I had my first appointment today. It went VERY well. I have issues with ob's. My first birth was traumatic and I have a lot of regrets so I hate doctors. I'll have to have another c-section... my 4th. I resent that. I digress.
I met with a certified nurse midwife today. It was a great appointment. We are on the same page on everything. And I learned small things that really help me. Like I can have all of my blood work and even the glucose test right in the office. No more driving to the hospital getting lost and freaking out the way I tend to do when driving to an unfamiliar place.
I told her we are vegan and she didn't flinch. She just wanted assurance that I take a B12 and get lots of leafy greens. She even recommended that I NOT take the yucky syrup crud for the glucose stuff since people who don't eat processed sugar do NOT respond well to it. Instead I'll be given two juice boxes. I can deal with that. The bloodwork, my diet, and the glucose test were my major sources of anxiety. She relieved them all.
I have been spotting very faint brown very irregularly. Just enough to make me nuts. She was really reassuring that it's nothing to worry about and we scheduled an ultrasound for Wednesday.
So... I walked away feeling like a million pounds was lifted. Still want to the see that bean on the screen just for the last might of feeling great about things.
Only hitch is she's only in the office closest to me on the days I have no childcare. Go figure! I'll figure it out though!
How are your first appointments going?