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Thoughts. Helpful suggestions. Experiences? I have some specialist appointments which are around 6 hrs away from home and will be having to stay away from home. My dd will be coming on the trip with me of course but do I need someone to help with dd? I have to get bloodwork and ultrasounds for a few days in a row. Dh will come eventually but financially he won't be taking the whole week off work.<br><br>
Are medical staff okay with this sort of thing? Should I bring dd to the appointment in a buggy so she can just stay sitting in it? She is often shy and wants to held at first in new situations. I don't think she would play across the room in this type of situation. I know no one in the city to help out but could look at someone coming to the city with me but don't know if this is even an option.<br><br>
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Definitely call ahead and find out how long the ultrasounds will take. I mean if you have no other option what can they do. I would definitely bring a stroller to ensure that she doesn't try to get into anything while you are having the procedures done. Bring lots of snacks. When all else failed, one of my friends while she was getting a pelvic exam doled out M&Ms to her 2 yo. She definitely didn't want her 2 yo to do anything while she was having that done.
 

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I would call ahead and ask.<br>
When I had my ultrasounds my 2 year old freaked out. :\ She eventually had to be taken out of the room two out of three times. She did not like my blood pressure being taken, but was okay with it. She was not around when I had blood work done (I don't know how she would have handled it)<br><br>
I hope you are able to work it out so it's best for everyone!
 

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I think you should call and ask.<br><br>
My first thought was if this was something for reproductive health - IVF or IUI and if that is the case, I would not take my child to the appointments.<br><br>
Make the call, find out. Go from there.<br><br>
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i would defiently call and ask, as i know some places simply don't allow children if there is no adult to supervise them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I am taking a stab in the dark and thinking that if your in BC and travelling 6 hours your probably going to BC Womens. I've travelled 6 hours there as well to go for U/S's at BC Womens but I was only pg with my 1st. I don't remember seeing any sort of play center or anything there which is odd. Why not post in finding your tribe and see if there's an MDC mama who could come and help you out. Bring their child/children for your child to play with while your in your tests?
 

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I would call and ask.<br><br>
I know when I had Ultrasounds with my daughter, the required my son strapped in the stroller. They were concerned about him messing with the $$$$ equipment in the room. Which I can understand.
 

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ive been doing this, my son was 23-25 months (last time a week and a half ago so far.)<br>
i just take his stroller, and he loves watching the ultrasounds, and thinks that my getting blood drawn and ivs is hilarious. just so the baby doesnt get into their stuff, if theyve got a problem, oh flippin well, imo if you dont have anything else you can do, then they need to just get over it!!<br><br>
but this coming from the girl who had her almost 2yo stay in the hospital with her as well, lol<br>
its lots easier to take him to appts than be an inpatient, believe me!<br><br>
good luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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