I made a list of questions last night – to make sure I wouldn’t forget anything, because I am ultra forgetful now, I’m starting to forget words for things every now and then… =)
So, I came in and told him straight up – I have this list, he said – lets get started.
Let me first make an initial disclaimer – many of you may give me advice to try and alleviate my concerns, and I really appreciate it, but once I hear it from my doctor, then I’ll be more or less sold on it.
So the first big thing –
We will find out the gender in 2-3 weeks. We need to schedule our ultrasound appointment, so I will let you know when that happens for sure, so no one has to ask me!
And another big thing – I gained 6 lbs in 2 weeks!! YAAAAY!!!
2. I asked him about sleeping/lying on the back. I’m not sure what … why… I read it in my phone apps and my baby center book – that lying like that could cut off the circulation to the baby… So apparently that’s a bunch of BS, the only thing that could do is – restrict the supply of blood to the top part of your body, so you’ll develop shortness of breath, etc. So I guess even if you do turn on your back in the middle of the night, you would instinctively flip over into another position. Except if I lie (is that the right kind of lie? I think so…) on my back – my tailbone starts to hurt. The tailbone was another question, but apparently that’s normal and to be excepted. As my doc keeps saying – there are lots of new things to feel, not all of them are pleasant.
3. The dreaded scary question – hemorrhoids and heartburn. Not everyone gets it!!! =) So I might be fine. Like everyone keeps telling me – I’ll know it when I feel it, but I don’t want to be expecting this stuff around every corner, if you know what I mean. So main rule – no constipation = no hemorrhoids! Yay!
4. I asked him for his professional opinion on DHA, he said there’s not enough evidence for solid medical advice, it is just really in fashion right now. But DHA is actually shown to cause more post-delivery bleeding, etc. He recommended actually going with DHEA instead, but then as I was doing research for this entry I came across this article and now I’m just going to say screw it to those nasty pills:
Especially since the evidence is concerning and kind of controversial. Now it is more of a safe-than-sorry case rather than – if-its-potentially-good-but-not-harmful-I’m-going-to-do-everything-I-can.
And I also asked him if there is a difference between regular vitamins vs prenatal ones, and as long as there’s folic acid and iron – it doesn’t matter what I take. So I can finally stop this whole torture (it sure felt like torture) of looking for the right vitamins, etc etc. I’m going back to the regular multivitamins!
5. It was really awesome to hear the baby’s heartbeat with the little doppler machine. I should get one at home, listen to it all day =) Because it’s still hard to believe there is someone inside there! Though I do feel occasional flutters, they’re still very light. But in the next 2-3 weeks I should start feeling some more serious action in there.
6. Got my flu shot as per his strong recommendation. The nurse gave me a snoopy bandaid. Apparently everyone tells her she better have a fun one.
7. Talked to him about birth-classes. Did any of you guys go to birth classes? Since we’re moving shortly, and he might be going to work in another country, we left it up in the air for now.
8. Apparently you guys are not the only ones that get cracked up by me. He actually used the exact words “You crack me up!” as he was leaving. He hasn’t even read my blog yet!
That’s all I got!
And I think from now on I will start highlighting my questions for you guys, so it will be easier for you.
Gotta go watch the Bachelor, that’s what cracks ME up. ;)