So we had our monthly appointment yesterday with our OBGYN. I have felt like every appt up to this one I have had NO questions at all and we are in and out of there very quickly. Well I had a few this time and was glad to get them answered.
#1) I have been seeing “stars” a lot more often. Mostly with position changes and things like that. I guess preggo women are a lot more prone to postural hypotension, which is what he thinks is happening. Only solution… drink more fluids and change positions more slowly. I know I have been bad with not drinking enough fluids. He said make sure your pee is clear and if you are drinking enough you should be going every two hours! Oh man.. bring on the fluids!
#2) Warning…TMI! I have been having some yellowish discharge lately and have read that yellow=not good. He said that he was glad I told him and that any white, clear, non-odorious, discharge is ok but usually not yellow. THEN he asks me… do you notice a bad odor… and I say no I haven’t at all. Then he looks at Ang and is like… have you… hahaha. She was like umm no! A little awkward! So he wrote me a prescription for an antibiotic to take for a week, just to cover things.
#3) This wasn’t a question I originally prepared to ask, but before the MD came in I asked the assistant how much weight I had gained from the last visit (which was a month ago). She responded 5 lbs and gave a worried face when saying it. I asked if that was ok, and she said, “Weeeelllll, we really would have only liked you to gain 1 lb”. Ouch. So now I feel like a big fatty. But then I started thinking about it… I’m almost 23 weeks, and my total weight gain is 8-9 lbs. Is that too much?? I know I haven’t been very good at eating healthy and I should be more cautious but she made me feel like I’m on my way to gestational diabetes. So I didn’t mention anything to the MD about this because I was sure he would say the same thing and I didn’t want to hear it! So I left the office feeling like I needed to go eat salads and drink more water.. haha.
Luckily I have such a sweet wife who took me to lunch and urged me to get the cheeseburger and fries that I had been craving!
He went over very briefly that my ultrasound from last month looked all normal, and my lab work (including the AFP test) came back normal.
Next month I have to do the glucose test and get more labs.