Our First OB Appointment – Throw Back Thursday

A little under a year ago, I had my first OB appointment. To make the appointment, I called the OB department at a few nearby cities from a list of those Matt’s insurance, which I’d been added to just a few months previously, would cover. I took the second appointment offered to me as it was at a time when I could get off work, and so by pure coincidence I found Dr. G who happened to have a special interest in high risk pregnancies including those of women of advanced medical age like myself. I didn’t know what to expect from the appointment, but I was thrilled to be going and that the time was one that Matt could join me at as well.

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Candy had read the Yelp reviews on him before we saw him. He was a polarizing doctor with some great and some terrible reviews. Perhaps unsurprisingly some of the same things made some people happy and some people unhappy including how honest he was and that he sometimes has a dry sense of humor. Those were things were were totally fine with. I took my lucky red folder with questions for the doctor to the appointment.

The waiting room was relatively empty. Some days it would be busier than others. Even when it was busy patients were seen quickly as there were several doctors in the practice and most visits were twenty minutes or less. While we waited I walked around and enjoyed the beautiful paintings on the windows.

When called in, we found that while the honesty and dry sense of humor were true, so was the fact that he was a very thorough and caring doctor. We both knew right away that I was in good hands. He did a full annual type exam and then it was time to put a transvaginal probe in to take a look at the growing baby. I wondered if it could be twins as we waited to see.

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I’d actually missed two periods, January and February, so at first we thought I might be 10 weeks pregnant when I made the appointment. Of course things like stress could cause a missed period, but I did not think that was the case. However, the scans both in appearance and measurement suggested I was only six weeks pregnant. (Later scans confirm the first date scan as well). I greatly enjoyed seeing our baby and we were lucky that we could even hear the heartbeat (which in some babies cannot be heard via scan till much later). It was the first of many great visits and milestones in my pregnancy.

~ Danielle

Author: Over40FirstTimeMom.com

45 year old mother to our infant son, William, with my husband, Matt. We live in California with our mischievous cat, Inky. I love our local sports teams (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now spending lots of time as a family with one kid and one cat.

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