9 month prenatal update
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|Thu, 11-05-2009 - 10:26pm|
Tuesday was my first appointment at the maternity clinic rather than with the regular old family doctor. I would have had to switch for 37 weeks, but the timing of our move to the new house meant that it happened one week early.
The clinic is actually located on the second floor of the hospital, which is under renovations - lots of fun figuring out where to go. In fact, I took an elevator that skipped the second floor, so I had to go down one floor in another elevator. (I had Tim in a stroller because the parking at the hospital always seems to suck when I get there. I would never have been able to walk slow enough with him or carry him. As it was, I was desperate to get to a bathroom to give my sample...)
The doc was running a bit late (which was okay when I was in the waiting room with an old school acquaintance) and had a lot of things to cover with my being a first-timer at the clinic. Then there was all the emphasis on my getting the H1N1 vaccination as soon as possible. Checking blood pressure and the baby's heartbeat seemed like an afterthought rather than the main thing as it's been with my previous appts.
Everything is well, though, with Baby head down as he/she has been for at least four weeks. (Also feels like Baby has dropped, partly because of my shape and partly the fact that my pelvic area is now quite sore).
I have Monday appts booked for the rest of the month. The doc didn't actually ask me if I've had any recent complaints, so with all the info and handouts she was giving me, I completely forgot to mention that in the last week and a half, I've had times when it feels like my lower back is seizing up (making it painful to walk or stand). At least it isn't long till the next checkup! And I'm sure if I have something very serious, a call to the clinic or the maternity ward will cover any concerns.
As for the vaccination, before I left they booked me to go to the fertility clinic on Wednesday (rather than stand in line at the public clinic at the arena). I got both H1N1 and seasonal, so now I just need to go to Monday afternoon's public clinic with Tim. Not sure when Guru fits into the priority list. Should ask at my next prenatal appt!