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February 25th, 2013, 02:15 PM
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So, this morning I had my first actual appointment at the OB clinic. When they said it'll take an hour and a half, they weren't kidding!! It was a little bit annoying though, because they made me re-fill out a form for the government with the nurse there - even though I had filled it out EONS ago with my GP Grrr. At least I got to skip a good half of the form (family history.. I know nothing of it.. LOL).

Then, I found out that a bunch of bloodwork that should have been repeated around week 26 wasn't.. though they said most GPs don't know what to request for pregnancy (then why do you allow GPs to keep a patient until 30 weeks?).

It wasn't all bad though.

I got the numbers for my glucose test... they want anything between 5.5 and 7.7 .. I was 6.4, so right on average.

My blood pressure was through the roof at the beginning of the appointment, but was lowest it's EVER been by the end (including pre-pregnancy...but it's in the "good range").

Because I'm heavier, I apparently automatically get sent for another ultrasound at 32 weeks just to check on the size of the baby - even though I'm measuring right bang on, etc etc.

OH, and they changed my due date... to May 8th - which is what it should have been to begin with because of the temperature charting I was doing.. and my dating ultrasound matched that.. but my GP still wanted to go off of the LMP..so yay for having the right due date now!!! Just took me to 30 weeks to get it..of course, that means i'm not 30 weeks anymore..hahahah!!!

So, all in all, I just have to get some bloodwork done and another ultrasound...yay
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February 25th, 2013, 02:46 PM
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That's crazy GP keeps you to 30 weeks. I mean I understand not transferring to OB until after the first trimester just in case, but that just seems way to late to me. Anyway I'm glad it went relatively well and yay for an extra ultrasound. I love any chance to see baby.
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February 25th, 2013, 05:26 PM
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Sounds like it went well! I'm surprised they changed your due date this late in the game...usually the earliest dating ultrasound is the most accurate. What prompted them to change it on the first place? Also, what blood work did they not do at 26 weeks?

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February 25th, 2013, 05:32 PM
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Sounds like it went well! I'm surprised they changed your due date this late in the game...usually the earliest dating ultrasound is the most accurate. What prompted them to change it on the first place? Also, what blood work did they not do at 26 weeks?
Her GP was basing it solely off her last period. Due dates are all inaccurate to some degree anyway (unless you're being induced or having a c-section ), considering giving birth anywhere from 38 to 42 weeks is considered normal.
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February 26th, 2013, 07:18 AM
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I was surprised it was changed as well - but it's more accurate this way .. it was a clomid pregnancy and I was temp charting and this matches my O date perfectly.. But most Dr's don't put any stock in temperature charting so I had no reason to contest the due date - the ultrasound was right bang on though (they based it off my NT ultrasound at 12 weeks). And the only reason she bothered changing it was in case I go over and we need to talk induction.

The bloodwork that apparently should have been redone was the CBC, iron levels, TSH, and to confirm blood type. Nothing big

As to seeing my GP until 30 weeks, we have the choice here whether to go to the OB right away, or to wait and get late referral which is 30 weeks, or get shared care referral which is 36 weeks. *shrug*

I love my GP and have always had good care with her, so I didn't see a reason to go earlier since I wasn't considered high risk. (Plus, at my OB clinic, you're not assigned any particular OB..you see a different one each visit, and when you deliver, it's whomever is on shift at the hospital that day.. so it really doesn't make much difference).
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