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Not overly eventful. Got my paperwork for blood testing, talked to him about floor varnish and hydronephrosis.. lol
I was relieved to know that we'll be doing an ultrasound on my kidneys earlier on this time around, so we can catch any potential hydronephrosis and treat it early.
And, I mentioned our office is putting new hardwood floor around, and he said I need to be away from the fumes for at least 48 hours after it is done...but if I still cannot tolerate it, he will write me a note to keep me out of office longer.
Then my doctor drops this bomb on me: "We have a nice, new ultrasound machine in our office now, so at your next appointment (8 weeks), we'll be able to take a look at baby!"
In this province, GP's (or even OB's!) having an ultrasound in office isn't overly common, and having an ultrasound early on is super uncommon for non-medical reasons!
I'm not a huge fan of early u/s's, but I am SO tempted to see baby at my next appointment! I never thought that would be a possibility!
Sounds good! I am happy he will be keeping an eye on your kidney's too. Exciting that you will be getting a peek at baby!
Where in Canada do you live? I live in Upstate NY, close to Canada!
I'm in the Atlantic Provinces
Originally Posted by FlyingFlower
Sounds like a good appointment and so cool you'll get an ultrasound next time. What happened with your kidneys before?
At 22 weeks, I ended up in the ER in pretty bad pain. After some tests, I found out that my uterus was blocking the flow of my ureter coming from my right kidney. It was so bad that my kidney couldn't drain (which could cause damage). I needed a few surgeries throughout my pregnancy to put in and replace a stent in my ureter.
I guess all pregnant women do have some degree of hydronephrosis during pregnancy, but it's typically harmless and un-noticed, but mine was quite severe.
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