So the DH and I have our second OB-specific appointment today, and I know the biggest part is to hear the heartbeat. But really, I have no clue why I have to see the good doctor two weeks after my last appointment! I want to hear the heartbeat, sure. But we already heard it on the ultrasound at 6 weeks so I guess I'm missing something? My coworker (who is a week behind me - so fun!) is going in tomorrow for the same appointment. I don't know, maybe it's to get all the lab results back since she didn't tell me anything about my blood work a few weeks ago.
Also, I don't get how hearing the heartbeat at 12 weeks dramatically lowers your chance of having a miscarriage. Is it a psychological thing, or is it more your actual chances of having one go down at 12 weeks and the doppler noises are a bonus?
I'm fine with going again, but my boss is already getting antsy with all the time off I'm taking and I'm just now at 12 weeks.
On the flip side, we're telling the world about our spawn after the appointment! Facebook, here we come!