Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Appointment Update - Nothing to Tell

We had our appointment last night. I really like the midwife from last night- there are three in the practice and this one was bubbly (but not overly so), friendly and reassuring, as well as knowledgable. She talked to us for a while, and then did an exam and took blood for lab work.

We've officially decided that the only screening we're going to have is the 20 week ultrasound. We don't need anything else in our estimation. Other than that, she gave us some things to think about that I'll let E post about when she has a moment. (She's been overloaded at work lately, hence the one-sided posting lately.)

Unfortunately, we still didn't hear the heartbeat, so we're going back in two weeks for a fetal heart check. We will probably consider an u/s at that point if we still don't hear the heartbeat. The mw told us, though, that my uterus is "very anterior", so that would make hearing an early heartbeat rather difficult. Other than that, though, I guess everything "looks good."


*G* said...

Things sound good! Congrats! For what it's worth, J and I skipped the nuchal screen at 12 weeks but did the quad screen at 16 weeks since it only involved taking some of my blood - but we'll be skipping that one next time as well. Too many false positives with the test and unnecessary stress as a result.

Keri said...

I'm glad to hear you like the midwife. That's a good start to a great experience.

Erin, Maria and Mateo said...

Liking the midwife can make a good pregnancy great!

We had an u/s at 6 weeks (had to be a vaginal one because he was so small at that point) to see if I had more than one baby since I took Clomid. Other than that, we just did the 20 week big u/s and had regular check-ups.

Holly said...

Everything sounds great! It's wonderful that you like the midwife!

Carey said...

Sounds like things are going great!! Just an FYI - we didn't hear The Boy's heartbeat until 11 weeks. (and Steph has an anterior placenta too)