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Old 09-10-2007, 03:05 PM   #1
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12w6d appt today :)

It went soooooo well! We got to hear the baby, but apparently s/he was sitting over my aorta (big either vein or artery from the heart that has very loud mama heartbeat, in case someone doesnt know).. so my heart was covering up his/hers! Then she caught the hb for about 3 beats, and it was gone, baby was jumping around, hehe.

I also asked her about waterbirth, and she said i would need to switch to the midwives for that. I told her i didnt want to offend her by switching, it wasnt a matter of care at all, it was a matter of wanting a water birth in the natural birthing center of my hospital. She said she wasnt offended at all, and that I should make my next prenatal appt with Shirley, the midwife, and see how I like her, and if I wanted to switch, they would do that stuff for me

So im really happy now

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Old 09-10-2007, 03:11 PM   #2
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That's so awesome that you have that option! And YAY for hearing the heartbeat, even if it was only for 3 beats. How are you feeling?
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Old 09-10-2007, 03:16 PM   #3
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That's terrific! A water birth sounds soooo nice!

I wish the practice I'm going to had a midwife on staff I saw one for my 1st until I was hospitalized w/ PTL. With my second, I found a terrific practice by accident: I found it because I was looking for a midwife that was covered by insurance. It turned out to be a high risk practice! So I was able to see my midwife and have her deliver while getting any extra care I needed from one of the docs. This time, I couldn't find anywhere like that. My midwife AND doc had both moved! Eh. We'll see how this doc works out. I'm not feelin the love so far
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Old 09-10-2007, 03:20 PM   #4
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WOOOHOO! Hooray for a great appt! And a water birth~how awesome!
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Re: 12w6d appt today :)

i really loved my doctor, so i was sad to leave her, but i want a waterbirth more than i want her, and i probably wouldnt even get her for the delivery. I'd get one of the other two docs-- one of which didnt have enough time to see my aunt or my cousin about their D&Cs and acted like "this happens all the time, its no big deal" yeah, um, doesnt matter if YOU see it all the time, they are the ones going through it! and the other doc there is c-section happy, i think, lol. But theres 4 midwives, so thats good, i just hope they are nice! I dont like people who are like, blah-- ya know? I want someone soothing, not someone who sees me as just another pregnant chick, lol.
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^That's really what I was looking for the entire pregnancy. I didn't think it would be so difficult, but after 3 OBs I'm SO glad I wound up with a midwife. That rocks that there are 4 midwives affiliated with your center!!! Where do you live?
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Congrats on the heartbeat!!!!
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:33 PM   #8
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Re: 12w6d appt today :)

allison-- i live right outside chicago. Theres actually no birth centers in illinois, and the hospital im going to (in the town next to us) is the only birth center (well, its attached to a hospital) in the western suburbs. For some reason, birth centers are not allowed in illinois, but i read that a bill was recently passed, at the urging of a midwife from the same hospital, but not in my practice, to allow birth centers.

As far as I know, theres onl like 7-8 midwives that use the birth center, so hopefully it woulndt be so busy that I wouldnt get a room!

ETA: i dont know if the info i said before is correct. there might be other ABCs attached to hospitals in the western suburbs, but im not 100% on that
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Old 09-10-2007, 05:10 PM   #9
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Re: 12w6d appt today :)

I forgot something else!!!! I havent gained weight! My stretchmarks are insane, so I was convinced I would have gained at least a few pounds, and nothing!!!

prenatal appt 1: 183
prenatal appt 2: 181
prenatal appt 3: 180

not like a huge loss, but i never ever thought I would have trouble gaining weight! I have to start drinking slim fast to increase the calories.
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