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TheSinger:It will be transvaginal. They may be able to see a heartbeat... they just check your uterus to make sure baby is growing fine and is measuring at where it needs to be. You may see a tiny little dot. :)
OOoOoh, I want to see my little doot dot! I'm assuming they will be stabbing me with a million needles too? ccrriinnggee
It may be different in Canada...but our first appointment doesn't include an ultrasound - we go at a seperate appt. to one. The first appt. includes medical history, weight, pap smear, and overview of the bloodwork...its different for everyone.
My first appt is today too! Well, with the doctor, who will order any tests my midwife may need, then I see her in two weeks...and will see the midwife from then on out.
EmLaw84:OOoOoh, I want to see my little doot dot! I'm assuming they will be stabbing me with a million needles too? ccrriinnggee
I don't think there are needles involved, but I'm not sure.
My first appointment is today, too! Hope yours goes well and you get to see your little jumping bean. I had a transvaginal ultrasound at my first appointment with DS, and I assume I will have one this time as well. I did have to have blood work done, so sorry you will probably get a needle. Your doctor or midwife will go over your family medical history, your medical history, they will want to know about any previous surgeries or pregnancies, any healthy complications, etc. I would recommend bringing a list of any questions you may have, as it's easy to get a little overwhelmed with all the information they give you at the first appointment.