16week checkup.

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Dylemma's picture
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16week checkup.

I had my first meeting with my new midwife today, well was supposed too. She was at a homebirth delivering, so her boss came. She was super nice. BP was perfect, I could not pee for anything so no urine test. Talked to her about the breathing issues I had and she called the lab for my iron results. They were 13.4 which apparently is higher than average so she has no clue why my breathing was so bad, and why it has improved so much since I upped my iron. But told me to carry on with what I was doing if I was happy with it.

She booked me in for my glucose testing, end of June. Which they have only just in the last few months started to do here in the UK. I don't see the midwife again until 28weeks crazy huh. She was about to leave and I said that the other midwife had said she would listen to the heartbeat. She said they normally don't do it until 28weeks as sometimes at 16weeks they cannot find it and don't want to worry people. But she said she would try, and as soon as she put the Doppler on me there it was. My girls were so excited to hear it, love that sound.

So all in all a good appt if uneventfull. Nothing now until my gender/anomaly scan on May 17th

jac81's picture
Joined: 11/22/10
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Yay for a great appt and so glad your girls got to hear the HB!! Hate the glucose test! The one hour one is easy, but I failed the one hour test with DS and had to do the 3 hour....that one sucks!!

kittenchan's picture
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I'm so glad you got to hear the heartbeat! Yay for a wonderful appointment Smile

blondiess4u's picture
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Sounds like a good appt! My 20 week scan is May 17th too!

Joined: 03/07/05
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Sounds great!!! I'm kinda hoping maybe I can skip the glucose test this time... I passed the one hour with all of my last pregnancies with great numbers (no where close to failing). We'll see...

wobbs's picture
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Sounds like a great appt! Glad you got to hear the heartbeat.

Dylemma's picture
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Jen I did the one hour one in the US but the one they just introduced here is the 3 hour one yuck lol When I had my last DD they didn't do it at all here, now they only do the three hour no sense whatsoever lol

K_Lo's picture
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Sounds like a great appt! Glad you got to hear your LO on the doppler.

AimeeLynne's picture
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I'm glad you got to hear the HB! I seriously can't believe people are getting the gender u/s so soon!!! Oh I can't wait!

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