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Seeing The Endocrinologist Doctor - 20 Weeks Pregnant

What a busy week I've got ahead of me .

Today I had the first of two hospital appointments .

Royal Preston Hospital really needs to think about getting a multi storey car park , because there's never enough parking spaces at any given time of the day . We were really lucky to find the last disabled parking bay outside the maternity unit .

My appointment with the Endocrinologist doctor ( thyroid specialist ) was 9:40 this morning .

I had no idea what the appointment entailed and felt anxious and uncomfortable waiting to be called .

http://www.endocrine.niddk.nih.gov/pubs/pregnancy/

I had my weight taken by a nurse , before I was seen , she wrote it on a piece of paper for me , so I could check online with a kg to stones converter .

I knew I hadn't put on very much - 6.5 lbs emoticon :smile: . I'm 20 weeks , half way , so I'm very happy with that . It's a small gain and googeling health guidlines and averages , I'm doing very well .

The endocrinologist doctor , was a nice man , slim , late 30's early fourties , he had good news for me .

After studying my thyroid levels , he deduced that the level of thyroxine I'm currently taking - 125mg , is the correct dose , pregnancy and pre-pregnancy .

Apart from a wobble in September , right at the very beginning of my pregnancy - my thyroid levels have been stable .

So there's no further action to be taken , no more constant blood checks , unless my gp requests them . The doctor told me baby will be making there own thyroxine by 26 weeks , so I've nothing to worry about , everything so far is going really well for me .

Tomorrow morning I have my 20 week annomally scan .

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/ultrasound-anomaly-baby-scans-pregnant.aspx#close

I am nervous , but I know babys happy , kicking away inside me , I can feel the movements and have heard them and the heart beat with my Angel sounds doppler - the best thing I have ever bought in my life ! emoticon :smile: .

My partner , babys daddy , is a week away from his second hip replacement ( he's only 37 ! ) , so fingers crossed for everything tomorrow .

Were setting off extra early , to ensure we can find a parking space , or it's going to be an agonishing treck from the local booths supermarket , with Simon on crutches .

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Photograph my own - 13 weeks .


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Comments

kat123456 wrote on January 19, 2015, 4:30 PM

Always reassuring to have baby kicking away happily - and even better if you can hear the heart beat!

WorDazza wrote on January 19, 2015, 4:35 PM

Glad to hear everything is going well. All the best for tomorrow. Hope it goes well for Simon next week.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on January 20, 2015, 8:37 AM

I know all the latest now and am so happy, grinning from ear to ear in fact xx