Prenatal visit today

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Registered: 08-10-1999
Prenatal visit today
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Tue, 02-14-2012 - 5:43pm

Hey ladies!

I got to meet with the new NP at the practice today. We went over our plan for the next couple of weeks. They drew a ton of blood, and are testing to see if I'm a cystic fibrosis carrier.

She offered an ultrasound in a couple of weeks and I jumped at it, so the next ultrasound is March 1st at 3:15. She told me they are considering me high risk through the first trimester and then we will see. Because of my age, they offered the gamut of genetic testing. I opted out of the CVS and amnio because I just don't want to take any chance of a miscarriage. I did agree to the sequential testing, so that means I will get another ultrasound at 12 weeks on the nose. Also, because of my miscarriage history, they holding off on any pelvic exams/paps/etc until the 2nd trimester. She also offered a level 2 ultrasound at the anatomy scan instead of the regular, again because of age and history, so I jumped at that too, even though I will have to drive an hour either north or south to get it done.

Also, their practice is growing! They went from 1 NP, 4 midwives and 4 doctors to 2 NPs, 4 midwives ( but will be adding one or two more shortly) and 6 doctors. If I'm high risk at delivery I will automatically be delivered by a doctor, if I'm not high risk I have the choice of either a doctor or a midwife. I'm going midwife if I can. :)

So the countdown begins! Two weeks and two days until the next ultrasound!

 


 


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Tue, 02-14-2012 - 6:16pm

Sounds like a great appointment! My favorite part of being high risk with the twins was all the ultrasounds!! I had so many ultrasounds I literally don't remember how many I have had lol!


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Tue, 02-14-2012 - 6:48pm
Sounds like your appointment went fantastic! Yay for great appointments!
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Tue, 02-14-2012 - 6:54pm

Glad your appointment went well.

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Tue, 02-14-2012 - 8:10pm
Wow. So many questons they ask you. I'm sure i will get asked the same type questions.
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Tue, 02-14-2012 - 9:14pm

I would imagine so Christy :)

 


 


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Tue, 02-14-2012 - 10:09pm
congrats on an awesome appt!
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Tue, 02-14-2012 - 10:25pm
Sounds like a great appointment! Yayyy
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