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Third Doctor Visit

Another day at the clinic (Oct 14), this time hubs was with me. We were hoping for another Ultrasound but no luck with that, instead it's scheduled on the 20th of November. I mentioned before that I'll be under a specialist so no more Dr. Vallejo. We did the usual thing when we reached the clinic, register for the appointment and wait for the nurse's call. What i like there is that they are on time with the schedules. Waiting time inside the clinic room for assessment and whatever has to be done takes a while but that's just it.



They really check everything good, mostly every visit they will require urine sample for testing if there's an infection or any abnormality that needs to be corrected right away. I was later on attended and I had to submit my food log, tests results and glucose monitor. It was such a relief when we were told that my stats are good and I need not to take medication. Honestly I don't like the thought of injecting insulin. That gives me the chills like some kind of torture. That's why I do my best to follow the nutrition diet given to me. My weight was checked, measured my tummy and checked on baby's heartbeat. Everything's good so far and we're so thankful about the results.



Days before the clinic schedule me and hubs were having some serious researches and discussions about me having flu shot. We simply can't decide if it's really safe to have or not but according to our research it's safe for expectant mothers. Flu season's coming and we have to be careful with me and baby most especially. I was also given a flu shot as recommended and was told that they will give the H1N1 shot once it's available. We were told that it's Thimerosal free (a mercury containing organic compound used as preservative in vaccines) and it's good because mercury is a no-no for preggy women. We felt confident after knowing about it because that's the special vaccine used for pregnant women. Take note moms-to-be, if you are getting a flu shot ask for this thimerosal free vaccine. It will be ordered for you. Better be on the safe side, we are carrying another life inside us.



After the shot I was also given a skin test for tuberculosis or also known as tuberculin test. They really want to check out for the mother's health so they give all the necessary tests needed. They said sometimes we are being exposed to the infection without having evident symptoms. What they did was inject that medicine in the skin layer and let it set for several days. I was asked to come back after 2 days for the skin test reading if positive or negative. I'll tell you more on the next post...
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19 comments:

levian said...

these are some beautiful flowers you've got there. did you take it in your garden? glad to know that everything is well. all those tests n shots, without you elaborating, is scary enough for me to imagine. :p

Tekkaus said...

So this time both senior junior also went with you. :D Wow. They really do all those tests? :( It's very hard to be a mother huh.

Ayie said...

Levian,

Those flowers were taken all over the neighborhood. That's the result of my usual walks and I bring with me the cam.

I am actually enjoying writing in this blog because I can help other moms-to-be to be prepared for everything. At least some of my posts can be helpful for everybody.

Ayie said...

Tekkaus,

I think they are really strict here and wants everything done. It's ok to bear all those pains for now, it will all be worth when the baby's out and healthy.

We were hoping for ultrasound and also it's good that your husband is with you so he can be well informed hearing things form the doctor.

Pete said...

My wife gynea did ultrasound scan for every visit...I kept all the printout!

Mummy Gwen said...

What a relief to know your stats were good. :) Thanks for the advice on the Thimerosal free shot..we are not aware about that here.

Take care dear. :)

life ramblings said...

glad to hear everything went smoothly. when's your due date Ayie?

life ramblings said...

i've always love flowers and those are such beautiful blooms. :)

Bengbeng said...

i am so glad everything is going well for you. do not stress yourself too much please at this stage

lina said...

Glad to hear your results were good. :)

So your hubs was with you this time. Sure nice to have hubby around but pity no ultrasound scan this time.

Will he come with you on Nov 20th visit?

Tes said...

Hi Ayie, good to know things are well! Awww, no ultrasound this visit? It's ok, take hubby next time (well, if he can all the time) This will be anecdotes you can tell your baby later on. . . enjoy your day, girl! *hugs*

Ayie said...

Pete,

so far i only have 2 ultrasound scans and we don't really like to go somewhere to have it done since it's very very pricey here =)

Ayie said...

Mummy Sexy,

Trying my best to follow the doctor and everything. Thank you! Just read the article about vaccines even the one for H1N1 (most esp) since it's very new.

Ayie said...

Ramblings,

Mid of February...I'll have my baby during spring here =)

Those blooms? I snapped around the neighborhood, glad you like it.

Ayie said...

Bengbeng,

Thanks for the reminder, trying to take things easy and just enjoying work. =)

Ayie said...

Lina,

We were really hoping for an ultrasound but really no luck with that. I was there in the clinic yesterday and I was told the ultrasound might be moved on dec for my 30th wk! Oh bummer!

He'll definitely come with me for another ultrasound schedule. =)

Ayie said...

Tes,

Glad to see you again here =) Hubs would always want to come just that he has work and not that easy to take off. Have a great day!

Icy BC said...

I'm glad to hear to hear that everything went well, Ayie!

Ayie said...

Icy,

Thank you Icy!

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