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HannahD May 13th, 2009 11:34 PM

New here - first appointment today
Hi everyone.

I had my first antenatal appointment today and am buzzing so I just had to share it. My brief history is that I've been married for 4 years and last year, DH and I decided to start a family. We conceived in only 2 months but lost the baby (missed m/c) at around 10 weeks in July 08. I didn't make my first antenatal appointment - instead I had a D&C booked at the exact same time.

Finally, I got another BFP on April 5th. Then today, I made it through my first antenatal appointment. Mentally, this was my first milestone. And I'm happy to report that it went well and I feel great. The midwife said its still too early to have a listen to bub's hb, but that she was happy as long as my symptoms were still strong. DH was a little disappointed though, we never saw a hb last time so I think he was looking forward to it. But I still haven't used an u/s referral my GP gave me so I reminded him of that. Plus my symptoms have gotten stronger this week if anything, so that has to be a good sign. But the first visit is my first milestone (since I didn't get that far last time). I now have my bright orange pregnancy record to keep with me. Yay! After months of seeing women at the maternity hospital I work in walking around with them, I finally have my own! When we left the hospital DH told me to put it in my bag and I said "No, I want everyone to see I have my little orange book." lol

So, now I feel more able to talk about it and will hopefully be on here a little more. I look forward to sharing this PAL journey with you (and I thought TTCAL was bumpy...lol).

princesskate May 14th, 2009 12:48 AM

Re: New here - first appointment today
:welcome: and congrats on your pregnancy! :cheer:

Im glad to hear you had a great appointment! :clap: Im sorry you didnt get to hear the heartbeat though, are you having an ultrasound anytime soon? And I so know what you mean about the pregnancy records, I was over the moon when I got mine. It made everything seem a little more real.

I look forward to seeing you around and getting to know you. The ladies here are wonderful, I dont know what I would do without them :wub:

mollycat May 14th, 2009 01:04 AM

Re: New here - first appointment today
Hi Hannah

Just wanted to say - well done on your appointment and YAY :yellowcheer::excited: for the orange book (i want one) all i get is an A4 page with details of visit on it.

Jenn1320 May 14th, 2009 08:36 AM

Re: New here - first appointment today
Congrats!! I just went in yesterday and was able to hear the h/b on the doppler. If you can't yet get an u/s maybe you could ask for that as an alternative?

Pitridge May 14th, 2009 09:03 AM

Re: New here - first appointment today
Congrats on your pregnancy!!! Your story is similar to mine, I never made it to the first appointment, never saw a h/b. Have you scheduled another appointment to see the h/b?

katiegirl May 14th, 2009 10:21 AM

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Welcome and congratulations.
It is comforting to hit each of those important milestones.
Hopefully you will be able to see or hear the heartbeat soon.

HannahD May 14th, 2009 08:45 PM

Thanks for the welcome and congrats.

When I saw my GP at 6 weeks she gave me a referral for an u/s that I could use if I was worried about anything. But my symptoms have been strong enough to reassure me and I've had a few that I didn't have last time. I think the midwife decided against using a doppler yesterday so that I wouldn't be worried if she couldn't find a hb. I asked DH if he wants to use the referral but I think he wants to save it just in case there comes a time when we really need it. My next appointment is at 16 weeks and we'll definitely get to have a listen then, plus I have a morphology scan booked at 19 weeks.

~Debbie~ May 14th, 2009 09:18 PM

Re: New here - first appointment today
Congrats on your pregnancy!

I hope you have a healthy and easy pregnancy!

Mel1979 May 15th, 2009 11:09 PM

Re: New here - first appointment today
HI Hannah,

So glad your appointment went well - so happy for you and your DH! :yellowcheer:

Wee3monkeys May 20th, 2009 07:52 AM

Re: New here - first appointment today
Hi Hannah!

Welcome to PAL! Congrats on your pregnancy, and passing your milestone; that's fabulous!!

klt May 20th, 2009 08:08 AM

Re: New here - first appointment today
Congratulations and welcome!!! I don't blame you for proudly carrying your orange PG record around. That is awesome! I'm glad your symptoms are strong and that you're feeling better about this PG! Welcome to PAL. I look forward to getting to know you better.

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