March OB apt

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March OB apt

Postby akemt » Fri Mar 19, 2004 02:42 pm

I had my apppointment today and all is well. I'm feeling rather confident in my new doctor. I've gained 4 lbs this month (finally) and hopefully it won't become a problem of putting on too much weight now! LOL

My doctor agreed that my pulse and blood pressures, while not bad, are higher than my norm and require careful watching since the BP should be at its lowest now instead of 15-20 pts higher from my baseline. She offered to have me start coming every 2 weeks now (even if just for BP checks) but I told her I was fine with 4 weeks at this point. She'll be informed as soon as anything goes haywire anyway! [;)] She did mention that we will be upping the visits soon and setting up more of a BP schedule (when to take them at home, etc...though not in so many words). She said that I was intelligent (EGO BOOST! [:D] [:I]) and knew what to do. Which from what I understand, meant that she wasn't too concerned about letting us keep close watch at home at this point because I am fairly well informed.

The doctor is more concerned about AFI's in the 3rd trimester and we'll probably take another look when I get to that point in a couple months. According to her report I was at 10.4 cm which is still considered good, but below average. I was a tad concerned because Emma's was at 16 at this point and plummeted so quickly. She explained to me the differences between scoring AFI's in second and third trimesters (2 quadrants versus 4, I think) and it put me more at ease. I was already in my third trimester by the time we had Oligo problems so I never knew the difference between them.

So, while I still feel impending doom on the horizon [;)] (LOL you know what I mean) everything is going great!

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Re : March OB apt

Postby alimarie » Fri Mar 19, 2004 03:04 pm

Catherine,

Congrats on the great appt! Wow, I never had to worry about gaining weight with my daughter. It was more of an annoyance to see how much I was gaining at the end. I dread that if it happens again.
Excuse my ignorance but what is AFI level? I assume maybe amniotic fluid?



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Re : March OB apt

Postby akemt » Fri Mar 19, 2004 04:06 pm

Yep, I had Oligo (low fluid) with dd #1. AFI stands for amniotic fluid index.

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Re : March OB apt

Postby alimarie » Fri Mar 19, 2004 09:43 pm

Thanks for the clarification. I was onto it!

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Re : March OB apt

Postby julie f » Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:11 pm

Catherine,

So glad your appt was good! Sounds like your doctor is a keeper!

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Re : March OB apt

Postby sweetiesuzy » Sun Mar 21, 2004 05:59 am

Glad to hear the great news about your appointment! You are cooking right along. We are half way there... [:D] Hooray! I have my level II ultrasound tomorrow to confirm everything is OK with the baby. I am nervous, but will let you know how it goes.

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Re : March OB apt

Postby julie f » Sun Mar 21, 2004 10:13 am

Oh my gosh, half way there????????????? When I just read that I couldn't believe it! It seems like just yesterday yall announced your little babies-to-be....!!!! Well, maybe it doesn't seem like just yesterday to you [;)] but, where has the time gone?!?!

Suzanna - lots of good wishes for a great u/s, can't wait to hear your update.

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Re : March OB apt

Postby evansmom » Mon Mar 22, 2004 05:58 am

Catherine,
So glad to hear all is well so far! Just keep thinking positive thoughts...it sounds like you're on the right track!


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