I am going in for my first midwife appointment since my miscarriage and I'd like to know what type of questions and tests to ask for.
She is a CNM that works in a hospital so she can order any tests that I want/need.
Just a bit of history, I've had 2 pregnancies, one was uneventful and complication free and ended in our son, the other ended this month at 5.5 weeks. I realize this was probably "just one of those things" and there were chromosomal problems but still...
I also know that there is (most likely) nothing she can tell us about the miscarriage. What I would like to know is what to do about future pregnancies. Should I get more advanced and even earlier prenantal care. What kind of testing should I get through the next pregnancy. I've always been hands off and pretty intervention free but after the miscarriage I'm a bit gunshy and don't want to leave anything to chance. I also don't know how I'd relax until week 14 when we hear a heartbeat (that is when we heard ds's).
Any advice on your feelings, what you've done, what you think should be done would be appriecated
I'm sure your midwife can inform of you of any tests needed but I don't think there's much different you can/need to do unless there's a history of miscarriage. After my miscarriage the dr said to wait 3 mos before TTC and then all should be well. I made sure I stayed as healthy as possible, etc. and while it took about 6 mos to conceive the pregancy was normal and I didn't get any extra tests. In fact, I turned down everything offered since I was healthy and the baby seemed healthy. A beautiful baby sister was the result! (she's now 15 mos)
Sometimes, tests are not a good thing, but that's another thread...
Sorry for your loss. Even when it is "one of those things" it doesn't make it any easier!