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December 13, 2011

Doctor's Appointment

So today, I went in to meet with my back up doctor/OB... it was more of a consultation for my glucose scores and gestational diabetes but we still did the whole Blood pressure, urine analysis, heartbeat monitor.

The appointment went smooth enough, with my blood pressure at 114 / 62 and the baby's heartbeat was 146.

After looking over my scores, the OB said that my scores are "great" and that she could even advise the midwives that I don't need to take my scores 4x a day. Because the only values that are out of range are typically my night values, she advised to do my exercise in the evenings. This will not only keep me in range after dinner, but also make my fasting scores a little less sporadic.

The OB also advised that the baby should be checked for his/her glucose within the hour of birth to make sure the baby isn't hypoglycemic.

She repeatedly told me how great my scores were and that i should keep up the great job :) She also said that we really do want the baby to be born by January 30th, since GD can cause babies to get really big.

Since she was my back up doctor, I also asked about circumcision. If we have a boy, this is something we need to think about and most likely end up doing (for personal reasons) and our back up doctor/OB would be the one to attend to this procedure within a week of the baby's birth.

So it was good to finally meet our back up doctor face to face, she was very nice and very encouraging. And it was good to get a few housekeeping lists checked off with this visit!

2 comments:

  1. Glad to hear that your scores are great! Way to go! I'm interested to learn more about the discussions regarding circumcision, since I know there's a lot of disagreement about the benefits and drawbacks. It's something to think about for if and when we have a boy.

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  2. Glad your appointment went well. We plan to circumcise our little boy. I understand the reasons against it but my husband is circumcised and doesn't remember the pain of it and is glad he is so we decided our son should be as well. Our OB does it the day after he's born before he leaves the hospital.

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