Did DH come with you to your appts?

As much as DH wants to come with me to all these appointments he does have a pretty demanding job so getting off work is tough. He came with me on my last appt w my RE so he was able to see the heartbeat for the first time and he thanked the doctor and nurses. But due to his work, he couldn't make it to the first prenatal appt. Now I have my NT scan in a little over a week and I was wondering if I should ask DH come with me to this one. I'm trying to pick and choose which appointments he should attend. Did your DH come with you to all your appointments? If not, which ones did he attend?
Posted on September 20, 2012 at 5:58 am
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olga21
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My DH does come to all of them, but only because he has off from work for Monday and Wednesday (those are his school days from 2 pm). So we always schedule our appointments very early those days. To be honest I don't think it is super important that he comes to all of them. I am glad he does but, for me the only very important appointments are the ultrasound ones. I love seeing our boy together :) All my other appointments are always only 10 minutes long....lol. I have had the easiest pregnancy ever, so there is never anything to check or complain about.
Posted on September 20, 2012 at 7:18 am
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He should definitely come to the NT...it takes a while and you get to see the baby a lot!

My hubby comes to every single appt...we went through some tough times and I thank gawd I didn't have to go alone...but now, with things looking good...he wants to be there because he doesn't want to miss a thing! He even comes to the quickie OB appts where they just listen to the HB and ask if you have any questions!
Posted on September 20, 2012 at 7:36 am
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So far been to 2 and plan on attending all. He requested that I make my appointments on his off day (Thursday) so he can attend. I have no problem with him coming because he is like an extra set of ears. The ultrasound tech mentioned a cyst and I forgot what she said but I asked dh tonight and he remembered.

Posted on September 20, 2012 at 4:12 pm
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DH has made it to all my appointments except for my first visit with the Midwife since she just did girly stuff and made me sign some forms.  He still feels regret that he wasn't with me during our last pregnancy when we found out we lost the baby so he's present for every appointment.

Posted on September 21, 2012 at 3:31 am
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FI came to all but 1 of my appointments, and that was an ultrasound that we asked my mom to come to so she could see our boys bouncing around!
We're very lucky because his job is purely based on deadlines so as long as he delivers on time he can work when and where he wants.
Posted on September 21, 2012 at 3:54 am
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DH came to my first & second appointment with the midwife and the first ultrasound. After second appointment we decided that DH doesn't need to attend every appointment being he loses pay to attend the 15 minute appointment where they just ask me what I eat. If things get more interesting I'll tell him he needs to start coming agian. Plus my mom really wants to come with me too.

Posted on September 21, 2012 at 5:16 am
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I haven't had my first appointment yet but DH wants to be at every one. I think it's important to at least invite your DH to the appointment and explain what it will entail. For men they don't get to feel the baby grow and move so it's important for them to be as involved as possible to make the pregnancy and baby more real to them

Posted on September 22, 2012 at 12:44 am
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I asked DH if he would be willing to come with me to appointments and he said of course.  I just feel guilty bc I know his job is a bit demanding.  He'll be with me for the NT scan. 

Posted on September 23, 2012 at 3:23 am
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He came to many of them but not all. The first few months he did then the nt scan. Then I told him to not stress (his job was pretty demanding) coming to certain monthly ones. But when things started getting complicated he started coming to all again.
Posted on September 24, 2012 at 1:47 am
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He came to the first couple, the gender scan and all towards the end.  Like WMforever I had some complications so he wanted to be there.  The in between ones are so quick - hear the heartbeat, measure the belly and go over any concerns I had. 

Posted on September 24, 2012 at 4:02 am

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