Thursday, September 1, 2011

1st OB appointment

So according to my dr I am 8 weeks 4 days with a due date of April 10th.
Yes, I finally got a Dr appointment. AHHH (and the angels sing) This was basically an All Talk kinda visit. They did check my urine, BP (118/68) and weight (yeah we won't go there, lol) and they said everything looked great.
Once in his little office, he went over our basic plan of what's to come. He said that he doesn't believe in VBACs because the risk of infection and harm to the mom and baby is too great. Then he went on to say that regardless of that information, with my history, he would only allow a repeat C-Section. He even went as far as to say if I felt I didn't agree with that, he could not be my doctor this time around! WOW. I had no clue he felt so strongly about it. I quickly told him that I agree and would prefer a repeat c-section and he literally thumbs up-ed me and grinned. Then he nods and says "great. I hoped so" Haha.  He said we will hold off further discussion until I am 34 weeks. He said he will not let me go past 39 weeks, which is our goal, but depending on how the pregnancy is going, he may take baby sooner.
Then he asked if I had any questions or concerns. I had 2. (and 1 confirmation)
1) I could smell my urine. (are you laughing at me yet?) I did twice before confirming my pregnancy and did a few times this past week. I told him this was new for me and wondered if maybe I had some type of infection. He smiled and said "First of all, i want you to relax and know that nothing is wrong with you" Then he told me that I was dehydrated and I simply needed to add some acid in my liquids. Try straight cranberry juice or orange juice.
2) My Pap. The last one was HORRID. I would rather have 15 natural childbirths than to ever experience that again. I bled, red and clots afterward. I was hurting and it was completely miserable. Probably one of the most painful things I had ever encountered (and I have 2 children). I was honestly scared to have another one. He assured me that he would do it personally this time (which he next to never does, usually that's where the midwife steps in) and make sure I am ok. Both mentally and physically. So I scheduled it to be done with him, and am still nervous about it.
My extra bonus thing: I told him how ridiculously tired and crampy I have been feeling and wanted to be reassured that it was normal. He said it was, but the type of sickness I was describing prompted him to prescribe a type of med that should help. I havent been able to get it yet, so we'll see. I'll be sure to let you know.
Fun schedule: they want me to come back September 9th for my ultra sound! This is to check dates and check for multiplies. I cant wait to see my little Peep!
I'll update as I learn more!

1 comment:

  1. yay for a good first appointment! i can smell my pee sometimes if I haven't been drinking enough water - like in the morning especially


    hopefully the pap goes easier!


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