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Crystalll.89's Pregnancy

My Due Date: April 6, 2020
I am postpartum » My due date was more than 2 weeks ago
Age: 31 years old

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Intake Appointment at 11 weeks
By Crystalll.89 » Posted Sep. 16, 2019 6:03pm - 151 views - 6 comments

Just had my long first OB apt this morning, I was feeling very nervous, because I had blood work done to further test my rH factor, which can greatly affect my baby if I get certain results. We prayed in the car before going in, and I felt a sense of peace. We went in and met with an RN, she went over all our health history, explained genetic testing, flu shot, all of which we are opting out of. She also checked to see if my blood results had come back, but they haven't yet. It's been almost a week, that is probably what I am most worried about.

I also wasn't even planning on having the Midwife use the Doppler since I was terrified, but I texted my friend Theresa, and she said "do it!" So, with my heart pounding, I let the midwife use the doppler, she found the heartbeat within 3 seconds, and then baby moved, so she felt around in there for like 5 seconds and found it again, which is when we could really hear it. I immediately teared up and put my hand to my mouth in awe. Looked over at Justin, and he was tearing up just beaming sunlight out of his face. The last time we had a doppler to my belly, there was nothing, back with my pregnancy that ended in MC last December. It was devastating, and you carry that with you forever. I can't describe how much relief and gratefulness I felt in that moment. It was surreal hearing our little babies heart beating away so strongly. FHR was 173, which midwife assured us was great, a tad on the higher end, but probably because I was so nervous at that moment. We called MIL on the way back, and told her the news, she was crying of happiness. I also told Cherie at work, as well as Barb. Of course Theresa was the first I told, felt like she was right there with me cheering me on. I am so grateful to God for this little miracle he gifted us, and I feel a sense of peace today.

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Comment from sonata85 » Posted Sep. 17, 2019 12:01pm
Oops last part of my comment got cut off—just saying again try not to worry about the RH test results. It’s a standard blood test done in early pregnancy. 85% of people are RH positive anyway. Sorry for all the info. I worried myself sick over the blood type thing when I found out about it but wish I hadn’t :) :)

Comment from sonata85 » Posted Sep. 17, 2019 11:56am
Congratulations!! So glad you heard a strong heartbeat and your rainbow is on the way. I’m about a month behind you. About the RH factor—try not to worry. My blood type is O Negative, and my daughters are both A positive thanks to my husband. If you’re RH Negative, you’ll get a Rhogam shot around 28 weeks. That will prevent your body from basically attacking the red blood cells of the baby in a future pregnancy in the event that your current baby is RH positive and your blood mixes with the baby’s during delivery. Your next pregnancy could be affected, but not this one. So try not to worry about the RH test. I had a bleeding scare at 22 weeks with my first daughter. I didn’t get the Rhogam shot after because I wasn’t at my hospital and they didn’t think to check my blood type. Even so, I didn’t develop the immune response against my baby’s blood (which would have meant that my 2nd daughter could have been affected). Anyway, tr

Comment from starburstice » Posted Sep. 16, 2019 8:23pm
Hahah yesss!

Comment from Crystalll.89 » Posted Sep. 16, 2019 6:30pm
Oh no, lol. Guess we have to do the old school *crying*

Comment from starburstice » Posted Sep. 16, 2019 6:15pm
Those ?? Were crying emojis lol, forgot you can't use emojis on here

Comment from starburstice » Posted Sep. 16, 2019 6:15pm
Awwwww ????????

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