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Old 05.07.2011, 13:48
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Re: First Prenatal check-up @ 8th week

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Noooooo....they are too huge. Ick.
Not a fan of those sonic beasts.
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Old 05.07.2011, 14:24
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Re: First Prenatal check-up @ 8th week

Congrats also from me! I think something important done at this checkup is to also calculate the delivery date. This estimation is actually more correct than what you'd calculate yourself (and in my case it totally fit!).
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Re: First Prenatal check-up @ 8th week

Congrats!!! The first appointment is SO exciting! The transvaginal ultrasound is no biggie at all. You don't even really feel it as it hardly penetrates very far in order to get a good view into the uterus. I had never even considered the possibility of twins, so when the doctor confirmed the yolk sac and the embryo were in the correct place and then specified there was only one, I was a little shocked. Of course there's only one!

My doctor did a quick pap smear to test for any and all possible STDs and then a blood test (two vials or so) to test everything else - blood type, HIV, varicella (chicken pox) immunity, toxoplasmosis immunity, etc etc etc!

I didn't have my husband go along with me because I figured it was so early there wouldn't be much to see...but I was wrong. I suggest your take yours along with you. I couldn't help but crying when I saw the little blob with a tiny heart fluttering away on the sonogram screen!

So for the next appointment after that, I took my husband and it was right around 12 weeks. That was INCREDIBLE! The ultrasound was so phenomenally beautiful. By that point the baby had legs and arms and was dancing and flipping and kicking and having a great time. It was the BEST moment for both of us!

Another thing I recommend is the book "Your Pregnancy Week-by-Week" from DK. You can buy it with free delivery from the Book Depository here. It has tons of full color photographs and life size diagrams for the weeks of pregnancy. I am in my seventh month and I have loved having that book!!!

Congrats again and enjoy! It's amazing how quickly time flies when you're expecting! xo
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Re: First Prenatal check-up @ 8th week

I recommend bringing your husband along. Seeing the baby really helps the daddy connect with him/her.

At 8 weeks, it's the dildo ultrasound, as people have mentioned, but you don't really feel much. By the next appointment, it's likely you will have graduated to the belly-top ultrasound. My first appt was at 7 weeks this time around, and the doctor even told me from which ovary I had ovulated.

Other than that, you'll probably give urine/blood samples and have your weight and blood pressure taken. The doctor will also ask whether you're taking a prenatal with folic acid and get on your case if you're not. Hint: when morning sickness makes swallowing a pill tough, try chewable vitamins.

(I'm 12 weeks pregnant with our second baby.)
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