Jul 05, 2010
Well my first OB appointment was kindof a letdown. Not quite sure what i was expecting, though. The Dr was nice enough - went through our family histories, and my personal medical history.
Got to hear the baby's heartbeat on the doppler - so that was cool. He
The Dr said that in his opinion there is no need for me to have any genetic or special testing other than the 16 week bloodwork. i explained that we were concerned, and that we would really like the NT scan. He said that's fine we can have it if we like.
As far as the cramping and spotting goes - he said that there is nothing that can be done to stop a M/C if it's gonna happen. He said that it is quite normal, no need for huge alarm and that we just have to wait and see. He said that i can go ahead and exercise even if the cramps come. That whatever is going to happen will happen regardless of what i do.
I asked about when i should stop taking the baby aspirin. He said i could continue it for another month until i am out of miscarriage danger... or i can stop it now if i like. He said that REs are really big into getting their patients to take it but there is some emerging evidence that it causes the intestines to grow outside the baby's body. That was lovely to hear.
My next OB appt is on August 10th, and I believe that i will have had a fetal assessment US and a NT scan between now and then. The Dr does not do any ultrasounds himself - which is too bad - I like seeing the sprout.
I didnt reall get any answers, but it was definitely nice to hear the Dr say that he didnt think that we have anything to worry about. It was also nice to hear that little heartbeat one more time.