Okay, so I just talked to the new (high-risk/MFM) doc's office. They were PLANNING to see me at 8 weeks for a consult and have my first ultrasound at 12 weeks.
When they said that, I pretty much burst into frustrated tears (quietly and calmly)---hormones! I explained that I was on medications to stay pregnant, I had no idea of this pregnancy was even viable and every single day makes me more and more crazy. So, she managed to move my appointment a week earlier (7 weeks) and to make sure I get an early viability ultrasound then.
I wish they were doing more (HCG quants just to make me feel better) until then, but I am hoping against hope that they'll want to see me more than once a month after they see me the first time.
Please, God, let them have souls and understand how absolutely out of my mind I am. Please, God, let them see that I cannot play the "wait it out" game without going completely nuts.
And please, God, let there be a tiny baby in there growing. Please, God, let us see a heartbeat.
Please, God, don't do that to me again. Six times is more than enough.
Will keep you in thoughts and prayers that baby is good and healthy! Keep us updated!
I'm hoping the best for you and your bean!
Grow baby, grow! Your mama's been through more than enough! :(
I'm sorry you are going through this. I was told my DS was probably a blighted ovum because they couldn't see anything on u/s 8 weeks after my last period. Only a gestational sack with no baby. My hcg levels were rising but very slowly. My OB suggested a 2 week wait and if I didn't start bleeding or cramping before then he'd do another u/s. If there was still no baby by then he would do a DNC. It was the longest two weeks of my life. I was so distraught I could barely take care of my daughter. I had gone through two miscarriages before having her and it really f***ked me up in the head. After a lot of praying I went back two weeks later and there he was with a healthy heart beat. I know it's no where near the struggle you are going through but I do know what it's like to feel powerless and to be told just to wait. I am sending up prayers for you. I hope things work out.
<blockquote><b>Quoting P Pickle Pants:</b>" Okay, so I just talked to the new (high-risk/MFM) doc's office. They were PLANNING to see me at 8 weeks ... [snip!] ... there growing. Please, God, let us see a heartbeat. Please, God, don't do that to me again. Six times is more than enough."</blockquote>
I truly hate that you have to wait so long to be seen :( Hopefully after your first appt, they do want to see you more often!
And I agree, six times is more than enough! Way more than enough :(
I hope they listen to you! I am praying for you and I hope baby grows big and strong.
Praying for you! It's so sad to hear any one haveing one. but I couldn't imagine what it would be like to thourgh 6 of them.. Please Lord Keep this baby healthy and growing!
omg, P. Your last two sentences have me teary eyed and choked up. I'm not religious, but I'm praying/hoping to whatever is out there, that this is it. That you get to keep this baby and it cries all night for you. <3
Women who know the struggles make the best mommies and appreciate their child! I only went through one miscarriage and I know how much it devasted me I can only imagine going through 6.. I will be praying for you! I hope this baby grows and is healthy.. you deserve to be a mommy! You will make a great one! Please let us know how everything goes!
My thoughts are with you P! **EXTREMELY STICKY DUST**
You must have read my mind that I was wondering about you and looking for updates. I really hate that they're going to make you wait and wonder. Maybe once you see them in person and explain all the struggles and losses you've had they'll be more empathetic and get you in more frequently.
Ok so this is going to sound like a crazy thing to do. But if you are worried about it really bad like I was I went to the er because I was afraid I was miscarrying and then they did an ultrasound :) and I felt better! Plus then like last week I was spotting and cried and thought no I am losing my baby :( and then I went to the er again and they didn't do an ultrasound but they did listen to the heartbeat of the baby and they found out that my spotting was something else. I am going to keep you in my prayers and I hope you don't have to go through this again. I have never mc but I can imagine that it is one of the worst things to experience :( and so therefore I will pray for you and pray that the doctors hurry up and do what needs to be done because if you are that stressed they should try to do it sooner so that way you don't over stress! I pray for a heartbeat for you!!!
<blockquote><b>Quoting Alexis's Mommy 2 Be:</b>" Women who know the struggles make the best mommies and appreciate their child! I only went through one ... [snip!] ... this baby grows and is healthy.. you deserve to be a mommy! You will make a great one! Please let us know how everything goes!"</blockquote>
Losing babies hasn't made me a better mom or a better person. It has simply left gaping wounds and aching scars.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Tabitha Barbour:</b>" Ok so this is going to sound like a crazy thing to do. But if you are worried about it really bad like ... [snip!] ... if you are that stressed they should try to do it sooner so that way you don't over stress! I pray for a heartbeat for you!!!"</blockquote>
I won't LIE and go to an ER. Stuff like that is why docs don't listen when there IS a real problem---people faking or exaggerating to get attention!!!
Plus---they won't do beta draws unless you're bleeding (I'm not) or cramping (I'm not) a lot of times. AND the ultrasound won't show anything that will soothe me until 6-7 weeks (at which point I'd be close enough to my appointment that it'd be stupid to go to the ER).