Today is September 14th and I just got home from my third prenatal appointment. My doctor told me that the ultrasound results showed that the baby is doing well. But it also indicated that I have a low-lying placenta. She said it could very likely move higher as I get bigger since I am still early in my pregnancy. If it stays low there is a risk of bleeding. Having a low-lying placenta also increases your chances of having a c-section. She has advised us not to have intercourse until my next appointment, which is on October 12. My boyfriend is thrilled about that haha.
Speaking of my next appointment, it will be with a new doctor in a new health clinic. He is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist and will be taking over my care for the rest of the pregnancy. I believe he is also the doctor who will be delivering the baby. He is part of a health team so it’s possible that someone else could actually deliver my baby but from the reviews I’ve read, everyone there is really nice. The new health clinic is across the road to the hospital I will be having my baby in so it will be nice to know our way around that area.
Before today I wasn’t sure if I was going to have any other ultrasounds during my pregnancy, but according to my doctor it sounds like I will have at least one more, so that is exciting. It’s fun to see what your baby looks like while you are waiting for them to get here. Today I am 20 weeks 2 days, and the baby’s heart rate was about 150. It’s gotten lower at each appointment I’ve been to but I believe that is normal.