Thanks for letting me whine.
So yeah, I guess I qualify for not having my official first appt yet... and still haven't decided when it will be.
I know what you mean about stressing over the symptoms. I'm only five weeks so there's not much going on at all. I only had a little bit of nausea with dd, so who knows what will happen this time. I have had a little bit of crampyness but that's about it.
I did take another test four days after I took the first and it was still postive. Dh said it looked darker to him so at least that is giving me some comfort.
I will probably try to get an appt around 12 weeks so we can hear the hearbeat on the doppler. I'm not a huge fan of doppler, we choose to use it very quickly and quit using it when the fetoscope works. I have someone close to me that didn't find out they had a non-viable pregnancy until rather late because they chose to wait for the fetoscope. For me, it will help me relax if we get to hear the heartbeat even just for a few seconds. I could see waiting longer than 12 weeks if you aren't using doppler.
mama to a sweet girl , & 4 silly boys
The truth is, we are all smart ladies. We know there are risks. It does us no good to worry over them. God-willing, you'll have 8 more months to worry over the babe inside you, so the best thing to do is work through the fear and find out what it takes for you to relax. For me, reading birth stories of births that have gone right (within my definition, you need to know what your definition is) takes all the edge off. And, I have to learn to stay away from mainstream sites that talk as much about risks as they do positive outcomes. I need happy thoughts right now and then I feel *worlds* better.
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Originally Posted by brookehanna
I finally see the midwife a week from tomorrow. I'm growing so impatient. I woke up this morning all emotional and worried. Am I having enough symptoms? Am I nauseous? Do my boobs hurt? Is my belly growing? Ugh. I'm even tempted to get another pregnancy test...how dumb is that. I just want some reassurance that everything is ok. I've been working really hard on positive affirmations and telling myself that I have a strong, healthy baby. I just can't wait to see the midwife and maybe hear a heartbeat.
I haven't made my appt yet, I will probably do that next week. I'm nervous too, until I hear a heartbeat I'm convinced for some reason that this is not real and all a dream.
I trust my body to perfectly grow this baby.
mama to a sweet girl , & 4 silly boys
I meet my midwife OCt. 1st
that feels so far away
I jsut want to hear the heartbeat hhahaha
2 kids. 1 more on the way. Cloth diapers, home birth, and boojuu is how I roll.
For bush patients who have to fly in, make hotel reservations, etc, they consolidate stuff. I'm getting my "birth education" meeting (basically the lady who walks you through the process) and my first appointment all in one morning. I'm booked there from 8:30 to 10:45, at least
And I'm doing a couple of consults with other midwives at Dh's request. He is on a non-hospital birth campaign. I personally feel rather indifferent.
Did I mention I love my midwife? Love.
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Announcing the arrival of Clara in August 2013!
I'm going in for an ultrasound next Wed so I can (hopefully) see a heartbeat. I'll be 6.5 weeks. After my miscarriage I'm really freaking out. I'm having bad cramps right now and its really worrying me. I dont know what I'll do if we dont see a heartbeat! If we have to wait a few days and try again thats really going to drive me nuts. I have my midwife appointment on the 20th of Sept. I already technically had one because I went in because I was having a lot of weird pregnancy symptoms but - tests. So she confirmed my pregnancy. Oh well, I guess all I can do now is wait!
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I have actually been surprised at how many people have already had appts, ultrasounds, etc. I have always thought that first trimester appts. were pretty pointless unless you are having trouble, a history of risk, etc.
But I do agree, sometimes it's hard to wait. I'm looking forward to our appt!
DH would definitely like the 12-week ultrasound. I'd just as soon not; there's nothing unusual going on, and I'm 100% certain on dates, but it's his baby too, and I'm not anti-ultrasound, so I imagine we'll do it. Though it may not be at exactly 12 weeks, depending on when I finally go in for an appointment.