Wednesday, November 10, 2010

First OB appointment went well!

Our meeting with the OB/GYN's office went really well. Everyone is extremely nice and friendly, they have 5 Doctors and 3 Midwives. For your first visit they have you meet with a Midwife and then you can decide if you want to stay seeing the Midwifes or see the Doctors, that way they know what days to schedule your appointments on. The Captain and I both really liked the Midwife we saw and decided to continue to see the Midwives. During labor if your Doctor is on-call then they come when they are needed and to deliver the baby. During labor if your Midwife is on-call then they come right away and stay until after the delivery, this option makes us feel more comfortable. They gave us a whole bunch of information to look over including natural birth methods and class schedules. The hospital does offer the 12 week Bradley Method class that we will take IF it doesn't conflict with the restaurant schedule. 

I asked her if we would be able to hear the babies heartbeat today and she said that 9 weeks is really early and if she can feel my uterus during the exam then she will try. No go! My uterus is tilted back so we wouldn't have been able to hear anything. Oh well, we have already heard it once and seen it twice so I know it's there. It still would have been nice to hear it this week too. I go back December 2nd for our Nuchal translucency screening test. 

The NT test uses ultrasound to measure the clear (translucent) space in the tissue at the back of your developing baby's neck. Babies with abnormalities tend to accumulate more fluid at the back of their neck during the first trimester, causing this clear space to be larger than average.

 All in all it was a very good but long appointment and we feel very confident in continuing on with them. So we have wait another 3 weeks before we get to see the peanut again. I hope time flies by.

4 lovely notes from friends:

Sarah November 10, 2010 at 6:25 PM  

So glad you had a great appointment. Finding the right doc is KEY to a great pregnancy. We took Bradley and enjoyed it, but if you end up going just try to take some things they say with a grain of salt. We had some traumatic things happen during my labor and because of some of the things we learned in Bradley, it made me freak out about certain things like an internal fetal monitor. No, we did not want that at all, but it was necessary. Anyway, good luck and have a great day!

Katherine & Jesus November 12, 2010 at 2:11 PM  

So good to hear this! Keep on trucking!

Danielle November 13, 2010 at 10:19 PM  

Sounds like a really great doctor's office - it's so neat they offer midwives AND MDs. I've never seen that before. Keep on keeping on and tell that little bun not to move from his/her proverbial oven.

Life in the UK November 15, 2010 at 5:22 PM  

yeah!! So glad to here it went well!!

I need to find a obgyn when I move back to the States asap. I have my 10 week appointment tomorrow.
I have yet to hear the heartbeat and not sure they do that at my clinic but seeing it is always a comfort to us. Any new photos of the baby!!?

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