Friday, January 6, 2012

And it begins……TTC post

Ben and I decided before we got married that we wanted to TTC (try to conceive) right away. TMI? Probably, but I want to document our adventure here so that we can look back on it someday. Like a diary, if you will. :)

Anyway, back in July and August, I did some routine blood work at my primary care doctor. This lead us to find an abnormal parathyroid, several vitamin deficiencies, and sky rocketed triglycerides. My doctor recommended that I see an endocrinologist to find out why/what was going on. Since Ben and I were marrying in a few months, my doctor and I agreed that we should wait to see specialists until I was able to be added on Ben’s insurance with better coverage. So we waited.

Yesterday, I went in to get the process rolling again. Today, I got blood drawn for all of the lab work that is being re-run to make sure I have correct numbers should I need to see a specialist. Fun times. (not!). Blood work results should be back next week. Keep your fingers crossed for me, k?

Back to the TTC topic…..I have always wanted to do an all natural child birth with a midwife, and Ben is supporting this 100%. We have a pre-conception appointment coming up in the next few weeks. To say I am a little overwhelmed, nervous, and scared would be an exaggeration. I am also EXTREMELY excited to begin this process. It’s a very personal choice, I realize that, and it’s not for everyone, but I think I can do it.

So, my questions are, has anyone done the midwife/birthing center route? Do you recommend it? or no? Any stories you would like to share? I need details people!!!
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