2-2-11 - The Second Appointment

I had my 2nd prenatal appointment on February 2nd.  This was supposed to be the "big" appointment, but apparently the doctor that I saw during the first appointment covered the majority of bases, including the blood work, so this one didn't end up being that big of a deal.

First she went through a lot of information with us (it was with a different doctor from last time.)  That was nice since I didn't really feel like we got much information at the first appointment.  We talked about genetic testing such as the CVS and first trimester screenings, and I think we're probably going to do the less invasive first trimester one.

We also got to hear the heartbeat although it wasn't an easy process, which is made it notably less exciting.  Basically, because of my retroverted uterus, which is tilted back towards my spine instead of towards my stomach, it makes it very hard to find the heartbeat.  The doctor couldn't find it at all.  She finally had to call in a nurse who used the doppler thing to find the heartbeat while the doctor manually and internally shoved my uterus towards my stomach with her hand.  The discomfort (it wasn't painful, but horrible uncomfortable) of that pretty much negated any excitement that I might have felt at hearing the heartbeat, since I was cringing the entire time.  I'm pretty sure when the nurse excitedly said, "There it is! Do you hear it?!" I grunted something like, "Oh.. yeah."

Oh well.  It can't be a magical moment for everyone right?


Corinne said...

umm...that sounds terribly uncomfortable. But YAY for hearing the healthy heartbeat :)

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