March 2014 Due Date!

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Re: March 2014 Due Date!

Postby Mommy2B? » Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:50 am

No silver... I decided to go the midwife route and she is pretty hands off, at least until around the 11-12 week. I can get as many ultrasounds as I want, but she will only require one around week 20. And since my insurance won't cover midwifery (how stupid is that!?!) I probably will only get one or two of the u/s since I'm paying out of pocket.
It's crazy to me that insurance will cover a hospital (which can end up costing thousands... ) But won't cover a more natural method that doesn't cost much at all!!! Rediculous!!
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Re: March 2014 Due Date!

Postby silverviper86 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:40 am

That is ridiculous!!! I also am using a midwife and plan on giving birth at the birth center they have there. Thankfully they take my insurance, but I have to prepay my $1500 deductible in the next 2 months. So that's a bit stressful. But I haven't had an u/s yet either. We'll also be waiting until 20 weeks. But that's ok. As long as I can hear the heartbeat and know the baby is ok, I'm fine with that. Are you planning on doing an at home birth?
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Re: March 2014 Due Date!

Postby MEL66325 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:41 am

Hey, ladies. Hope everyone is feeling well today! Or not well, if that makes you feel better about how your bean is doing. LOL! As for me, you all know that I prefer not to feel well. Which, fortunately for me, I feel TERRIBLE today. :lol4:

I'll update in a few hours - the doctor's appointment is soon. Praying that Doppler lets me hear the baby's heartbeat. Then I can get off that progesterone. YAY!
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Re: March 2014 Due Date!

Postby bljohnson4 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:46 am

Thanks, Ashley. I wish I would have had your approach and waited! I like Harrison and I think you can encourage people to give him whatever nickname you like (or no nickname if you would rather people use his full name) :).

Ladies, pretty interesting about the cm. I haven't notice a big difference yet but you girls are further along than I am. Maybe you could wear a pantyliner or something so you don't have to worry about too much leaking!

Mommy2B, I totally agree about how crazy it is that insurance will cover all kids of interventions at the hospital but don't support more natural births with midwives either at a birthing center or at home. They have really made birthing into a sickness that requires medical support and interventions when, for many women, it doesn't need to be that way.

Mel, looking forward to your update!!! :)
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Re: March 2014 Due Date!

Postby MEL66325 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:16 pm

They couldn't find the heartbeat today, guys. The doctor said I was on the earliest end of the spectrum of when they even try, so it was a long shot. I guess hearing my son's hb at 8 weeks was just a fluke! They were shocked to have heard it so early.

They will let me go back in two weeks to hopefully hear it next time, when the baby has grown some. I am strangely not very worried at the moment, I guess because my symptoms are still here, except for breast tenderness. I do worry that my belly actually seems smaller this week than last week, though. Perhaps I am just not as bloated.
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Re: March 2014 Due Date!

Postby MEL66325 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:19 pm

Oh, and I would like to add that I love the name Nicolina and I love the name Harrison, too.

As for nicknames, my son goes by MITCHELL. He only lets a few certain people call him Mitch. I think that people will respect what you want your baby to be called and not give him an unwanted nickname. You may have to be assertive and correct those that try to shorten it.
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Re: March 2014 Due Date!

Postby bljohnson4 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:37 pm

Well shucks! I was hoping you would get to hear it! I have also heard that it is hard to hear the heartbeat before 11 or 12 weeks. At least two weeks isn't too long to have to wait and they should definitely be able to find it more easily then! I'm glad you are so positive about it and that you are having lots of symptoms so you don't have to worry!!

Mitchell is such a cute little boy name! :) I think it also sounds like a very respectable adult name which is always a good thing.
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Re: March 2014 Due Date!

Postby jogiff » Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:28 pm

Mel, I'm glad you aren't worried :) you were measuring a week early on the ultrasound so that could be why. Next time you'll hear that wonderful noise! I can't believe I still have to wait over two weeks! It's killing me!
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Re: March 2014 Due Date!

Postby Cookie911 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:33 pm

That happened to me today Mel! She couldn't hear it. Since she was the same doc who couldn't hear it with my missed miscarriage, she offered an ultrasound today, which I got...and saw a cute baby flipping around with a hb of 168 '! Such a relief. I'm sure your situation is just
The same !!!!!
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Re: March 2014 Due Date!

Postby bljohnson4 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:54 pm

Congrats, Cookie! I'm glad they did the extra ultrasound for you :). Did you get a pic?
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Re: March 2014 Due Date!

Postby Cookie911 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:49 pm

Yes I got a few pics and am now obsessed with the "nub theory" because I see a nub on them!!!!!!

http://i40.tinypic.com/2cyi985.jpg
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Re: March 2014 Due Date!

Postby bljohnson4 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:55 am

Cute! I've been doing some research on the nub theory and here is some info I found:


"In our study, 56% of male fetuses were wrongly assigned as female at 11 weeks; this
false-negative rate decreased to 3% at 12 weeks and 0% at 13 weeks. In contrast, only 5% of the female fetuses at 11 weeks were incorrectly assigned as male and this false-positive rate was 0% at 12 and 13 weeks.

So, you have a much bigger chance of getting it wrong at 11 weeks by thinking it is a female when it is actually a male than thinking it is a male and it actually being a female. The "nub" does not rise until after 11 weeks and the closer you get to 13 weeks, the more accurate it is.

So, bottom line is 11 weeks (or ealier) is just not accurate for gender guessing."



However, If I had to guess, I would guess that you have a boy nub. What do you think it looks like? This website has lots of info about the nub theory: http://genderdreaming.com/forum/ultraso ... rediction/
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Re: March 2014 Due Date!

Postby MEL66325 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:53 am

Hey guys - thanks for all the words of encouragement. I wasn't worried yesterday, but over time, I guess I have started to become a little concerned. But you are right, the ultrasound was between 4-6 days behind where I thought and the doctor thought we should be. That isn't much, but it could make a big difference on why the heartbeat wasn't detectable.

:rant: AND, did I mention that the Doppler they are using is ANCIENT? Seriously, that thing was as old as me and there was a lot of noise in it. The nurse kept saying she hated that Doppler she was using. The gynecologist that I use is a HUGE group with like six or seven offices and directly affiliated with a major hospital, so I would think they could afford better equipment.

Here's a picture of one that looks similar to it, although the one at the doctor's office is even older looking.

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Cookie, I am so happy that you were able to get an ultrasound and know right away that everything is okay. They didn't offer me one, but they don't have an U/S machine in the office so that may be why. If they had, I would have jumped on the opportunity or even asked for it if they had not suggested. I will just be patient and wait the two weeks.

I couldn't tell based on your picture if there was a nub. I'm terrible at discerning ultrasound pics. LOL
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Re: March 2014 Due Date!

Postby jerzgrrrl72 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:52 am

Hello Ladies! May I join your circle? :D I've been frequenting the First Trimester thread on the Preg Boards, but it always seems so quiet over there, and I see some of my TTC buddies (I'm lookin' at you, Jogiff ;) ) on here, so I'm thinking this might be a fun place for me as well. How is everyone feeling today? I'm 8 wks, 3 days and I started experiencing some AF type pressure/cramps for the first time in awhile today, which kind of freaked me out, but I talked to the nurse and we're pretty sure it's just the uterus stretching, so I'm going to try not to worry. Got my 2nd U/S yesterday, and I can't believe how much my "Little VOL" has grown in just a week & 2 days! It actually looks like a baby now :D Heartbeat was blazing at 170 as well. They said that so far, everything looks "perfect." I also have a home doppler arriving in the mail today, and I am so relieved I will get to hear my little one's heartbeat whenever I start getting nervous :roll: I'm such a worrier in general, that I'm sure this is going to be invaluable to me between doctor visits.

Here's my first U/S from last week: Image
And here's the new one from yesterday:Image
If you flip the image upside down so the head is right-side-up, it looks exactly like that little duck from Tom & Jerry cartoons :D

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Re: March 2014 Due Date!

Postby Cookie911 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:44 am

Haha I thought it was a girl nub! But the funny thing is I think they look identical, so ill find out if I get a better
Nub shot at the nt scan!! Haha.
It's fun to try anyway :) I have two girls already so I wouldn't mind a boy nub! But a girl would be awesome too :)
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