My Wonderful Doctor Eased My AnxietyDevan McGuinness
You guys, in case I haven’t said it before, I will say it now—I love my doctor. I went and saw my doctor today for a follow-up appointment and I was able to address questions that I have about baby’s growth and some other concerns.
If you didn’t read my past few posts, you may want to catch up on what’s been going on with my kidneys and my urologist and the ultrasound I had last week. It was, and still is, a challenging pregnancy so far, but going forward we have a wonderful plan of action and it’s all better thanks to my understanding, caring OB and his staff.
I chatted with him about the ultrasound appointment last week and the experience with the technician. We talked about the baby’s size, my weight gain (more like weight loss) and how much I should expect to gain this pregnancy. He assured me that as long as I am staying hydrated, the baby will be fine and take what she or he needs from my body. Since I started off this pregnancy being quite healthy, with great vitamin and mineral levels, we should both be just fine even if I don’t end up gaining anything by the end of this. That took so much anxiety off of me, since keeping food down seems to be giving me trouble even now that I am 19+ weeks pregnant.
I have a follow-up ultrasound next week to see if we can get the anatomy scan done. We know the baby’s gender now, but want to confirm when she or he is a little bigger next week. Both my husband and I are now feeling better about all that’s going on. I’m not as worried about the baby’s size (my doctor said I may just have a small baby this time), my kidney issues are being well-taken care of, and no worries about my belly being smaller than I remember it ever being at this stage while I was pregnant with my other kids. (I am still able to comfortably wear my non-maternity pants.)
I love my OB and the caring way he looks after me. It really can make or break a pregnancy and he certainly makes it all so much easier for me.
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