|8 w 3 d|
So after the ultrasound, I have to provide an urine sample...it appears they test to ensure you are pregnant. Seems like it should be the opposite, but then I wouldn't have the full bladder that is beneficial to the ultrasound when conducting on the outside of the belly. After the ultrasound, AJ went back to work. I am so happy I chose a local OBGYN so that my husband could come to the appointments, even when he is on duty.
Afterwards, I met with the doctor. We discussed my medical history, and he answered any questions I had. He was very surprised and pleased that I knew so much about pregnancy - especially having a blood type that is Rh-. He was glad to see I had done my research. I like the OB very much. He doesn't believe a pregnant woman needs to live in a bubble, and that most things are okay in moderation. He wasn't against exercise or me continuing my pre pregnancy routine, as long as I was comfortable when doing so.
Then came the fun part...the pelvic exam. So we'll skip that part. Though I will say the doctor and nurse put me at ease - really like the practice so far!
Afterwards, I had to go give blood (9 tubes) and another urine sample! Thank goodness that I drank all that water. The nurse conducting the lab samples said she didn't understand why the OB always had his patient give a sample, and then sent them upstairs 30 minutes later. Most can't go twice. Most don't drink as much water as I do!
In all, I was at the doctor's office for 2 hours. Normally, I can't stand being at the doctor's office, but today was definitely an exception. Well worth every waiting minute. :)