I had my first OB appointment yesterday. It was more like a meet and great with the RN. I guess the way they work is they have the RN, the Nurse Practitioners and the doctor. The first appointment is with the RN then my next appointment will be with the Nurse Practitioner and then the one after that will be with the doctor. WHEW….
Anyway, she was great. She got all of our medical history and we talked a lot. She then took my blood pressure and my weight. I was pleased (and puzzled) to find out that I lost 6 pounds since the day before my IUI. Strange but what can I do.
She gave me plenty of information about what to expect during a pregnancy and I asked plenty of questions too. Some that she wasn’t able to answer and asked me to ask the doctor once I see him.
I wanted to know if since I have PCOS and was never told if I was insulin deficient if those two went hand in hand or not. She wasn’t sure how to answer it.
I also asked her what are the chances (percentage wise) of a missed miscarriage again and she wasn’t comfortable with giving me a number, so she asked me to ask the doctor.
Now, she gave me plenty of literature to read and we talked about the Pregnancy Screening Program and that I had the choice of doing it or not. I didn’t know I had a choice since my last OB didn’t really ask me.
For those of you who know me, you know that I always want to know everything therefore I have to do the full Screening Program. I just do. The thing is, no matter what the results are I wouldn’t change or terminate my pregnancy for any reason. I just want to be ready for anything. I just need to know and be ready, that’s all.
They also want me to change from my regular over the counter prenatal to a prescription one. I don’t mind at all and I believe that my insurance will cover it without a problem.
I’m trying one today, it’s called Duet DHA with Ferrazone. So far so good. It didn’t make me nauseous or anything so if I’m ok with it I’ll go ahead and take that one.
I also got a goody bag from my very nice RN. Inside of this bag we had the 5 different samples of prenatal, a bag from Similac and another bag from Enfamil. I have samples of milk powder and the little liquid too. It’s adorable.
I also got all the literature that I have to read and a pregnancy journal.
It’s awesome and I was so excited about this little bag. I guess it just makes it official since I haven’t bought anything yet.
Next week we’re going in for the ultrasound. To say that I’m nervous is an understatement. I get freaked out that I won’t see my baby and it’s just so scary.
I’m praying that everything is going to be ok. It just has to be ok.