Midwife Appointment Today

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knhoward's picture
Joined: 04/22/08
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Midwife Appointment Today

I had my 2nd appointment today with the midwife. Most of the appointment was done with a midwifery student as the midwife I was supposed to see was busy. The student was very nice and went through some things and answered some questions. Once all the basic paperwork type things were done my midwife (well actually my back up midwife) came in and they tried to find the baby's heartbeat. The student had trouble finding it and gave up, but my midwife was able to find it with quite a bit of searching. The heart rate was 168. So relieved to hear the baby's heart beating away. Also discussed with my midwife running and she gave me the go-ahead to keep doing things and told me to make sure I listen to my body if things aren't feeling good. We also discussed a vacation I have planned for March and whether it is a good idea to go. The vacation is to Hilton Head and I need to look into whether I am insured if I were to have a premature birth out of the country. Hoping the insurance we have will be adequate, because I really want to go on vacation and it's been booked for months (long before I knew I was pregnant)! Next appointment is in a month and at that point I will get my requisition for my "big" ultrasound. I'm sure the next 4 weeks will just fly by!

Edited to add a belly shot, taken last week, so I was about 11 weeks

raingirl28's picture
Joined: 09/03/07
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Sounds like an awesome appointment!

For your insurance, do you have travel insurance already for the trip? I think the rule for most travel insurance from Canadian sellers is that no coverage for the third trimester. Unless you have work or employee coverage that can be used?

TiggersMommy's picture
Joined: 02/14/10
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Squeee! Second appts already! These pregnancies are just going to fly right by.

No idea on the insurance. How premature would you be if you went into labor? Is there any reason you think you might?

knhoward's picture
Joined: 04/22/08
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I'm thinking i'd be about 34 weeks when we go (I'm due April 25th and we go mid-march) I have no reason whatsoever to think I'd go into premature labour. My other births have been at 41+3, 41+1 and 40+4 so I've never even gone before 40 weeks. My midwife just doesn't want us to lose our house if by some chance we give birth to a preemie in the US, since healthcare is so expensive there. We do have insurance through my husband's employer, and he is going to check in with them to see if we'd be covered. If we are not covered I'm hoping we can reschedule or trade our week with someone (it's a time share in Hilton Head)