So, I love the practice I'm going to, and they are all really great. I had my NT test on Tuesday, and things looked really good, other than a tiny tear in the placenta. It looks like it's healing, and I haven't had any bleeding for over a month.
On Wednesday, I had my 12 week appointment, and the midwife couldn't find that baby's heartbeat on the doppler. About 5 minutes in, I told her where I've been finding it and she scanned there quickly, said she thought that was too high and started trying down by the hair line. After about 8 minutes, she said congrats, you've earned yourself another ultrasound. She wanted me to schedule it for the same day, which I didn't.
I can see why they suggest an ultrasound if they don't pick up heart tone by 12 weeks, though. It does make sense to verify that everything is ok.
I'm questioning whether I need it at all. I'm all for u/s, and I like seeing the baby, but since I've already had three (due to bleeding), do I really need to go again? FWIW, I was able to find baby's hb right away when I got home, reading 154.
I'm actually a little bruised from the NT exam, and I'd like to leave the baby alone a bit I think.
Ali, mama to my amazing Arabella 1/14/06Newly married to Patrick Expecting someone new in April!