1st prenatal appointment & ultrasound: 6 weeks

Hey, ladies! :) 


I went to my first prenatal visit today, and I wanted to share my experience, especially since it was done so early.  I am 7 weeks 2 days based on the date of my last period, but due to the size of the baby, they put me at 6 weeks 1 day (which wasn't surprising... temping and using OPKs--knowing I ovulate late.  I already expected that ;) )


I was so excited that I got to see the little bean so early, but nervous, because I knew that we might not see a heartbeat.  I watched a few youtube videos of other 6 week ultrasounds, so as soon as my uterus was on the screen, I knew what to look for and saw the little heart.  We even got to hear it.  The lady moved quickly, and wasn't much for tolerating me being sappy, but I didn't care.  It was our moment :)  And we took a moment to thank God, especially after my pelvic pain.  For this visit at least, everything is on course.


They did a bunch of bloodwork and then gave me a whole packet of samples and info.  I was shocked at how many samples I got.  Anyone else feel this way?  I know that pregnancy is a business, but sheesh!  I got 8 different samples of prenatal vitamins!  LOL.     


I also a got a flu shot because my doctor recommended it (along with all 3 docs I have talked to).  I did not do a Pap because I got one 3 months ago at my physical.  They were going to do it anyway, but I asked them not to because I didn't want to deal with bleeding that could come from it.  I don't need another thing to freak me out...especially because my results from July were normal.


 

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 8:37 am
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GermanBride2011
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Great to hear, that everything went well on your first app and too excited that you could hear the heartbeat at 6 weeks! :)

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 8:41 am
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Yay! Congrats on hearing the heartbeat! I hear ya on the sap! I feel like crying everytime I hear it. It's like music to the ears!

I was taking OTC prenatals until my RE prescribed Citranate 90 DHA. I didn't even have a choice.
Posted on October 10, 2012 at 8:48 am
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I have a sample of Citranate 90.  I may even have 2 of them....do you know if there was a reason the RE suggested it over another brand?

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 9:03 am
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I don't think he had any special reason.  Maybe he gets paid by them?  I think any of them should be fine.  I do notice a difference between OTC and prescription.  Prescription just seems easier to swallow and gives me less headaches.  I was using Rainbow before the prescriptions so it might just be that brand too.

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 10:41 am
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congrats! I cant stand prenatal vitamins that you have to swallow, i take the gummy ones 

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 1:14 pm
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Aww your reaction is so sweet :) I love hearing you ladies talking about it. I am not gonna lie, I did not react like that when I heard the heart beat for the first time. I felt extreme panic, fear and even dissapointment :( Now it makes me a bit sad. I guess that is a major difference between a planned and unplanned pregnancy. Our LO is never going to know lol ;) I am soo gonna lie and tell him just how happy we were when we found out hehe...
Posted on October 10, 2012 at 7:34 pm

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