I had an appointment today with my Perinatal Specialist who I see because I have HyperThyroid and Graves Disease (associated with HyperThyroid). My appointments up until now have been pretty much in line with the standard OB schedule. Oh, I am also seeing my standard OB.
So after my appointment today at the specialist, the NP tells me that after this appointment she wants me back in 2 weeks and after that appointment I will have weekly appointments. Umm.....it'll just be February. I don't understand why. I was too taken aback to really ask why as baby is normal at EVERY appointment. There has not been one appointment that caused any concern.
This does not even include my OB schedule which I'm sure ramps up soon since I'll be 31 weeks at my next OB appointment. I'm sure at that time, I'll start every two weeks.
I try to schedule all of my appointments first thing in the morning because I have to go to work afterwards and make up the time that I missed so that I don't have to use my PTO time. How can people actually go to doctor's appointments multiple times a week?? Can't I tell them no? I mean, obviously I'm no doctor but if there has been no concern for baby's health (other than my thyroid levels), why do I need weekly u/s?
This, on top of the fact that I've gained 10 lbs since my appointment 4 weeks ago has me on the verge of tears.