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Hello all! I'm new around here and just hit 5 weeks today. I have my first prenatal appointment (aside from the confirmation blood test) in a couple weeks. Is it normal for the hubby to go to that first appointment, or not until later?
DH wasn't going to go to mine, but there will be an U/S, so he wants to come, so he will. I will be 10 weeks. Likely he will sit in the lobby until the U/S.
If there wasn't going to be an U/S, I wouldn't have him come. He doesn't need to see me get a pap smear. ha ha.
Hi, and congrats! I'm new here too, at almost 7 weeks. My first appointment is next Friday, and my husband is planning to go with me!
Proudmommy0228:My husband went to every single appt with me. It made him feel better being there than to not be there
Same here. He came to every single appointment because I think it helped him feel more involved. On the bright side, when a few slight complications came up and delivery rolled around, he was as comfortable with my OB as I was because he'd spent so much time with her.
HeyDude16:Thanks, ladies, this is really helpful! I really want him to be involved, but I'm a little nervous about losing all the "mystery" in the relationship. I know he's mature enough to handle it, but I don't like the thought of him seeing all my lady parts getting poked and prodded.
Let him get used to it now. You'll have to deliver this baby so poking and prodding will be part of it.
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Better not have him in the room at delivery then
DH has a really flexible work schedule, so luckily he can be there pretty easily. He's the oldest of 8 kids, so he has a lot of baby experience. He actually took care of his mom when she she was on bedrest with twins while he was in college. He knows way more about the process than I do! But I also keep trying to tell him that being a dad is different than being a brother.
But I feel better now knowing that it's totally normal for him to be at the appointments! Thanks, girls!
My DH is coming to my first appointment (no U/S though) because he wants to be involved. It's a really personal thing, I think. It also comes down to whether or not he can take off for all of the appointments or not. If he can't, I'd have him save his days off for the times you get an ultrasound.
HeyDude16:Thanks, ladies, this is really helpful! nbsp;I really want him to be involved, but I'm a little nervous about losing all the "mystery" in the relationship. nbsp;I know he's mature enough to handle it, but I don't like the thought of him seeing all my lady parts getting poked and prodded. nbsp;