Monday, September 24, 2007

First appointment

Today is our first appointment with the Midwife. Now, most of you get an ultrasound during this appointment but not us. The MBC where we are (fingers crossed that there is no need to go medical) giving birth provides all of our pre-natal check ups as well. They do not do ultrasounds. They can order them though so we plan to ask for one around 20 weeks to see what we are having. Otherwise, blood work and "touchy feely" medical input for us only.

Why, go so non-medical? Well, since we had to be so medical for the last 2 years we are looking forward to fewer invasive procedures. This all considering everything is looking "normal" and proceeding, as it "should". We are not against the other forms of giving birth, pre-natal care, or whatever steps others need to take to ensure their pursuit to the same final goal as ours ends with a healthy baby (or two for some of you)!

So, here we go to our first appointment tonight. What happens at this appointment? I don't have a clue, probably many many many questions and "get to know ya" conversations. I am not even sure they will do any blood work. The first appointment is supposed to be 2 hours but we had to split it into two days because we needed an after 5 pm appointment.

Here we go, well at 6 pm!


vee said...

Ooh - good luck!
And I can understand the urge not to be poked and prodded and stuck with needles any more, since you don't *have* to.

Keri said...

I love the non-medical approach. That would be my first pick too.

Good luck tonight! I hope you really like her - she'll Love you both!

Melissa said...

Good luck! Can't wait to hear how it goes.

sandra said...

Good luck and yay, baby!!

maeby said...

Good luck, good luck! Keep us posted!

Carey said...

Good luck at your appt!! I think anyone who reads my blog knows we are 100% medical!! LOL Of course, that comes with being married to an MD as well.... that I and I am just to curious to know what's going on inside of me!! LOL Have I told you yet how excited I am that we're so close together in our dates?? Yeah!! We are so happy for you both. I guess the blog finally paid off! ;)

e. said...

i hope you had a good appointment! our MW is also low on the medical intervention - we only got one u/s at 22 weeks...and never had a beta.

K J and the kids said...

I think that is a great idea.
Will you deliver out of the hospital ?
Can't wait to hear what happens at your first appointment :)