I saw my midwife yesterday for the first time - for this pregnancy anyway. If all goes well, this will be the third of my babies she will deliver. The appt. was fairly uneventful - she took blood to run labs for iron levels, liver function, etc.
My bp is a concern, and I guess I'm feeling a little more stressed about it now because I know that she's concerned about it. A little background: I actually had PIH/pre-eclampsia with my twins 7+ years ago. I managed to keep my bp under control with diet and supplements during my two subsequent pregnancies, but last December I was diagnosed with chronic hypertension. Not surprising, as it runs in my family, and I am no spring chicken anymore. So my GP put me on bp meds, which I've been taking since December, and it's kept my bp at a safe level. However, the meds I was taking (two different ones) were contraindicated for pregnancy, so as soon as I found out I was pregnant a few weeks ago, I asked my GP to change my Rx to one that's okay to take during pregnancy. So far, my bp seems to be okay - not great, but not in the danger zone. Anyway, my mw is concerned that my bp could start going up later in pregnancy, even with the med I'm on, making it unsafe for me to have a home birth So I'm worried about that now, too. Of course I will do whatever is best for my and the baby's wellbeing, but I really, really, with all my heart, want another home birth if at all possible. So anyway, all we can do is keep an eye on my bp and take whatever preventive measures via diet and supplements, and hope for the best.
Also, she gave my belly a feel and thinks that what I was thinking was my fundus might actually be a fibroid. It's weird, because sometimes I feel it and sometimes I don't, but while I was in her office, it was a pretty well defined mass above my pubic bone. She's not overly concerned about it, and I will be having an ultrasound in a few weeks which hopefully will give us a clearer picture of what's going on in there.