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October 9th, 2013, 01:46 PM
HappyBabyB's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Went well overall, babyís HR was 145 and my BP was good (I donít remember what it was). I had never met this doctor before, but my normal one is on vacation so he had to do. He did the GBS and that was a bit painful but Iím glad itís out of the way. He also checked internally and I am not dilated but I am 25% effaced. He said the baby is at station -2 and has not dropped yet, which is good to know because I havenít been sure if he did or not. He is head down woo hoo! I am hoping he stays that way. The doc measured my fundal height and said Iím measuring at 38 weeks, 2 weeks ahead, and that we will *still try* for a vaginal birth. It makes me a little nervous because I donít want to be induced or have a c-section. Letís just hope he comes naturally and isnít too big to push out

I asked about the ridiculous cholesterol number I got about a month ago and he said pregnant women should not be tested for cholesterol because pregnancy throws it off (thatís a relief), but we will check it again post partum just to be sure.

I inquired about birth control and he said it is routine for the hospital to set you up with some sort of birth control before you leave the hospital after the birth. That makes me feel much better; we donít need another baby right away.

I went and got my blood drawn for another CBC to check my iron levels, fingers crossed they have risen since I have been on iron supplements for two months now. I also had to go bug the immunizations clinic about my TDAP because they were supposed to give it to me 4 weeks ago when I asked about it. They said I already had my booster a few years ago so I didnít need it, but come to find out we DO need it during EVERY pregnancy. So I got that and now my arm hurts!

He said come back in 2 weeks for my next check up if I donít have the baby by then I canít believe thatís an option! Itís crazy how close we all are!

Sorry for the novel, but I wanted to talk about all the stuff I learned and did today!

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October 9th, 2013, 01:55 PM
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Sounds like a decent appointment!

Don't be afraid about maybe having a bigger baby. Our bodies are made to give birth to the babies we grow!

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October 9th, 2013, 02:26 PM
outtheblue's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Good appointment! I need to go google effacement and stations, haha.
x Bekah

Liam - age 3 (Nov 2013 DDC)
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October 9th, 2013, 06:05 PM
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That dr sounds a bit off!

I have never heard of a hospital setting you up with birth control, since they advise not resuming activities until your 6 wk post partum exam. T.hEN your OB should discuss it with you!

You aren't having weekly visits? I don't think I have ever heard of skipping weeks once you get to 36 weeks!
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October 9th, 2013, 07:13 PM
HappyBabyB's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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He said don't start the birth control for 2 weeks but that I'd be sent home with it

And I also thought it was odd I wasn't coming back next week :/


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October 9th, 2013, 07:51 PM
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My OB said to see him in two weeks as well that would make me 37 weeks.
Also commented if anything happens by then I know where to go.. so we are here .. I guess it can happen anytime.. I rather it be closer to my due date then in the next two weeks.. its Gods plan
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