Wednesday, August 8, 2012

1st NuMom2B visit

I had my first numom2b visit tonight. It was a lot of fun. The staff there are great and so welcoming. The first thing they did was ask a few questions and had me sign a consent form. They then did the ultrasound which was SO much better quality than in my OB office. I am measuring at 13 weeks and 4 days. It was fun to see the little peanut move around in there. Very active little baby. They took several pictures, checked the heartbeat and area around the uterus then printed off the pictures for me. After the Ultrasound they had me give a urine sample and three vaginal swabs. They drew some blood and started with the interview process which was mostly just health related questions. Very fun staff to work with. Before leaving they asked if I would be willing to also participate in the sleep study for pregnant women. This checks to see if pregnancy causes sleep apnea. I agreed and they set me up with a kit that monitors my breathing. I'll do that study tomorrow night and again in the third trimester. It overall seems like a great study and I hope I can in some way help out moms to be in the future.