Tuesday, April 6, 2010

First OB Appointment

This morning was my first OB appointment.  At 8w2d it isn't that special or dramatic of an appointment.  Mostly, it involves a pelvic exam, a repeat of my pap smear, a bacteria screening, weight and blood pressure check.  And of course discussing of concerns.

First was weight.  I'm up 6 pounds which is shocking considering how sick I have been lol.  Next was blood pressure, I was too busy talking with the nurse (she was impressed with my ability to match my make-up to my tan lol) to see what it was, but it was good, so that's great.  Next was the pelvic exam, which was fairly uneventful.  My uterus is already measuring 9-10 weeks pregnant and he thinks I will be showing in the next few weeks.  We followed that up with the pap and the bacteria screening, all basic stuff.

After that, we went over discussing concerns.  Without even asking, I was offered the option of having a VBAC, which is GREAT news and has me very excited.  I hated having a cesarean and the thought of not repeating that experience is just awesome.  We discussed the nausea.  Since I'm already at 8 weeks and the meds really just take the edge off, we decided to just wait it out.  It should pass in the next few weeks and if we can go through the first trimester drug free, that's great.  Next came asking about when we start seeing the MFM (Maternal Fetal Medicine, High Risk doctors) team.  He said he would meet with them this afternoon to decide what the plan of action was.

I got a phone call about an hour ago with the details from that meeting.  While at first we were thinking we wouldn't be seeing them, they believe that we should.  For starters they want me to go back my doctor on Thursday for another cervical screening.  They are looking for something very particular (unfortunately I didn't write down what it was and my attempts to Dr. Google it have been unsuccessful) to see if perhaps that has caused our previous pregnancy problems.

They are also going to do a first trimester screening, which includes blood work, an u/s to check the nuchual folds of the baby (this is typically done to rule out downs syndrome and similar birth defects) as well as get a starting point for measuring amniotic fluid levels and cervix length.  We should be downtown to do this in about 3 weeks.

So, that's where we are at :)  So far, so good.

1 comment:

AKD said...

What a great, great appointment!! I'm so glad that you had such a good one!