Prenatal Checkups

Prenatal Diagnostic Testing Anxiety

Davis and Stein's picture

QUESTION

Dear Experts,
My wife and I just got our triple blood screen back and we were told the test for Downs came back positive. The doctor set up an appointment for tomorrow for an ultrasound and possible amniocentesis. My wife and I have had two, very early miscarriages (fist month or so) and are scared to have the amnio. If it is healthy or not, we will go forward.

Doctor Visits

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I found out that I was pregnant just before Halloween, and I have an Ob/Gyn but she told me to call her if I felt something was wrong. Am I supposed to go in for doctor visits on a regular basis? I haven't even seen a doctor yet. Is it ok to have a sonogram if I'm at eleven weeks?

Changing Providers at 35 Weeks

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
Hi. I am 35 weeks pregnant. Is it too late to change prenatal care providers? I go to an OB/GYN, and lately I've been feeling rushed whenever I attend my appointments. This week I feel severe pain on the left side of my pubic bone and reported to my provider that I've secreted a clear-whitish mucous about 3 days ago. I asked if I should see her and she said it is not necessary.

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