@Bow Ties Are Cool So glad you found someone who "gets it" and to the Middie who doesnt keep up does she realised how many pregnancies are assisted these days!!
The amount of arguments I have had with Sonographers/Midwives/General hospital staff regarding my due date is incredible!! My first antenatal appt I told the OB what was happening he just nodded and signed me off!
I hate the LMP question I always answer that it doesnt matter because it was an IVF conception and I know when the freaking embryo was inserted! As far as the hospital is concerned Im due on the 4th Nov not the 1st, I just stopped trying to convince them!
Baby brain is in full swing here, bought cottage cheese instead of cream cheese for tonights dinner's recipe... Third recipe in a row Ive bought the wrong thing for. Now to find a recipe for cottage cheese and head to the shops for the actual ingredient I require!
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I found when I was phoning obs to check availability they would ask date of LMP and I was like I can't remmber, its an IVF baby and would say the date of transfer or the edd I was given by the clinic. Most were okay with that but one rude b**ch was horrible and made me feel like crap. Needless to say I didn't go with them the rude cow. @Amandale1727 I think thats what they mean, he said it could be harder to count kicks so if I'm worried or they are worried they'll scan to check. I'm kind of working on the theory that as the baby gets bigger I should still be able to feel movement regardless of where the placenta is!!
Just enrolled for part time study!! Am I crazy????
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To everyone waiting for movements, hope it happens soon but don't worry if it takes a while! My OB today said lots of women with anterior placentas don't feel anything til after 22 weeks. Mine is up high in the fundus so I only feel baby kick down lower.
A new new thing to worry about for me... Now my Blood pressure is high. I have to have it checked twice a week from now on in case I get pre eclampsia (which I'm higher risk for because of low Papp-A.) but baby boy looks good and moving lots so hope it settles down. Maybe it's just that I am stressed at my OB visits in case they tell me something else is wrong!
bought some cute outfits on the weekend.. Nothing else big decided on yet. It still doesn't feel real most of the time!
The last few weeks there has been a fair bit of midwife dissatisfaction.... the lmp question is used for everyone, most of the computer systems ask for the period date and dont have the option for ovulation/insertion date as most people who conceieve wouldnt know at all.
Yes some midwives are rude and need to retire and keep up... but it is hard sometimes, there are a lot of things we need to constantly keep up to date and review. And we do only get a short to me for appointments and a lot of complex women. I think people are grumpy in every profession. Maybe im just being sensitive today.
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@megs very much agree there are plenty of people in "people orientated" jobs that are well and truly past their used by dates certainly wasnt a dig at all midwives. Its jobs like middies and nurses (teachers etc) that I take my hat off too, incredible people.
Totally understand asking the LMP question for must have records and computer systems, unavoidable but frustrating.
I guess we have all been through so much that we want everyone to understand our journey, coming to the quick realisation that 99% of the medical population just dont have the time with everything else they need to know to keep up with every development in IVF.
Ladies, the LMP fight with sonographers, obs and midwives is a battle you're never going to win. They think that we have no idea.
My advice is, do ur due date calculator thing online, work backwards from your EPU date as the date of conception, and 14 days before that is your LMP, with a total period length of 28 days. That way they are not changing your EDC dates, because what if you have premature labour and the EDC date is inaccurate and its out by just a few days, they are not adequately prepared or you are overdue and because they have your EDC date as later, you are even more overdue!!
I dont risk it, I make sure the ob and hosiptal have my correct EDC date. Try telling them my last period was in nov 13, but the 5 day embryo was not transferred until feb 14!!!
love the bumps!!!
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