my 1st appointment

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ChristaM's picture
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my 1st appointment

I had my first appointment today. This was just a visit with a nurse to gather information and get labs. They took 6 vials of blood and I almost passed out; it was awful. They had to put cold packs on me, lay me down, give me juice and they put smelling salt under my nose. I got really sick to my stomach. It was an unusual reaction for me. Now they put in my chart that I have to lay down for any future blood draws.

Because of my recent miscarriage, I have to go back on Saturday for an Hcg / progesterone blood draw. They will monitor how much it rises from today. My first appointment with the doctor is on Tuesday.

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Joined: 03/09/12
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Christa, that is a lot of blood! Sounds ridiculous for someone brand newly pregnant. Take care of yourself Smile

Joined: 07/21/07
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Yikes hope you are feeling better now. Idk why some dr's take so much blood and others not so much. My first ob with my first baby took about 6/7 vials my current ob only does 2/3

ChristaM's picture
Joined: 01/11/04
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I know what you mean -- this is the same OB I've used for all my previous pregnancies and this is the first time they took so much.

"Jenntmom2be" wrote:

Yikes hope you are feeling better now. Idk why some dr's take so much blood and others not so much. My first ob with my first baby took about 6/7 vials my current ob only does 2/3