Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Follow up

Thanks so much for the helpful advice and information. It helps to hear that my doctor isn't the only one who has rushed a little in an appointment. Also, I agree that it is my own responsibility to speak up if I feel that I am not getting proper care! I would say something if I got a lousy haircut so why not something that costs 100 times as much! I decided to follow up with the office about the BPM and they responded very quickly that my baby's heartbeat was within the normal healthy range at 155- which is great. I am not sure if it is a boy or a girl based on the old wives tales that you can tell the sex from the heart rate- does anyone know that one? I don't totally believe in any of those things but it is fun the speculate.

Also, I am feeling better today. Yesterday I had a little bit of a rough morning but it may have been the result of an empty stomach. I made sure to have an egg, slice of cheese and half an English muffin before I left home today--Now if I could only remember my water bottle! Because of all that BPA plastic scariness I bought a stainless steel water bottle- it is so cute- but I keep forgetting it at home where it does me no good!


Europafox said...

My midwife was very 'brusque' to say the least and didn't seem a. understanding b. interested c. enthusiastic, so I requested a different care package. It's really important that you gel with whoever is looking after you - it will make the whole process so much more enjoyable! I've heard it IS true about the heartbeat - but I don't want to tell you which way 'round it is (re. fast versus slow) - in case you don't know!

Kiki said...

Okay...pretty sure I could google this and that I should know the answer to the question I'm about to ask...but how do I know if something has BPA's in it??? I'm still using my Nalgene bottle, is that okay???

As for your doctor visit, I feel awful that you didn't get to enjoy your visit...I'm sure it'll go better next time and can't wait to hear all about it!!!

Midwest Prep said...

Kiki- I don't mean to freak you out but I heard that the nalgene ones are no goo anymore--- now let me also say that they are still undecided on if it really affects anything or not- but I decided to be on the cautious side and ditch mine- and I made hubby ditch his too.

Europafox- you can tell me the wives tale- I can't find it online- and we are finding out in a few weeks anyway so it would be fun to see if the BPM predictor is right.

The Mrs. said...

When are you due?