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post #141 of 685
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Splath- How wonderful!

post #142 of 685

splath - what a cute little blob!!! 

post #143 of 685
I had my first appointment today. Everything looks great! Baby was measuring 7w6d (I'm 7w3d) heart rate was 169. And he gave me a prescription for Zofran. Yay!

post #144 of 685

Went for a midwife consult this morning, we liked them and we're set up to have the first real appointment on Feb 11th (at 10 weeks).

post #145 of 685
Looking good, splath and Mamamash!
I've got another u/s this wednesday. Hoping to see a good heart beat and the SCH resolving itself.
post #146 of 685
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Originally Posted by chispita View Post

Went for a midwife consult this morning, we liked them and we're set up to have the first real appointment on Feb 11th (at 10 weeks).

 

Went for my first midwife consultation this morning too!  I also really liked them (they do home births and water births).  I'll have my first real appointment on Feb 21st, when I'll be 12 weeks.  She said you can first hear the heartbeat between 10-12 weeks (unless it's on an ultrasound).  

 

I'm kind of thinking I should do it earlier, like at 10 weeks?  I'm just worried I won't be able to hear the heartbeat yet.  

post #147 of 685
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Originally Posted by KaliHekate View Post

 

I'm kind of thinking I should do it earlier, like at 10 weeks?  I'm just worried I won't be able to hear the heartbeat yet.  

 

First pregnancy, I was in for bleeding at 10 weeks, no heartbeat. Three days later, they picked it up. It might have been just a bit too early the first time. Had first appt with doppler at 11 weeks with our second and heard it.

post #148 of 685
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Originally Posted by KaliHekate View Post

 

I'm kind of thinking I should do it earlier, like at 10 weeks?  I'm just worried I won't be able to hear the heartbeat yet.  

Depends - will you be doing any prenatal testing? In particular the nuchal scan? Because that seems to be the only time sensitive thing right now, since it has to be done between 11 and 13 weeks.

 

I still need to discuss what testing we'll be doing with my husband, but I think we'll take this, and if it comes back positive then do whatever the name of the new test that looks for fetal chromosomes in the mother's blood (which apparently is really expensive by itself, but if we're getting it because the nuchal scan comes back positive then insurance should cover it).

post #149 of 685

They're doing mine at 12 weeks so they can check for Down's Syndrome and other things.
 

post #150 of 685

I had another ultrasound today. Everyone's measuring great & we saw two tiny heartbeats. The photos are pretty bad, though, so I'll spare you.

post #151 of 685
My OB called Friday and started me on oral progesterone (200mg x 1 daily) because my level was 7. Monday I went to my primary care doc for my gallbladder, and she recently became NaPro Technology certified, and was really not ok with the regimen of progesterone my OB had me on, and that he didn't even give me an EDD. When I told her my feeling after the last appt and that I was switching to either BC or the OB who does waterbirths at hospital, she said she wanted to change my progesterone regimen, and she did bloodwork and she ordered an ultrasound and said she'd manage me until I see new OB, and throughout for meds if I do BC-because her office is moving into the building with the BC. How freaking cool is that?!?!

Anyway, u/s showed I was as early as I had thought and old OB was stupid for not listening to me. 6 weeks exactly yesterday. We saw the heartbeat!!

My progesterone came back at 11 today, so she has me on progesterone injections and increased my oral progesterone to twice daily. I feel like I have PMS on steroids, but she says she did it too and I should adjust soon.

I'm waiting to hear back from the BC to do a tour and meet the midwives, but I have an appt with the new OB feb. 8.
post #152 of 685

That sounds great! A birth centre would be amazing.
 

post #153 of 685
It sounds awesome in the US. u get such good care from so early, I just got the crappy local hospital to look forward too lol
post #154 of 685

Where do you live, Serena?
 

post #155 of 685
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Originally Posted by serena76 View Post

It sounds awesome in the US. u get such good care from so early, I just got the crappy local hospital to look forward too lol

This has actually been quite excessive from what I had my 4 other pregnancies. Only by accident, did I have an appointment so early. I am thankful a potentially serious situation was caught, but I'd much rather have the carefree early pregnancy where I wasn't so worried about labs and monitoring.
post #156 of 685
I live in the UK 😃
post #157 of 685

Cool, it's nice to see someone else from the UK on here redface.gif
 

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post #159 of 685
I got my blood results back from my doctor today. My progesterone is low 😕 it's at 13, and they want it at least 15. Starting prometrium today. I can't help but be worried. I'm quite attached to the little skittle after seeing him/her Monday.
post #160 of 685

I hope it stays put Mamamash!
 

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