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tomorrow is my first appointment with my RE and i am a nervous wreck! im so scared he is going to get on me about my weight and tell me he wont help us until i lose weight. I dont know why he would, like dh said, that would be like turning away money but im still paranoid. I have my son and have been pregnant 2 times since then while being over weight so i dont know if that would be a direct issue. Anyhow wish me luck, im nervous
Also can anyone tell me what to expect at the consultation?
It'll be just fine. I was nervous about the weight thing as well, but it was never an issue. I don't know about other people but my 1st appointment with an RE went something like this.
1. Show up at the office and WAIT!!!! DH & I were there for like 1.5hrs before we even saw her.
2. Met in her office and went over our medical history including TTC for 6 yrs, my 3 losses, and things we've tried.
3. She went over the tests and the procedures that she wanted to do to rule things out and look for potential causes.
4. I met with her nurse and both DH & I had blood work done, and we were given a sheet with instructions on who to call on CD1 to schedule the u/s and blood work for the investigative cycle.
5. DH was given a specimin bottle for his SA and a sheet to fill out for when he dropped it off at the lab.
All in total, once we met with the nurse and the RE were in and out in 40 minutes. My RE prefers that your DH come to the appointments because they will most likely run tests on him as well.
I wanted to wish you lots of luck. I hope your doctor can help you! Lets us know how it goes.
ETA: My experience was...I had an exam, an ultrasound, blood work done, an HSG and then started Clomid after my husband's S/A and exam came back normal!
thanks girls. I hope it goes well. I was nervous about seeing my high risk dr. after my 2nd loss and he turned out to be a total DOLL. he was like..take more folic acid and have more sex! haha He also told me to call him as soon as i get my bfp and he will monitor me with ultra sounds, that he swears that by showing the mother her baby early on it makes things less stressful. NOW i just need my RE to get me to that point and i really hope he is extra supportive.
i will et you all know how it goes! thanks again
ps you all know i will be thinking of all of you and your experiences while im there, right?
sooo it was pretty uplifting but we are at a stand still pretty much until we have some test results. I also found out that they arent positive that last loss was a blighted ovum..its possible is was an ectopic and with me having a chemical, they obviously can't tell if that would of been in the uterus or tubes.
I had a ton of bloodwork taken again..and they are retesting my protein S levels which were elevated during the miscarriage. She also took blood from dh and i for a chromosonal work up AND i got a follicle scan today!! i have 2 big ***** eggs, nice and matured on my right ovary..im going to ovulate within the next 36 hours or so probably and then i had another one on the left side. SO hopefully i get pregnant and dont need to go through any of this lol
IF af shows..i have the HSG done and a complete clomid cycle if the HSG is normal. We are also going to do IUI since my cm is so hostile on the clomid. IM SUPER excited! i really hope we get pregnant this month though..for many reasons..one being im scared of the HSG and that my tubes will be blocked or something and secondly it will save us a whole heck of alot of money right before xmas
DH's records from the urologist were there and all so he is REAL happy about not needing another s/a. I was so excited to have that follicle scan though, i was laying there wishing we were looking at a bean though Oh well..time will tell..
thank you so much for your support! Oh and i weigh more than i thought but she didnt even mention it..just the normal.." do you have endo? a thyroid problem? diabetes?"..and my normal reply is " nope im just big"
I am so glad to hear that your appointment went so well! I wish you all the luck in the world this month. Hopefully you will catch that egg in the next 36 hours and won't have to go for any more testing. Good luck!
thank you SO much ladies. your support means alot to me and it helps me get through. I kept thinking of all of you and your RE appointments while i was there..its comforting to know im not alone..although i really wish none of us were in the positions we are in Im sure it will work out for all of us though!!