Jan 19, 2010

Week 37: Doctor's Visit

I have now moved on to weekly doctor's visits! This past one was pretty much the same old, same old, with the addition of the Group B Strep Test. I had heard about that test and some people find it unpleasant, but I didn't have any discomfort. I had to take off my pants and she just swabbed by v*gina and an*s - pretty easy and not invasive at all.

I was back to being with one of the two females doctors in the group and I decided that while she is nice, she just is not quite as talkative as the others. And I really wanted to just hear more. Even though I don't really have questions and there is not much to say that I haven't really read; I kinda' just want to hear everything from her as the doctor. So, I left and was actually a bit depressed :( Not nice...

I guess what I really wanted to hear was some sort of guess about the size of the baby, when I might go into labor - that sort of thing. I understand them not wanting to say anything, but I won't hold them to it- honest! hehe Everyone around me is saying that I'm pretty big and they think since I dropped about 2 weeks ago that I will go into labor early, although I'm not counting on that either. I just think it would be almost comforting to hear something; even if it's wrong.

Ah well. Same old, same old. It's the waiting game now...

10 comments:

  1. I know it's frustrating but the truth is, the doctors simply DON'T KNOW! Those last few visits are just for routine tests -- urine tests, Group B strep screening -- there isn't much for the doctor to say unless you have questions or concerns.

    Birth is mysterious -- scientists don't even know exactly what causes labor to start -- and doctors don't like mystery! The truth is that average gestation for a first-time mom is 41 weeks, 1 day. That's AVERAGE. I've known women who walked around 2-3 cms dilated for *weeks*! Try to relax and enjoy these last few days before baby arrives and your life changes forever!

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  2. ... or as my sister (she's a nurse) further explained: they can't run tests on pregnant women! :P hehehe

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