We saw our baby move yesterday! We had our first OB appointment and a tour of the Birthing Center at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna. I was nervous about liking the nurses and doctors because I didn’t want to continue to OB shop. My biggest concerns were 1) I’m a question asker and I want detailed answers from my doctor, and 2) I wanted some acknowledgment that I’m not like other pregnant women. Well I got what I wanted! The nurse and the doctor answered all my questions and after hearing about they type of birth experience I want, Dr. R offered if I wanted midwife care. They way she did it was so nice too. It wasn’t like she was blowing me off but honestly looking at the type of care I wanted. She said a midwife would give me more bedside labor care than she could. They have 2 midwives in the practice so I would know them both and one of them would deliver (with the doctor there are 5 of them and they rotate on-call times). So, I’m excited about that.
I asked Dr. R if I could hear the heartbeat today and he said 10 weeks is early but she would try. I said “I just want doctor verification that I’m still pregnant.” So, she got me in for a quick ultrasound! This really made me feel like she understood how hard it is to be pregnant after IVF. So, we saw the little kumquat squirm and heard the hearbeat on ultrasound. What a beautiful sound! My next appt. is with the midwife in 4 weeks.
The hospital was very nice too. Just what we were looking for. Here is some information about them (crappy website; nice birth suites).