Wednesday, July 30, 2008

First prenatal appointment!

Well, I met w/ the hospital midwife today, and it went pretty well. It cemented my feelings about a home birth, though.

I got there about 5min early for my appointment, waited 20 min for the nurse, another 15 min for the MW to see me. She didn't ask me if I had any questions, concerns, etc... Didn't go over any "rules", diet, etc... It was pretty disappointing, since I had a ton of questions about the practice, the hospital, their "rules", etc...

BUT, she did give me a quick "unofficial" ultrasound (she's not a trained technician). We saw ONE baby-blob, and she said she saw the heartbeat, but I don't think I did (maybe at one point?), and she said the baby looks to be the right size for gestation! My miscarriage chances have decreased to about 5% now that we've seen the heartbeat, which is very exciting.

So, all in all a good appointment. I go back in a little over 3 weeks for my 12 week appointment, which I imagine will be much more boring!


kati_girl July 30, 2008 at 11:57 AM  

Oh no - the 12 week will be so fun! You'll get to hear the HB on the dopler!

I'm so glad everything went well today!

BabySimo July 30, 2008 at 6:41 PM  

So sad that you had to wait so long for such a short appointment. Your midwife is at the hospital? If she doesn't start taking more time with you then you should consider switching. Every midwife has her own philosphies (or if at the hospital maybe administrative constriants) but my midwife spent 2 hours with Erick and I (she required him to be there too to see if he was ready for a homebirth) at our first appointment and from there on out each appointment was at least 1 hour. Her philo: Each appointment should be a learning experience- she taught me lessons about pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood at each appointment. You deserve the same experience! There are awesome midwives out there and I can see if my gal has any recommendations for providers close to you... Congrats again and I'm glad to hear the babe is doing well!!!!

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