Anatomy Scan

Yesterday Jr. Stac and I went in for the 20 week ultrasound so we could see how the little one is growing. After waiting 35 minutes, our tech came out to get us and the scan got underway.

Here is me right beforehand:

She did everything very fast and was pushing pretty hard on my stomach. It was my first ultrasound so maybe this is the norm, but I was a bit disappointed that she didn’t take the time so Jr. Stac and I could see what was going on. She said she only does the scan but cannot go over any results. At one point I asked “so there’s two kidneys, right?” (My sister was born with one) and she just said “Have to ignore you. Doctor will go over all results.” I was fine with this but just eager for the doctor to come in and say everything looked good.

Our souvenir:

Isn’t it the cutest baby you’ve ever seen? :)

Little one kept poking him/herself in the head with its thumb and doing all sorts of flips. Baby measured right on time at 20 weeks, 1 day. Weight was estimated to be 13 ounces–almost a pound! All results looked normal and we are so so thankful.

What we were not thankful for is the douche bag OB that came in to go over our results. He was possibly one of the rudest people ever. Why do people become baby doctors if they are just going to hate on pregnant women? Makes no sense. Anyway, this guy walks in, doesn’t smile and says “Nothing deviated from a normal ultrasound.” Then was on his way out. Like literally he would have been in and out of the room in less than 2 minutes. I told him I had a few questions.

“Where was my placenta?” Posterior. “Is it low?” Not particularly.

“Did you check for Down’s markers? We declined genetic testing and this is the only prenatal scan I will have.” If you declined the testing, why are you interested if it has Down’s markers now? “Um, because the testing has false positives and false negatives and we knew we would be getting a scan where you could look for markers.” (I felt like saying, none of your damn business, just answer the question!) Again, nothing here deviates from a normal scan.

“Did the baby’s palate look intact?” Is that a particular concern of yours?

Zomg I am about to kill this man. So I say, “Look I need to be an advocate for myself and my baby and I have questions I would like to ask.”

After that he basically just reassured us all looked normal. He left by saying, “Since you are a Birth Center patient you should probably take a copy of the report because it might have difficulty getting there.” So you mean, you and the people you work with can’t use a fax machine? Stupid ass.

But even a mean OB could not ruin our day as we just got to see our tiny little healthy baby. Nothing beats that.


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