Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Specialist...Not So Special Afterall....

I am irritated....So we went for our first visit with the high risk perinatal group. They will be taking over complete control of my care. When we were told we would have to go in today at 3pm for our first appointment, we were told to block off at least 2 hours of time because the first visit would be lengthy. Good, I thought, we will finally get information and not feel rushed when discussing Ashlyn's situation. They said we would meet with various providers in the practice and get an ultrasound.

Well, we were driving home by 3:35pm.....No ultrasound (they never scheduled one). We met with an NP and MD who both had no new news for us. The NP took a brief medical history. The MD listened to Ashlyn's fetal heart tones...nice and strong HR. They never measured my fundal height like my midwives always would do at this point in pregnancy (I know I is not the most scientific measurement out there...but it is better than nothing). My BP was elevated 161/88, but no proteins in my urine. They are having me do a 24 hour urine screen just to get a baseline in case the high BP starts causing problems. I also will have to do the 3 hour glucose tolerance test, but the NP said that a BG of 157 on the 1 hour is "not too bad."

The next ultrasound we have will not be until April 13th....that feels like forever away.....Oh well, back to the waiting game....

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