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First OB Appointment

Jul 05, 2010 - 8 comments

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.  

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by Melissa_71, Jul 05, 2010
glad the obg app went well...too bad u couldnt have the u/s... i guess i'm not getting one tomoro either...i was so looking forward to it. i stopped taking the baby aspirin awhile ago...the only thing im taking r the pregvits.
that's a relief ur obg said there's no concerns...enjoy that good news! (but i know u really want to do the testing and i dont blame u)
take care,


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by piggy2, Jul 05, 2010
That is gooood news!

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by seattleview, Jul 05, 2010
Glad things went well and that you got to hear the heartbeat again. I can hardly wait for my next appointment (July 26th) when I get to hear the heartbeat again. I'm really nervous again right now, though, because I started spotting today (brown). I know it's supposedly normal, but it has me totally freaked out. I'm not even going to tell my husband unless it gets worse because I need one of us to assume things are going perfectly.

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by Mybabypooh, Jul 06, 2010
Very good news! I know how happy you were when you heard your baby's heartbeat!!!

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by GiGiGiGi, Jul 06, 2010
I guess the appointment went as well as could be expected.  I had read online reviews of my OB just raving about him.  I thought he was pleasant enough, but we didnt really "click".  LOL - I wanted to really like my OB since i will be seeing a lot of him over the next while.  Plus he wasnt overly concerned with anything, just wanting to wait and see with everything.  I dont like that approach!  I want him to DO SOMETHING!  LOL!

But hearing the baby's heartbeat was definitely the highlight of the visit.  

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by kris71, Jul 06, 2010
most ob appts go exactly how yours did. With my son, I had only 3 u/s. One at 6 weeks, one at 20 weeks and one at 36 weeks. that's it. I did get the doppler at every appt tho. otherwise, they just ask how you're feeling, measure your stomach etc and you'll get blood tests occasionally to test for diabetes etc. Anyway - glad things went well and you're doing good!!!

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by rdh1981, Jul 07, 2010
Yay for the heartbeat! That is the best sound ever!!!! Your appt sounded pretty normal to me too! I go to a High Risk OB and my appts are pretty much what you summed up! Although my OB has a ultrasound machine in his office I still only got the routine ones (but I always tried to get extras)!!! When you get to the every week appts those go by so fast, I always felt like I spent more time in the waiting room! Ha!

Try to take it easy and enjoy this little baby!!!!  

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by Little2Feet, Jul 09, 2010
Hi  there gigi  where  bout  in canada  are you at ?  im in  Bc  maple ridge.  

did your  OB y gn  say  that to you??  if it was a  regular  doc  i can understand a but an OB??  my  family  doc  acts like an ob  and we were like  woahed by that.
I notice you  taken  asprin ,  i started to take  that  too  but then stopped when i was pregnant  cause i felt my system wasnt strong enough.  lost  baby  unfortunatly    but  if you seen me postings  youl see that  i look at it as a full positive  after a 3 year  delay  of nto being able to conceive at all,  then 2 in 1 mth  holy  cow  hay lol  so i started ovulating yesterday and we banked it last night,  so now im  wondering if i should  continue  with the asprin.  im getting mixed messages  with the asprin thing. ive gotten the look from  family  doc   and asked  whyyyyyy  i was taken asprin  i go  to prevent  m/c   for us ladies over 40  etc  he titlts  head  and goes ok  so hes monitoring  me on that  now.  

but  ob  should have  told you alot  more then  then  perhaps was it your first  visit to him?

oh yes  ive mentioned to that i am getting  acu  as well  is that what helped you into getting pregnant  as in the aid of helping it? did they  get you to take  herbal  whatever  stuff?  cause  again  i had booked  mine  then we  fell pregnant  so i had to cancel  it  but now  im back to normal body wise  im gonna  rebook it.  

have a  great hot  day 40 degrees  this way all week

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