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October 7th, 2013, 08:00 PM
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Had my perinatalogist appt. today. The doctor and nurse were very nice (very animated also). Spent at least an hour in the office reviewing my history and asking/answering questions. Good news is my blood pressure was in the normal range (it's often a little high), but bad news my blood sugars were elevated (they've been in the normal range for a long time, but no surprise there as I figured I might have GD again). So I need to get one of those things to test myself daily for the next 2 weeks until I see him again.
No u/s today or doppler But he did tell me I might have an u/s each month starting next month to see how the baby is developing.
At this point we're not sure how often we'll be seeing him, or if he just want me to go back to the other ob/gyn office. But I go back with him in 2 weeks and then to see the other ob/gyn 2 weeks after that.
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October 8th, 2013, 05:45 AM
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Sounds like a good appointment. Glad your blood pressure is good. Sorry about the blood sugars being elevated. Are they planning on testing you early for GD?
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October 8th, 2013, 07:12 AM
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Right now he just wants me to keep track for the next 2 weeks and then he'll decide if he wants to order the 1 hour test. Which even he said was likely I'd fail since my numbers were high from my AC1 test and also the fact that I've had GD before. So I imagine I'll have the test before to long and have to go to the classes again.
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October 8th, 2013, 07:50 AM
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Well that stinks! I hope your blood sugars are in normal ranges over the next 2 weeks. I know that must be kind of stressful although you already have experience with GD in the past, but it's still no fun having to poke your fingers It will be fun getting lots of ultrasounds in the near future. Those are one of my favorite parts of doctor appointments.
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October 8th, 2013, 07:57 AM
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Hmm that must be annoying to have to deal with the GD again. Glad to hear your BP was ok though! Hope you get to see/hear your bean next time!
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October 8th, 2013, 08:04 AM
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Glad you had an overall good appt, but why didn't they do a 12 week NT scan? Just curious. Or did they already?
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October 8th, 2013, 01:31 PM
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Because it's not as accurate (is what the genetic counselor told us) as the CVS test. So we opted for the CVS test (which they use u/s to guide them also).
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October 8th, 2013, 01:51 PM
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Really? Is that to avoid the cost? We did it, to see the nuchel (sp?) fold and the nasal bone (I"m sure it's no where near as accurate as a real test - after all they're just looking at a picture) and I opted for the genetic blood testing, which is 98% accurate as opposed to 99% with the CVS. My genetic counselor said in 5 years, amnios and cvs testing won't be done anymore because the blood work has become so advanced and they are improving it every day.

8 years ago when we were expecting our son, they didn't even have the genetic testing they have today. Imagine what they'll have in 5 years!
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October 8th, 2013, 04:13 PM
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I'm not sure the cost difference. Just with the NT scan we were told if it came back looking like something could be wrong (not always accurate though) that they'd then recommend the amnio (because I might be to far along at that point for the CVS), so we decided to just get the cvs because it's supposed to be 100% (though for legal reasons they have to say 99%).
My last pregnancy was 10 years ago! So things have changed a lot, lots of new testing (some I don't even still know about). I bet in 5 years, your right, things will be so advanced it will be amazing.
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October 8th, 2013, 05:51 PM
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Glad it was a good appointment overall. Sorry about having to deal with GD.
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October 9th, 2013, 08:19 AM
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Yay for a mostly great appt. I hope the next 2 weeks fly by for you and you get that u/s at that appt! And that your sugars have leveled off!
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October 9th, 2013, 08:58 AM
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Started testing my blood this morning. Fasting was high, but after bfast was good.
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