problem.  Usually early care consists of lab work in the first Trimester, which would be beneficial for you to have done now at 12 weeks for your caregiver in your new home to use as a baseline to compare Third Trimester labs to.   

 

Tia Rich LDM, CPM

Oregon Midwife

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