Today I had my doctors appointment to confirm the at home test I did on Saturday was in fact accurate and I am pregnant. Not actually having had a steady doctor for years now (basically since I was a kid!) I would be seeing a female doctor at my local doctors office for the first time. Not being quite sure what to expect and having lots of questions to ask being a first time mum, both my husband and I went along to the appointment nervous but excited.

When we finally (yes, typical doctor, our appointment was late) got to see the doctor I explained to her that we had been trying to conceive and about the positive test we had done on the weekend. After asking me if I had brought a urine sample with me (ummm… no… who does that? :) ) she of course sent me to the toilets to bring her back one. Sure enough she did the pregnancy test and there you have it, the result was positive!

Next she had to work out how far along I was and most importantly the baby’s expected delivery date! (which I had already looked up because I was so excited – but she confirmed I was correct). For those that are not sure, your due date is worked out based on the first day of your last menstrual cycle. From this information you can work out the approximate date of conception and therefore the due date of your baby.

For our baby, Conception Occured Around: 4th February 2010, Today I Am: 4 weeks 6 days pregnant and The Baby Is Due: Thursday 28th October 2010.

Something that did blow me away and that I didn’t know,¬†was the way they actually say you are already nearly 5 weeks however the conception date is only 3 weeks ago. The first two weeks are actually included as part of the pregnancy even though logically speaking you wouldn’t actually be pregnant.

Fuzzie Our Ragdoll Cat

Our Pet Ragdoll Cat: Fuzzie

After asking the doctor a couple of general questions she referred me to have blood tests done and to make an appointment with a local Obstetrician/Gynaecologist: Dr Benjamin Bopp at Fertility Gold Coast. When I arrived to have the blood tests done, shock horror… another urine sample was required, lucky considering how much I have been going to the bathroom this wouldn’t be a problem. They also took four tubes of blood, there was one extra than normal as I requested to be checked for toxoplasmosis as we have a pet cat Fuzzie (which I’m sure you will hear plenty about in future blogs).

Categories: First Trimester

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