I had my first prenatal appointment. I was so much more nervous than I though I would be. Mind you, I’m not a very gracious nervous person. I sweat, giggle, and stumble over my words. It’s quite ridiculous. I really half expected my doctor to say something like, “REALLY? YOU’RE REALLY GOING TO TRY TO HAVE A BABY WITH ALL OF THESE HEALTH ISSUES?!” He did not, however. He was kind and wonderful. He patiently answered my 5 million questions and, while I’m considered high risk, he gave me lot of assurance about the high risk prenatal team that would be working together with me. I was hoping to get to see my little sesame seed on an ultrasound but I have to wait maybe another week. After I’m 20 weeks pregnant, I will have ultrasounds every 2 weeks.
Some Tips for Week 5:
- You may be going for your first OB appointment this week. Get a good feel for your doctor. If he pregnancy-shames you for having a chronic illness and wanting a baby, leave and find someone else. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
- Be sure to write down the million questions you want to ask your OB doctor. And, yes, it’s ok to have a million questions and none of them are stupid.
- Zofran, and anti-nausea medication will be your bestest friend. Mint tea has also been my bestie to help battle the belly burn.