Dr's appt today

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Dr's appt today

It was.... sort of eventful. Started off normally. Pee in the cup, weight check and BP check and then since this was my first pre-natal appt. with her (we just switched GP's at the end of June) she asked me some questions and then she asked when my last pap was. I told her March 2010 and she said she would need to do one. I told her my last GP always did them every 2 yrs which is why she hadn't done one, but she said that she prefers to do them at the start of pregnancy to make sure that everything is O.K. Before doing the pap, she took out her doppler and tried for a few minutes but couldn't locate the heartbeat. She said she would try again after the exam. She did the exam and tried again, and still nothing. She said to try not to worry as this has happened before, but she wants me to go in for an U/S as soon as possible to make sure that everything is O.K. She said her office would call me as soon as they have an appt. available.

I was trying not to worry too much because I had found the heartbeat with my doppler at home just a couple of days ago, but it was still nervewracking since I am 16 weeks along and she should have been able to find it. As soon as we got home, I made dinner for the boys and as soon as they were settled down eating, I ran up and got my doppler and I found the baby's heartbeat within a minute. I wonder why she couldn't find it on hers ? Maybe my doppler is more sensitive than hers or maybe it's because I had a full bladder. I had to pee so bad while she was doing the exam. Maybe the full bladder made it harder to find ? I wonder if I should call tomorrow to let her know that I found it, and to ask them to book the U/S for around 20 weeks instead so they can check that baby is developing normally. I asked her if they would be able to check everything like they would at the big U/S if I went in this early, and she said that she didn't know. She said usually they prefer to wait until 18-20 weeks when the baby is bigger. I would rather just go once than have to go twice in the span of a couple of weeks.

Either way, it was a very interesting appt. but thankfully with a good ending. I'm so thankful I have my own doppler. I would have been a nervous wreck otherwise.

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Wow, scary! I'm so glad you had a Doppler at home for reassurance!! Not sure I would have left if I didn't. That or I would have demanded an us in office.

But so glad everything worked out.

As for the us, since it's mainly an anomaly us it's vest to wait 18-20 weeks so all measurements are where they need to be. I mean, yes we want gender but they are concerned with brain, heart, bones, spine, fluid and cervix...you know, the important stuff. Wink

Good luck!!

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"turtnjay" wrote:

Wow, scary! I'm so glad you had a Doppler at home for reassurance!! Not sure I would have left if I didn't. That or I would have demanded an us in office.

In Canada our Dr's don't have U/S machines in their office. We get them done at either a hospital or an U/S clinic. If I didn't have my doppler, I would have headed for the ER right away to make sure everything was O.K.

"turtnjay" wrote:

As for the us, since it's mainly an anomaly us it's vest to wait 18-20 weeks so all measurements are where they need to be. I mean, yes we want gender but they are concerned with brain, heart, bones, spine, fluid and cervix...you know, the important stuff. Wink

I'm going to call tomorrow morning and ask them to only make me an appt. for the big U/S in a few weeks. I don't see the need in going in ASAP now that I know baby is fine. I'd rather just wait and go in once. We won't be finding out the gender anyway, so no need to hurry. Wink

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You're a patient woman! But I agree, I think you're good! Wink

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I would have been worried but not at the same time. Today my ob had a hard time finding it too, he has to press hard into my belly to move the baby around.

I'm glad you have a Doppler at home for reassurance.

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You should be a doctor! Haha, very neat ending to the appointment Smile

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Scary! Glad you had your own Doppler!!

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Nathalie I don't know how you kept it together until after dinner :bigarmhug: I am so glad that everything is ok with your little snowflake! If you only want to go in for the 1 ultrasound, I would call the dr. and let her know you found the heartbeat.

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"merickson" wrote:

You should be a doctor! Haha, very neat ending to the appointment Smile

It would be a cool job, but I don't have the stomach for it. Wink When my first was born he had to spend some time in the NICU and I remember sitting there watching the nurses and thinking about how cool it would be to be an L&D nurse. Then I started thinking about how they have to deal with sick babies and how sometimes babies die and I realized that I wouldn't be able to handle a job like that.

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Nathalie I don't know how you kept it together until after dinner :bigarmhug: I am so glad that everything is ok with your little snowflake! If you only want to go in for the 1 ultrasound, I would call the dr. and let her know you found the heartbeat.

Thanks Angela. I guess I just kicked in to Mommy mode. The appt. took a lot longer than we expected and it was late and they were hungry. Thankfully I had some leftover spaghetti so I just warmed that up so it didn't take very long.

I called this morning and advised the receptionist that I was able to find the h/b both last night and this morning, so I didn't need the emergency U/S. She said they would cancel the order for it and just book me an appt. in 4 weeks for the big U/S. Wow, I can't believe it's almost big U/S time. The first trimester seemed to drag by so slowly, but now here I am 4 weeks away from the the halfway mark. :eek:

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"Chloe&Matt" wrote:

I called this morning and advised the receptionist that I was able to find the h/b both last night and this morning, so I didn't need the emergency U/S. She said they would cancel the order for it and just book me an appt. in 4 weeks for the big U/S. Wow, I can't believe it's almost big U/S time. The first trimester seemed to drag by so slowly, but now here I am 4 weeks away from the the halfway mark. :eek:

Me too and it still feels like its dragging to me. Isn't that nuts? Almost half way and I can't even see a light at the end of the tunnel.

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Good ending to a scary bump in the road Smile

I am w/ the ladies that had the dragging 1st trimester, but now it's flying by. I feel the same.
I cannot believe I am already moving through week 16!!

Soon here in the US it will be Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving & then BOOM, Christmas & delivery time!! WOW, kind of scary. =/

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Glad you were able to find LO's hb on your own! That would have been scary