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Week 9
~ New Doctor

After my scare last week I have spent this week really thinking about the lack of concern my new doctor showed at my very first visit ever to him. He didn't ask one question about previous pregnancies or any other questions about my history with health in general.

Let me take you back a little bit to my previous pregnancies. With my first pregnancy in 2001, I was only 20 and it was a fairly easy, uneventful pregnancy. The labor was a little rough but I think most people have that with their first. My second pregnancy in 2004 was great until 25 weeks when I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, then three weeks later I got kidney stones and had to have a little surgery placing a stent. My doctor induced me at 37 weeks with him because my kidney stones were causing so many problems. My last pregnancy in 2008-2009, I was able to dodge the gestational diabetes bullet but was having a lot of pre-term labor symptoms starting at 33 weeks. I was dilated to a 3 and 70% effaced by that time. I went into Labor and Delivery four times between 33 weeks and 36 weeks when I delivered Kaden and received Terbutaline shots. So I don't have huge risks in pregnancy but with this one being as close as it is to my last one, I thought there would be more concern but there wasn't.

I decided to try a midwife and she is wonderful. Very thorough and kind, we went over all of my history and she did another ultrasound. It is amazing the difference one week makes. She found that the baby is measuring 1 week smaller than we were guessing and she is concerned with a large cyst on my right ovary. She asked me to come back in two weeks so we can make sure the baby is growing and the cyst is shrinking. I feel like I will have a much better experience with her. Based on that ultrasound, my new due date is around the 10th of October.

I hope everyone has a great week!!
Melica


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