First things first, I hope everyone had WONDERFUL thanksgiving. We sure enjoyed our time home, although I feel like our little family absolutely invaded my parents house for the long weekend, so it may take them awhile to recover from our visit.
The author of one of my favorite blogs has released a new book that’s FREE through Amazon (for Kindle download) between today and December 4th. I’ve already started reading it, and it’s a great ebook, especially for those of us with PCOS.
In The Sugar Detox Challenge, Donielle talks about the detriments and benefits of sugar in the diet, and will walk you through eight weeks of reducing your sugar consumption and cravings. This is so important in managing your PCOS symptoms naturally. I can’t wait to get started on the challenge myself. The book also includes three sample menus and eighteen delicious looking recipes for healthier indulgences.
I’m really striving for a healthy pregnancy, and Donielle’s book has already proven to be great motivation and inspiration.
Speaking of pregnancy…
My first prenatal appointment with the new OB is later today. I’m excited, and actually, a bit nervous. I’m nervous to meet him, and I really don’t know what to expect at the appointment. I mean, I have a general understanding of what will take place, but still I feel somehow unprepared. Maybe I’m just being silly. I’ve heard some women say that meet with their OB for the first time with a long list of questions to ask him/her. I don’t have that.
Even though I have not developed my own list of questions, I have done some googling, and here is a list of what seems to be some common questions for the doc:
- Is there a nurse line that I can call if I have questions?
- If I experience bleeding or cramping, do I call you or your nurse?
- What do you consider an emergency?
- Will I need to change my habits regarding sex, exercise, nutrition?
- When will my next prenatal visit be scheduled?
- What type of testing do you recommend and when are they to be done? ( In case you want to do research the tests to decide if you want them or not.
- What are your thoughts about natural childbirth?
- What situations would warrant a Cesarean?
- What situations would warrant an episiotomy?
- How long past my expected due date will I be allowed to go before intervening?
- What is your policy on labor induction?
At this point, I don’t think Andrew and I are interested in doing must testing. We had our embryos biopsied before our frozen transfer, so we already know there are no chromosomal abnormalities. I also know that certain tests carry with them a small risk for miscarriage. No, thank you.
I’m not sure which of the above questions I will ask, and I plan on staying open minded and optimistic throughout the visit. A trusted friend recommended this doctor to me. He delivered all five of her children, and she had each of them without an epidural!
Today, going to a “normal” OB, is such a huge milestone. It’s one I sometimes thought we would never reach when we were undergoing fertility treatments. We
are truly blessed, and God is so, so good.