They generally don't do much testing to be honest. Just a 12 week scan with bloods and NT scan if you want it then that's it until 20 weeks when you get another scan and bloods. The mid wife appointments are about 8 weeks, 16 weeks, 28 weeks then go to every 3 or 4 weeks, sometimes less if it's not your first pregnancy.
As much as it was a horrible time waiting for the heart scan, at least I've managed to get under a consultant who is more than happy to closely monitor things every 2 - 3 weeks from now on even though there is no concern. It's all worked out quite well.
I had a student midwife sitting in at my last appointment and she was at the ante natal class the next day and we recognised each other. She then said she was working on the labour ward from 3rd January so she should be there when I go in, I feel quite good about that. I know she's only a student but at least she may be able to sit with me when the other midwives have to go off and look after other ladies.
I can't beleive your 20 weeks already I remember you from the TTC forums.
How are you feeling ?
Truely, The only testing I have had is a MW appt and U/S at 6 weeks ( mine was so early because I had a TR back in '08 and we wory about a tubal pregnancy since I only have one tube)
I had another MW appt at 10 weeks, they did bloods then.
My next appt is at 16 weeks..
Here in Canada you usually have a appt every 4-6 weeks till 32 weeks then every other week till 36 weeks then it is every week till birth.
We also have a 20 week U/S and nothing else if everything seems okay.
I opted not to do any "extra" testing due to my age.. amnio ect...
They won't tell you the sex of the baby at the U/S which is done in our local hospital so we are having a pvt scan done on Dec 3rd.. plus we plan on doing a 3D /4D U/S around 26 weeks ( same as we did with our last daughter)
Pretty much like here for appointments. I was comtemplating not having the NT tests done and very much doubt I would have been able to have an amnio if required but DF really wanted to have an idea of where we stood so I went along with the first bit of the testing.
3rd of Dec isn't that far off, I know, I'm on countdown to my birthday the day after. Being able to break up the weeks to Ava's arrival does help a lot. It will only be a few weeks to your 20 week scan after that.
I think the hospitals here moving towards not telling you the sex. I've asked at every scan and they've either not been able to tell or been very non commital about it. We only managed to find out from the private scan.
You know I haven't had any comments (other than the generic crap you see on here from people who really have no idea what they are talking about). If anyone has said anything it's been out of earshot, everyone I speak to is really happy for us.
The doctor called with my test results from the NT scan and everthing is fine. As I told you all in a earlier post here in the States they have something we call the Jack and Jill gender test where they draw blood from you to see what you are having. Well I am supposely have a Boy!! I am not upset like I thought I would be. Bottomline is he is a gift from God and he has a purpose. So go team blue!!!
ready, glad to hear everything is okay and congratulations on a boy
I have never heard of a " Jack and Jill" test. How can they tell the sex of the baby by a simple blood test ?
How accuate is it ?
Do you want me to add blue to your name or wait till the gender is confirmed ?
AFM, I was looking at myself in the mirror this morning after my shower ( trust me I try not to do that often)
I can't beleive how big I have gotten and I am only 15 weeks !!
I looked this big at six months with Emily..
The funny thing is I had lost about 13 lbs in my first tri and have gain maybe 3lbs back.. where did this belly come from ??
I am not a "small" women to begin with but should it make that much of a difference ?
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