Weekly Appointments 5/30 - 6/5 — The Bump
October 2016 Moms

Weekly Appointments 5/30 - 6/5

Hi ladies! Forgot it was Monday...but figuring doctor's offices were closed for many of us today! Hope you all had a great holiday weekend and good luck at all appointments!

How far along are you?

How did your appointment go overall?

Any ultrasound or doppler?

Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had?

Re: Weekly Appointments 5/30 - 6/5

  • How far along are you? 21 weeks, 5 days 

    How did your appointment go overall? It went really well! I've gained a significant amount of weight since my last appointment, but my doctor said it was a "good gain" and to be expected at this point in the pregnancy. That made me feel a lot better about my life. 

    Any ultrasound or doppler? Doppler - she found the heartbeat right away and it was about 160/minute. 

    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had? She did for the most part. I really wanted her to give me doula recommendations, but she gave me a pretty general answer about that. Maybe they can't actually recommend someone? Other than that, I love my OB and will keep seeing her even though we moved about 25 minutes out of town this weekend. 
  • How far along are you? 20 weeks 1 day

    How did your appointment go overall?  Good! Had a little chat, doctor was pleased with my progress.  Still haven't gained any weight (actually I'm down 2 pounds from my first visit!) - but I'm on the "plus" size side of things, so this is all good news!

    Any ultrasound or doppler? Doppler today - and found the heartbeat immediately.  Even though I got to see the munchkin on Friday at my A/S, it's still awesome to hear their little heart chugging away.  Got louder after a minute or two like they were moving closer to it!

    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had?  I mentioned my swollen ankles from a week or so ago, she didn't seem concerned - just said to keep up the water and elevate when necessary.  Also mentioned the MFM doc's observation of the low lying placenta - she said I was still early on and wasn't concerned just yet.  Also, don't have to do the GD test til about 26/27 weeks!

    20 week appt. - check.  Marching on to the 24 week appt.!

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    How far along are you? 19 +5

    How did your appointment go overall? We had our AS and baby was being stubborn couldn't clearly see the sex because his/her legs were crossed but our tech is leaning toward it being a girl and our tech couldn't clearly see the face because baby had his/her hand covering it. I was so excited to see our LO; however, we found out that my amniotic fluid is low so the baby is a bit cramped in there and baby wasn't moving around all crazy like last time so that made me a little sad but baby is doing good with a HB of 164 so that made me feel better. I haven't gained weight yet and I'm pretty happy with that. 

    Any ultrasound or doppler? Ultrasound

    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had? Yes, as mentioned above my amniotic fluid is low so DR. told me to drink more water (which seem crazy to me i'm trying to get the amount she said and omg i feel like i'm going to drown and I have to pee like crazy now lol) and we have an ultrasound with a specialist (MFM) on the 14th to check on fluid and for a detailed AS to check for birth defects pertaining to my SO. 

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  • How far along are you?
    How did your appointment go overall?
    It was frigging horrible to be entirely honest. I left in tears. 
    Any ultrasound or doppler?
    Doppler, found the heart beat right away.
    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had?
    not really. This was the first time I saw this doctor, he is filling in for my normal doctor while she is on maternity leave. My old doctor and I had planned for me to have a VBA2C, this doctor was so against it. Made me feel about 2 inches tall and despite my extensive research he wouldn't even listen to me for a second. All he kept saying was they can't handle emergencies at this hospital and I have to have another c section. Funny thing is he is one of the doctors who does c sections so obviously that's what he is going to say since they get paid more. But hey what do I know I'm probably just another dumb patient to him who knows nothing. 

  • How far along are you?
    21 weeks, 3 days 
    How did your appointment go overall?
    Good! I hadn't met this doctor yet, but I loved her. 
    Any ultrasound or doppler?
    Yes, Doppler. I forgot to ask for the rate, but we got to listen for a few seconds. 
    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had?
    Yes- we talked about my weight concerns. After being sick, I'm back to my starting weight, but she wasn't worried. She said he's only one pound plus liquid weight right now, so I may have lost a little. She's not concerned with weight at all until 3rd tri, unless I'm gaining too fast, which is not an issue at this time. I was relieved that my cold didn't seem to affect him at all. We also talked about summer travel plans, and she said it sounded fine. Finally, she said that baby boy's kidneys weren't visible at the AS, but she wasn't concerned. She said normally if there's a kidney problem they're either cystic (so very visible) or a lack of fluid if there aren't any. If they still can't see them on June 17, we will be referred to MFM, but she is not concerned at this time. I also found out I have a low lying anterior placenta, which is why I'm just now feeling movement, but it wasn't labeled as partial or complete previa, so there's plenty of time for it to resolve since my cervix isn't covered. (Dang, that ended up really long!)
  • How far along are you? 
    How did your appointment go overall?
    Just fine :)
    Any ultrasound or doppler?
    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had?
    Everything is A-OK :)

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  • How far along are you? 19 weeks

    How did your appointment go overall?
     Great found out we are having a girl! Finally after having my two boys. 

    Any ultrasound or doppler?
    Yes to both ultrasound in the morning will have to go back for more heart pictures but only because baby girl won't show her chest for long or stay still tech said not to worry it looks great just everytime she lined the shot little one would move. 
    Doppler at my doctor appointment in the afternoon forgot to ask the rate baby girl wasn't trying to stay still so I was just ready to go.

    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had?
    Talked about when to have c section he's calling it in for October 21. 

  • How far along are you? 21 weeks 4 days

    How did your appointment go overall? Ok.  Had my anatomy scan yesterday and an appointment today.  Fetus was lying on his back and wouldn't roll over, so I have to go back for another anatomy scan, but I'm okay with that.

    Any ultrasound or doppler? Ultrasound for the anatomy scan; doppler at the appointment.

    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had? I had a nurse practitioner who was filling in for my doctor.  She told me wearing a girdle might help with that "gotta pee" feeling I have when I'm running.

  • How far along are you? 22w4d
    How did your appointment go overall? Pretty well in terms of good results.....but it was really long (2 hours) and I have to go back in 4 weeks so they can get pics of some heart structures they couldn't get today. She kept moving too much and eventually fell asleep in a position hiding the parts they needed to see! The tech seemed frustrated and I def don't want to have to go through it again, but I couldn't help but think it was kinda funny...her being uncooperative at this point to me is still cute
    Any ultrasound or doppler? Fetal echocardiogram
    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had? I'm so relieved the pediatric cardiologist said he didn't see any abnormalities in LO's heart from what they could see so far!
  • How far along are you? 20 weeks 1 day.
    How did your appointment go overall? Great! Dr. told me A/S looked normal from the parts they could see but my cervix was borderline low lying. This will be looked at again at my 32 week ultrasound and it hopefully will move higher. I asked the downside of it being low and she told me it could cause heavy bleeding for a natural birth.
    Any ultrasound or doppler? Doppler- heart rate was 144
    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had? I asked about insurance covered breast pumps, her pediatrician recommendations, my summer travel plans and about my indigestion problems. She was wonderful and answered all my questions and suggested I take Pepcid for the indigestion. 

    I have another A/S in 2 days to reattempt to see babies spine, heart, profile, nose and lips and hopefully gender! I decided if baby still isn't showing the goods a second time It will remain a surprise until the birth.

    I expect a call from the office next week after the A/S but will be looking forward to seeing Dr. again at 24 weeks.
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  • emmaaaemmaaa
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    How far along are you? My appointment was yesterday, I was 21 weeks 6 days.

    How did your appointment go overall? It went really good. I think my favorite part of my appointments is DH coming to all of them.

    Any ultrasound or doppler? Both. We had to do a follow up A/S because little girl wouldn't fully cooperate to get brain and heart measurements last time. It was actually nice to see her again. They said everything looks great! She is sitting REALLY low and head down now (she was breech) and right on my sciatic nerve (makes sense). Also apparently she is measuring a little long which runs on my dad's side of the family. 

    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had? DH asked the doctor if we should be concerned that I hadn't gained any weight. I am 5'5" and usually weigh around 175-180. I am curvy (big butt, hips, and boobs). At my first appointment, I weighed 183 and by the next one I was down to 178 and have remained there or at 179 since. The doctor said that I was just probably losing weight in other areas (like definitely my love handles) but the baby is gaining so it evens out. They measured my uterus and I'm right on schedule so they said there wasn't any cause for concern because I will gain what I need to.
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    TTC #2: September 2017 | BFP: 4/28/18 | EDD: 1/7/19
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  • How far along are you? 20 + 5

    How did your appointment go overall? good just the usual quick HB check

    Any ultrasound or doppler? Doppler-heartbeat in the 130s

    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had? So I'm super confused on my due date lol. I used several online calculators when we first found out I was pregnant that all gave me a due date of 10/16. At my first doc apt, they said 10/17. I figured they were wrong (forgetting about the leap year), but when I asked again today, she definitely confirmed 10/17. Not that it's a big deal, but it just bugs me.
    Also, she told me today that I was measuring about 4 days ahead on my u/s but not enough to change my due date at this point, but she did throw out the term "scheduled induction." I don't want that, but I guess we'll see how big baby is near the end.
  • How far along are you? I was 19 weeks 4 days at the appointment, which was yesterday.

    How did your appointment go overall? Pretty good, very short.

    Any ultrasound or doppler? Since I just had an ultrasound last week at a specialist to check for issues I triggered on a blood test, they just did a Doppler at this appointment. Heartbeat sounded good!

    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had? Yes. Though she apparently hadn't been given all the info from the specialist yet, so she couldn't really answer anything about the ultrasound I had last week except to say that they thought everything looked okay. She also recommended I get some heartburn medication when I asked and said not to suffer through it, but to take something. Which is what I'm going to do tonight, hopefully- run out and get some Tums or something. I've never suffered with heartburn frequently (maybe just a couple times a year) so I've never taken anything for it. Any recs would be awesome if anyone has any!

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  • Appointment number 2 :smile: 

    How far along are you? 21 weeks + 2 day

    How did your appointment go overall? Really good.  I had to go back for an AS part 2 because my little guy wouldn't let her get a measurement of his spine so that was the first thing she did and he was in a position for her to do it.  We confirmed he's a little boy, good heart and kidneys, but at the end she was comparing something (just said "something" even though she was naming the parts before) and then asked if there is cystic fibrosis in my family, which there isn't, but of course it makes me all O.O WHY?? And then as chatty as she was about everything else, she follows the rules and doesn't say anything so now I have to wait until my appointment in 2 weeks. 

    Any ultrasound or doppler? Ultrasound and got a heartbeat of 155 - I also got to see a profile shot of him opening his mouth and trying to put his foot in it lol it was definitely one of the most adorable things I've seen.

    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had? Yes and no - I asked the technician how big he is at the moment (I wanted to compare it to the app lol).  She said she doesnt measure baby's length because often the baby is all bunched and twisted and is never laying straight for an accurate measurement so they don't do it.  She told me that I'm measuring 4 days further along than I am (so 21 + 6 instead of 21 + 2), so he's growing which is good.  I asked how much is he weighing and she said she'll put that in the report but she can't tell me.  I'm so confused, she can tell me how far I'm measuring but not the baby's weight?

    I'm stuck in the box because I just ended up editing my old posts since for some reason on the app you can't copy and paste.
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  • How far along are you? 22 + 1

    How did your appointment go overall? Overall it was good. The nice thing about having my cervix measured every week is I get to see the baby much more frequently. At my anatomy scan they discovered baby has an arrhythmia so every appointment I have they always check it. I keep hoping and praying it will have resolved but it hasn't yet. She took lots of measurements of the heart today and it just makes me so nervous that there's something wrong with my baby. I have another scan with the perinatologist on 6/17 and they will probably want to do a fetal echocardiogram if the arrhythmia is still present. 

    Any ultrasound or doppler? Ultrasound

    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had? I didn't see the doctor today. 
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