doctor isn't going to do an U/S :-(

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Registered: 07-02-2007
doctor isn't going to do an U/S :-(
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Tue, 07-24-2007 - 7:58pm

I have my first doctor appt. tomorrow so I called my doctor's office to ask a few questions and found out that they will NOT be doing an ultrasound or anything?!?

I was told they would "just be confirming the pregnancy, taking my history and going over pre-natals" ...... WTF?!? I'm 7 1/2 weeks along! I had three positive HPTs before I even missed my period (and in 29 years I've NEVER missed a period before!) -- so the thought of the dr. "confirming the pregnancy" at this point is comical to me. I've been seeing this same OBY/GYN for 19 years, so they should pretty much have my history by now don't you think? And I was given prescription prenatals 6 mos. ago when my OB/GYN started doing our fertility workup AND I confirmed that I was taking them when I made the appt.

I'm so disappointed that they won't be doing an u/s tomorrow that I'm in tears!

This is my very first preganacy and I've been INCREDIBLY worried because of my age (40) and becuase it seems that everyone that I know has had at least one miscarrage (two of my younger friends have had miscarrages this year alone!). I've had several nightmares that I miscarried and I was really, really, really looking forward to tomorrow for some reassurance that everything looked ok.

-- Sandy

- Sandy (44) DS (natural) born just before my 41st birthday. TTC#2. Only issue: egg/embryo quality due to age. Clomid & multiple IUIs w/follistim &menopur = BFN. IVF#1 (Nov 2011) = 12 eggs, 9 mature & fertilized. Transferred 3 embryos (1-3BB, 2-3
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Registered: 07-18-2007
Wed, 07-25-2007 - 10:42am

Hi Sandy,

I'm surprised your doctor wouldn't be doing an u/s on you at 7 1/2 weeks, because at the very least you'll be able to see a measurable heartbeat ... which would mean your chances of miscarrying go way down. Did you ask what their protocol is as far as u/s, and whether it's any different for women over 40? I wonder if they'd be more willing to do it if you explain your worries to them. I hope you can set your mind at ease.

Good luck to you!

Pam
EDD 3/13/08

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Registered: 09-01-2006
Wed, 07-25-2007 - 5:32pm

Hi Sandy,


I would insist on an ultrasound or get a new doctor.


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Wed, 07-25-2007 - 8:17pm

Thanks for the comments! I had my appt this afternoon and feel somewhat better. I guess my OB/GYN's office doesn't routinely do an u/s until 18 wks unless there is a reason to do one sooner -- my "advanced age" (and anxiety) puts me in the sooner catagory so I'm going to have an ultrasound next week. So it's just another week of waiting (hard when I'm so incredibly emotional).

He did a regular exam and said my uterus felt the right size for 7-8 weeks so that was a little reasuring. They also took a ton of blood, a urine sample and gave me a referral to a specialist for genetic counseling and testing.

- Sandy

- Sandy (44) DS (natural) born just before my 41st birthday. TTC#2. Only issue: egg/embryo quality due to age. Clomid & multiple IUIs w/follistim &menopur = BFN. IVF#1 (Nov 2011) = 12 eggs, 9 mature & fertilized. Transferred 3 embryos (1-3BB, 2-3
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Wed, 07-25-2007 - 10:28pm

Yay for the u/s next week!


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Registered: 10-13-2004
Thu, 07-26-2007 - 12:19am

I've never heard of no u/s until 18 wks, Sandy. Weird.


I had my first at 7 weeks, which is when they feel they will easily



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Registered: 05-16-2007
Thu, 07-26-2007 - 4:45pm

RELAX... BREATH

I got an U/S early, only because I didnt know my due date so they did it to find that out, the baby looked like a bean, you will have an ultra sound usually done at 20 weeks, or if they suspect something is wrong. usually the first visit is just what they said, I got an internal exam, they took my history, my husbands history. then I got a slip of paper with the order for an US... most doctor offices dont have US equipment and you usually never get one on the first visit. My doctor doesnt treat me any different then his young patients.

Go to your appointment, then talk to your doctor, maybe you can get him/her to schedule you
and appointment at time. Just dont panic and get your self all upset.. I listened to some woman here, talk about all the test they have, im currently 16 weeks and still not a drop of blood has been drawn.

and yes, even if you got pos. on the HPT tests.. they still have to confirm that you are pregnant. Not all things are 100 percent in life.

Good luck
Dyan




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Registered: 07-02-2007
Wed, 08-01-2007 - 4:32pm

Hi all,
Thanks for the comments! I can't believe how emotional I've been since getting pg and seem to overreact to everything lately. I didn't get an u/s at my first appt. My doctor has the equipment in the office so I don't get why they didn't just do it then but made me come back just a week later. More importanty, I DID have the U/S today and I'm so relieved.

My precious little bean measured at 8w4d which is to-the-day with my calculation! My husband couldn't get over how the U/S tech could tell exactly how far along I was. The heart rate was a healthy 170. We could even see the little heart beating it was soooo amazing.

- Sandy

- Sandy (44) DS (natural) born just before my 41st birthday. TTC#2. Only issue: egg/embryo quality due to age. Clomid & multiple IUIs w/follistim &menopur = BFN. IVF#1 (Nov 2011) = 12 eggs, 9 mature & fertilized. Transferred 3 embryos (1-3BB, 2-3
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Registered: 05-16-2007
Wed, 08-01-2007 - 4:48pm

Yes yes, emotions over runith the cup when we are hormonally challenged.

I am very happy that your baby is doing so well, 170 beats.. wow.. at 12 weeks my baby was at 160 and at 16 weeks at 150 beats... your child sounds strong and healthy..

they probably wanted you to wait because then they get better measurements and results are more accurate.

I'm happy for you!!!

Dyan