First appointment

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First appointment

So I posted a couple weeks ago that I was meeting a midwife finally, but we decided not to go with her. She doesn't have certification, so it would be entirely out of pocket with no possible insurance billing.

I found one about 25 minutes away that I can bill insurance for, and we like her. We met her about a week ago, and had an official appointment today.

She did a history, measured my tummy, (35.5cm) the whole vitals stuff, and took a few vials of blood (which is pretty much the only pre-natal testing I'm okay with, lol)

It was a good appointment, lasted about an hour and 15 minutes. Next week she's doing a home visit here. Smile

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I also went and picked up my birth kit today! It's pretty much the only "emergency" item that NEEDS to be here for the birth, so if baby came tomorrow, I'd be prepared with material items, but not necessarily mentally. Wink

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Glad everything went well and you got your birth kit!

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Glad everything went well!!!

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Yahoo I bet you feel relieved to have a "plan" starting. Smile

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Sounds like a good appointment! Does 35ish weeks match up with what you were figuring?

Glad you found someone you like!

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"indianajones" wrote:

Sounds like a good appointment! Does 35ish weeks match up with what you were figuring?

Glad you found someone you like!

Pretty close. I think she's estimating about 2 days differently than I am... we're basing it off being 3 months post-partum, a missed period, and about 8 negative pregnancy tests. I measure 35.5cm so that is pretty close on to 35 weeks.

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Glad you had a good appt.!!!

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She called me today after doing bloodwork on me yesterday that I am RIDICULOUSLY anemic ..... my labwork came back with a big ol red flag for my iron.

Other than that, a couple things were a little whacky but nothing concerning except for the iron.

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Wow. I hope you are able to EASILY fix your iron issues. Hello spinach salads for lunch, eh? :goodluck:

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Sounds like you are getting everything ready!!!