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November 13th, 2009, 08:52 AM
Cheryl~ birth truster
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: south eastern Mass
when did you go for your first appointment? I'm 4 weeks now. I remember with my daughter I started at an OB office and they suggested waiting until 10 weeks, but I had some minor issues that got me in earlier. I remember being really bummed about having to wait long, first time mom, didn't know much about pregnancy and birth, etc.
I mentioned in another thread that my midwife sort of left it up to me when to come in for the first time. Everyone in my DDC is getting ultrasounds and obsessing about hormone levels. I am having m/s (all day) so I certainly am feeling symptoms. I'm not spending time worrying about miscarriage at all, I don't see the point- yes of course I worry- but it's in the back of my mind, not the front. You can't do anything but drive yourself crazy and get all stressed out that way.
I am really all for minimal management at this stage and in general, but of course part of me wonders if I'm "missing something" ya know?
I think I had 4 ultrasounds with my daughter, perhaps only 3. I had low levels early on so we did an early u/s to make sure everything was ok. My GP had drawn some blood for my thryoid levels. That was just unneeded stress, everything was fine. We did the 12 week, then the 20 week. That was my last u/s. I do know that babies don't like ultrasounds so I think it's best to avoid too many. I would never want to do the 3D extra one or anything like that.
How many u/s did you get with your homebirth midwife?
I'm thinking maybe we will go in in 2 weeks. I would be 6 weeks then. We haven't met her in person yet, so I guess it would be a good idea.
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