Thursday, October 20, 2005

OB Appointment #7

October 19, 2005 - 3:50 p.m. - Dr. Harmony Schroeder
31 Weeks - 5 Days

Weight: + .5 lbs. / + 9 lbs. overall
Blood Pressure: 118/70
Baby's Heartrate: ? - sounded fine to the dr.
Height of Fundus: 31 cm.
Blood Test: None (yeah!!)

The entire appointment took about 4.5 minutes. Makes me glad I hired a doula for this delivery. It's nice to have someone who shows an interest in me as a person and a mother involved in a God-created event and not as a medical complication waiting to happen.


Juliabohemian said...

the doctor is pretty much useless until the baby needs to be caught flying out of the birth canal -or if you have actual complications. Last time, I realized I could have done it all myself. I didn't get to the doctor until I was fully dialated. I figured I would just be laying around in a gown trying to get the nurses attention anyway. Might as well be at home.

Cindee said...

Last time, for me, the doctor didn't get there until 10-20 minutes after the boy was born. My husband and four nurses were my attendants. It went just fine. (my hubby wasn't too thrilled being the main labor coach tho', poor guy!)