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post #41 of 51
Thank you SweetHuck!! smile.gif it always makes me feel better when there are well wishes around me!
post #42 of 51
I had my first appointment and it was great! We didn't get to hear the heartbeat. My MW wasn't too confident that we would find it, so I said it was okay that we didn't try. We booked my ultrasound for 19-20 weeks. Can't wait for that! Now just have to wait til my next appointment in December!
post #43 of 51

I had my first appointment on election day, pretty uneventful orientation & blood draw. I didn't actually get to see the midwives as one has moved out so they're a bit short handed on that side but I did get a goody bag. Does anyone else get sticker shock at the check out or was I the only one? My insurance has thrown me for a loop & I'm afraid I'll have to cancel future appointments unless we get medicaid as well & we don't want to have to do that if we can avoid it.

post #44 of 51
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Originally Posted by Voondrop View Post

I had my first appointment on election day, pretty uneventful orientation & blood draw. I didn't actually get to see the midwives as one has moved out so they're a bit short handed on that side but I did get a goody bag. Does anyone else get sticker shock at the check out or was I the only one? My insurance has thrown me for a loop & I'm afraid I'll have to cancel future appointments unless we get medicaid as well & we don't want to have to do that if we can avoid it.

 

I will say if you can't get medicaid, that there's really no reason to go to a ton of prenatals. I had an unassisted pregnancy with my second and I liked that better than my first with all the regular appointments. With my third I did go in at 24 weeks for a couple months and then stopped going because of an issue with one of the hospital midwives and decided to just finish out with another unassisted pregnancy. My best friend spaced out her prenatal appointments because she had to drive an hour and a half to get there - closest hospital that delivers babies in her area. Everything went just fine for her. If money is an issue. Space out the appointments. You can buy some urine strips for checking things like protein and stuff. I think different midwife supply sites online and maybe even amazon has some testing strips. That way you can monitor if anything is up yourself. You can also either buy a blood pressure cuff or go to a pharmacy with a free blood pressure checker. There's not much more too it really. You can also look online for how to check your fundal height when you are further along if you so desire.

post #45 of 51

My first appointment was yesterday! We were so excited and a bit nervous, but it was pretty uneventful. Had blood drawn, did a lot of paperwork, etc. Didn't hear the heartbeat, but it's still so early--- we should really not have been surprised. It was recommended I have a sonogram to better determine/confirm our dates.  Next appointment in 4 weeks!

 

I do have a question-- I'm sore today! Could it be from when she palpated my uterus!? I can't think of anything else that would cause me to be sore like this.

post #46 of 51

We had our first appointment yesterday, too!  It was 8 weeks 2 days.  I filled out paperwork.  They drew 7 vials of blood.    No PAP as that had been done earlier in the year but they did do one swab to look for some kind of culture - I don't remember what she said.  Lastly, they did a sonogram so we saw the kidney bean and its super fluttery fast heartbeat.  Whew!
 

SweetHuck, I am sore today but I think its from the blood draw and then all the time spent raking the leaves afterward!

post #47 of 51

We had our first prenatal appointment with the RE last Friday (this is an IVF baby) at 7w1d and saw a strong little heartbeat.  I called my regular ob/gyn to make an appointment and they are insisting I come in this week.  Is that strange?  I was just seen last week, I can't imagine what they feel they need to do right now.  The nurse is insisting that my dr wants to see me immediately (because this is an IVF baby and because I've had a couple of miscarriages) but says they won't probably do an ultrasound since I just had one.  I found that pretty odd.

post #48 of 51
DaisyMae08:

Maybe they just want to make sure that your progesterone levels are good?

post #49 of 51

Finally had my first appointment today and I'm really bummed because we couldn't hear the heartbeat. There is sone confusion about my dates and I could be anywhere between 9 and 12 weeks. So at first she checked my fundus and said that it seemed high enough to be 12 weeks, but when she tried with the doppler we got nothing. :( So of course now I'm worried. She said she would try to schedule an U/S ASAP, but since Thanksgiving is next week we might have to wait til the week after, but we'll be out of town until the 28th. It seems like such a long time to wait!

post #50 of 51

Technically I had my second appointment today, but it was much more eventful than the first.  My first was 2 weeks ago and it was just an orientation and urinalysis.  We tried to hear the heartbeat with no success.  I was 9 weeks+3days then.

Today I had blood tests, a pap, and did hear the heartbeat (at 11w+3d.)  I'm sure he only scheduled this appt so close to the first because he couldn't hear the first time.  Now I go back in a month.

It's always nice to hear the heartbeat.

post #51 of 51

I had my first appointment a week ago. Usually paperwork, urine sample, blood samples.   I am at a new practice and hopefully trying for a vba2c. The midwife was nice and supportive. She couldn't hear the heartbeat so did a quick u/s. That little baby was doing somersaults. I got a picture and my kids love it. My son imitates how the baby was laying when the picture was taken.  She then was telling me how I should get some vaccines and other testing ( I am 38). I was a little shocked. I told her we don't vaccinate and I have no desire to see if my baby is normal.

 

I had to have an appt with a  specialist ob  so I can be cleared for the vbac.   I have a 40% chance. I need to only gain 10-15 lbs this time. I am already starting out overweight.  

Cant wait for the next ultrasound at 18 weeks. 

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