Went to the OB this morning. So far, so good. The baby was moving like crazy. Then, the dr. said, “why don’t we do a nuchal translucency.” – even though it wasn’t scheduled. I was all for it. She had some trouble finding the exact angle she needed. But, was able to report that everything looked fine. The measurement was 1.2mm – over 3mm they start to be concerned. DH was a total wreck and couldn’t even look at the screen. I think I’ll have to go on my own from here on out – he said he’ll wait in the waiting room (like the 1950s, I guess.) I told him I’d look for a book to help him feel more comfortable. Let me know if any of you have good suggestions. I have this forum and “What to Expect” so I do know more about what’s going on. To him, everything seems so scary and he’s waiting for the shoe to drop.
In “What to Expect” it says you can’t always find the hb easily w/ the Doppler, so I thought it might cause more worry. Let us know how it works for you.
So sorry about DH’s grandmom. That’s really tough, esp. when it’s so suddenly.
Wow, you’re really in for a dramatic (if sedentary) adventure. I hope you like to read. My two days of bed rest after the transfer pretty much made me ready to throw the tv out the window. It'll all be worth it once you hold a beautiful, healthy baby.
At my HMO,after the prelim appts, I can get the same OB from here on out, which is great because I really like her. But, the delivery staff rotates, so I could end up having the baby delivered by a stranger, which is a bummer.
Sounds like a very stressful situation. Thinking of you and wishing you the very best. I know there are a lot of people with strong opinions, but you need to do what you think is right for you and your family. I had to make a very difficult decision when they discovered ancephely with my last pregnancy and many of us understand how heart wrenching it can be.
My OB thinks REs overprescribe the progesterone and estrace and that it’s really not needed for most women. To be extra sure, you may want to ask your RE to test your levels. I’m supposed to go off 4/9,then come in 4/11 to make sure progesterone is over 30. If so, I get to stay off of it.
08 IVF: lost twins 1 MC/1 anencephaly
1/30/09 FET: BFP!
9/21/09 She's here! born 5 weeks early, 4lb. 6 oz., 17-1/2 in.