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  • @jessie072817 How fun! I’ll be thinking of you too! Our updates will most like be the same time as well. 
  • 4 weeks 2 days, my next appointment will be March 18th. I’m cautiously excited and nervous. 
    marbelliennaelilakc.gardner37
  • I'm 5w1d.  I have a telephone appointment this week, but the exact time is TBD.  I'm hypothyroid and my OB wants to discuss the schedule for my TSH draws and possibly upping my synthroid.  My dating scan and ~8 week appointment is scheduled for 2/28.  I'm really looking forward to the scan because I think seeing my baby will help me connect and reinforce that this is real.  
    c.gardner37stephanie123456wintersong
  • zaraanity said:
    I’m (approx) 7w1d and have my first US tomorrow - FTM so not sure what to expect! I also have no idea what my betas are at as I haven’t had any bloodwork done yet... so going in blind, but feeling good!
    They’ll probably try abdominal first, and then if they can’t get good measurements, they pull out the other probe. That’s usually the progression. They’ll just check dates, and if you’re within 5-7 days of what they think you should be, they rarely will change your EDD.

    it looks like a double blob, to be honest. They start looking like tiny babies closer to 12w
    BFP #1 3/07, EDD 11/12/07, MMC 5/7/07
    ~~~  ~~~  ~~~
    BFP #2 5/4/14, EDD 1/15/15, DS1 1/19/15
    BFP #3 8/19/16, EDD 4/30/17, DS2 4/25/17
    BFP #4 12/22/18, EDD 9/6/19 - CP 12/29/18
    BFP #5 1/18/19, EDD 10/3/19 
    ~~~  ~~~  ~~~
    High Risk Dx (6/14):  Homozygous MTHFR C677T, protein C & S deficiencies
    zaraanity
  • cmbt2 said:
    zaraanity said:
    I’m (approx) 7w1d and have my first US tomorrow - FTM so not sure what to expect! 
    They’ll probably try abdominal first, and then if they can’t get good measurements, they pull out the other probe. That’s usually the progression. 
    At less than 10 weeks my MW just pulls out the dildo cam (ie the transvaginal probe for those who haven't had the pleasure). 
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  • First appointment booked for the 20th! It is really just a well woman visit and pap with an official  confirmation of the pregnancy per my insurance, but I was till super excited to write "CNM 2pm" on my calendar  <3
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  • cmbt2cmbt2 member
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    cmbt2 said:
    zaraanity said:
    I’m (approx) 7w1d and have my first US tomorrow - FTM so not sure what to expect! 
    They’ll probably try abdominal first, and then if they can’t get good measurements, they pull out the other probe. That’s usually the progression. 
    At less than 10 weeks my MW just pulls out the dildo cam (ie the transvaginal probe for those who haven't had the pleasure). 
    Really? Mine does abdominal first. They only do the dildo cam as a last resort. My MFM pulls out the dildo cam for the A/S and I’m all “hahaha no.” on that pleasure

    ETA- they were able to see abdominally last week at 6w but couldn’t get the measurements, so they pulled out the T/V probe. If they could have gotten measurements, I would have missed that (un)pleasurable experience. 
    BFP #1 3/07, EDD 11/12/07, MMC 5/7/07
    ~~~  ~~~  ~~~
    BFP #2 5/4/14, EDD 1/15/15, DS1 1/19/15
    BFP #3 8/19/16, EDD 4/30/17, DS2 4/25/17
    BFP #4 12/22/18, EDD 9/6/19 - CP 12/29/18
    BFP #5 1/18/19, EDD 10/3/19 
    ~~~  ~~~  ~~~
    High Risk Dx (6/14):  Homozygous MTHFR C677T, protein C & S deficiencies
    wintersong
  • junebabyh said:
    At less than 10 weeks my MW just pulls out the dildo cam (ie the transvaginal probe for those who haven't had the pleasure). 
    Same! It's the fastest way they can see baby at that early point.

    Same here. With DD1 I thought the OB would stop using the TV once we hit 12 weeks....20 weeks....28 weeks...nope. She did at some point progress to the belly wand but even at like 39 weeks the first check done was the TV.
    The original: Aug2013
    The remix: Feb2017
    The encore: coming Oct2019

     
    junebabyh
  • junebabyh said:
    At less than 10 weeks my MW just pulls out the dildo cam (ie the transvaginal probe for those who haven't had the pleasure). 
    Same! It's the fastest way they can see baby at that early point.

    Same here. With DD1 I thought the OB would stop using the TV once we hit 12 weeks....20 weeks....28 weeks...nope. She did at some point progress to the belly wand but even at like 39 weeks the first check done was the TV.
    🙀🙀 oh no they didn’t! All my checks were done by hand. 

    I got a surprise date with one at 31w the first time around (she was trying to get placenta location re cervix because it was low lying at my A/S). Now I just decline once I know abdominal can be done 
    BFP #1 3/07, EDD 11/12/07, MMC 5/7/07
    ~~~  ~~~  ~~~
    BFP #2 5/4/14, EDD 1/15/15, DS1 1/19/15
    BFP #3 8/19/16, EDD 4/30/17, DS2 4/25/17
    BFP #4 12/22/18, EDD 9/6/19 - CP 12/29/18
    BFP #5 1/18/19, EDD 10/3/19 
    ~~~  ~~~  ~~~
    High Risk Dx (6/14):  Homozygous MTHFR C677T, protein C & S deficiencies
    grapeskittles4lyfe
  • Same here. With DD1 I thought the OB would stop using the TV once we hit 12 weeks....20 weeks....28 weeks...nope. She did at some point progress to the belly wand but even at like 39 weeks the first check done was the TV.
    Nooooo!!! You don't want anything else up there at 39 weeks!
    grapeskittles4lyfewintersong
  • I am 5w2d. My first appointment is 3/11 and I’ll be 9 weeks. The wait is killing me. I just want to see my little bean!
    stephanie123456c.gardner37marbelliejenferlee82
  • emily1052emily1052 member
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    edited February 13

    So I'm changing doctors and the new doc is getting me in tomorrow!  I really hope they do an ultrasound but I know a lot of places don't during the first appointment.  I'm exactly 7 weeks today.  I'm nervous about changing but I've had some rough history with my current OB.  LONG story in the spoiler if you care to read.  TW Losses Mentioned.

     



    galentinec.gardner37jenferlee82
  • She walked into the exam room and said “Well, you’re not pregnant”.  This was after a week of multiple positive pregnancy tests.  The reason I was in the exam room was because the night before I had a miscarriage (heavy bleeding and cramping).  She grabbed the “Congratulations, you’re pregnant” bag that they had just given me and set it on the counter.  Then later came back and said the (urine) test was very faintly positive.   This was my first pregnancy.  It was a blow to have to tell her that I’ve had a weeks’ worth of positive HPT’s.  
    During my 2nd pregnancy I started bleeding at about 6 weeks and went to the emergency room.  From the ultrasound they saw a collapsed gestational sac.  They sent me home saying to follow up with my doctor.  They noted that this could be a possible ectopic and the sac was a pseudo sac.  When I followed up with my doctor she said it wasn’t an ectopic.   A week later my beta’s quit doubling and she confirmed a second miscarriage.  It was close to Christmas and their office was closed that week.  She said we would do a follow up appointment on January 2nd.
    On January 1st I was in so much pain that I laid on the bathroom floor for a couple hours and I was living under a heating pad.  I was praying that the miscarriage would hurry up and be done with.  I started having pains in my shoulders and immediately called my Doctor.  She said “You’re not having an ectopic, Emily.  I’ve seen your scans.  Come in tomorrow for your appointment.”  
    My appointment was at 9am on January 2nd and I was in surgery by 11am.  It was an ectopic and I was already 9weeks.  My abdomen was so full of blood that they couldn’t do it laparoscopically.  My doctor performed the surgery and was able to save my right tube and preformed a D&C to clean everything else out.  
    Two weeks later I woke up in a lot of pain and passed out on the bathroom floor.  We went back to the hospital and they admitted me.  My Doctor wasn’t available, so I had to deal with the on-call doctor (who, if you can believe it, is worse than my doctor).  We were worried that I was still bleeding or there was a complication from the tube repair or the D&C.  Apparently, my doctor didn’t wright down in her notes that she performed a D&C during the previous surgery, so the On-Call doctor wouldn’t even investigate possible complications from a D&C.  He flat out told me, “you didn’t have a D&C”.  I mean, she told me and my husband that she performed one and trust me, if you’ve ever had one, you know.  The On-Call doctor also told me a nice story about when his wife had a little bit of internal bleeding after a surgery that she was also in a lot of pain but toughed it out….  What an ass.
    Finally, my doctor showed up after 2 days.  We decided to go back in and see what was going on.  My right tube was still bleeding and had to be removed. 
    After all that I had a decision to make.  Do I find another OBGYN or stay with her?  I mean, shit happens.  I’m not perfect either and I am still alive.  So, I decided to stay.  I told myself, if anything she KNOWS my story and what I’ve been through.  
    Fast forward a couple months.  My doctor agreed to do an HSG to make sure my left tube was open and functioning.  I read up on what to expect during the procedure, how long it should take and all the risks.  So I’m set, laying there holding my husbands hand when they start injecting the dye.  It was painful but its only supposed to last 30 seconds or so.  I’m focusing on my breathing and they are asking me to roll from side to side.  Way more than 30 seconds goes by and they inject more dye.  My doctor is concerned that they don’t see the RIGHT TUBE, the one she removed 4 months prior.  I ended up shouting at her that she removed it in January.  I didn’t expect her to remember me.  I know she see’s a LOT of patients  but I expected her to at least read through my chart before starting this procedure.  Because she didn’t she made a 30 second procedure last a lot longer.  
    I think just for my comfort, it’s time for a switch. 

     


  • @emily1052, ummmmmm I am SUPER glad you are getting a new doctor. Your old doctor's treatment is unacceptable. Wow.
    knottie18a463b350c476ee
  • @emily1052 I’d be running from that doctor as fast as I could! I’m glad you are switching
    BFP #1 3/07, EDD 11/12/07, MMC 5/7/07
    ~~~  ~~~  ~~~
    BFP #2 5/4/14, EDD 1/15/15, DS1 1/19/15
    BFP #3 8/19/16, EDD 4/30/17, DS2 4/25/17
    BFP #4 12/22/18, EDD 9/6/19 - CP 12/29/18
    BFP #5 1/18/19, EDD 10/3/19 
    ~~~  ~~~  ~~~
    High Risk Dx (6/14):  Homozygous MTHFR C677T, protein C & S deficiencies
  • @emily1052 unbelievable! I’m happy you’re switching. 
  • @emily1052 That is so horrible, I can't even imagine how you're feeling. You absolutely made the right decision.


  • @emily1052 WTAF?! Thank God you are away from that doctor! If you feel up to it, write a review online to warn prospective patients. It's terrible that you had to go through this. *hugs*
    Me: 34 DH: 49 Married October 2015
    TTC #1 since July 2018
    galentinejunebabyhcooaladolly
  • To the US discussion, my OB does transvaginal for the first one. The rest (12w and after) were trans abdominal. 

    @emily1052 I’m sorry for all that you’ve gone through! Definitely sounds like a good idea to start fresh with a new doctor. Good luck at your appointment tomorrow!

    Me: 30 Him: 35
    Married: Oct 2015
    Baby G born June 2017
    TTC#2: July 2018
    BFP #2: 2/6/19

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  • @emily1052 that is insanely arseholey behavior. So happy you switched doctors. Ugh ugh ugh
    The original: Aug2013
    The remix: Feb2017
    The encore: coming Oct2019

     
  • @emily1052 wow I'm shaking with rage, that is atrocious!!! Have you spoken with a malpractice lawyer yet? Would you not have lost your right tube but for her negligence? Sorry, my lawyer side is coming out.
    junebabyhjenferlee82elle-0409cooaladolly
  • @emily1052 I am absloutely horrified reading your story!! I am so glad you are switching. I am seriously dumbfounded that anyone could be that bad of a doctor 🤯
    TW: MMC
    BFP1 12/24/14 - EDD 09/07/15 (D/C 8w1d)
    BFP2 6/12/15 - EDD 2/22/16 (D/C 10w3d)
    ———
    Diagnoses and Treatments
    PCOS (myo-inositol, excercize)
    Indeterminant levels of APS IgM antibodies (baby aspirin)
    Sub-septate uterus (hysteroscopic septoplasty 12/18/15)
    ———
    BFP3 05/02/16 EDD 01/09/17 DS born 01/05/17
    BFP4 01/28/19 EDD 10/?/19 🤞🙏

  • @emily1052 that is absolutely insane. I cannot believe that you had to go through that, how horrible.I'm glad that you are looking for a new ob.
  • junebabyhjunebabyh member
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    @emily1052 HOLY S. That is horrifying! I am shocked this woman is still in practice! And I'm with @marbellie about seeking the advice of a malpractice lawyer. You are facing an unnecessary battle because of her negligence. So sad for you, but better days are ahead with an OB who you can trust.
    marbellie
  • @emily1052 wtf that's insane! I'm so sorry you were treated that way 💚
  • @emily1052 I was thinking about this story all night! Question, did she ever apologize? Like after doubting you before you landed in surgery? Or after forgetting that she removed one of your tubes? Not that it matters...damage is done (physically and mentally), but just wondering. So happy you’re finding someone new! ❤️
    emily1052
  • 1 more hour 😬
    cuduebormarbellieemily1052jenferlee82
  • @junebabyh No, she never apologized.  Not for any of it.
    I did have one of her nurses ask me once if I was going to switch doctors.  I asked her “should I?” And I think she quickly realized what she asked and told me “no, not at all, I was just wondering.”
    junebabyh
  • Wow @emily1052! What an awful experience to have gone through! But so glad you've switched doctors. I hope your new doctor is twice as good as she was horrible!
    Me: 38 / Fiance: 33 = Fur baby parents to two kitties & now a puppy!
    Engaged 5/23/2015, Planned Wedding Date 9/10/2016
     TTC since January 2015
    First BFP: 1/17/16 @ 18 dpo = EDD 9/21/16
    MMC confirmed by HCG = 136.69 on 2/1/2016 & 103.49 on 2/3/2016
    Second BFP: 6/24/16 @ 16 dpo
    CP confirmed by blood test; next cycle started almost immediately on 6/27/16
    Third BFP: 2/7/17 @ 13 dpo = EDD 10/20/17
    Hoping this is our Rainbow!

                

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    emily1052
  • @emily1052 like the others above, I'm glad you switched too. I hope this experience is so much more comfortable for you!
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  • aproschaprosch member
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    @emily1052 I'm so glad you switched doctors. What that doctor did is malpractice and she needs to be reported to the medical board. She should not be seeing patients or operating on anyone!!! If she was that incompetent in your case, I'm sure you're not the only one. I'm so sorry you had to go through all of that!
    emily1052
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