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Perinatologist Consult

Dec 30, 2009 - 5 comments



weight loss surgery


Glucose tolerance test


Weight gain

The consultation went very well. I sat down and discussed my concerns and the concerns of my OB for about 20 minutes with the perinatologist.  He is attributing my lack of weight gain to my previous weight loss surgery.  He says I may gain no more than 10 pounds for the entire pregnancy.  Because of the small weight gain he wants to monitor   Chloë by ultrasound around 28 weeks and 34 weeks.  He's also concerned about my inability to complete a glucose tolerance test due to my inability to drink large amounts of sugar at one time. He said he would offer other alternatives to the normal method of testing to avoid any sickness for me.  All in all, it was a great visit and I feel that Chloë and I are in good hands.

To Chloë:

The doctor assured me that you're most likely doing fine and that even though Mommy is losing weight, you're going to continue to gain weight.  I actually thought it would funny how you were doing flips during my appointment as if you were telling me that you're doing fine.  I know I'll be seeing you in February and that's a date I am happily looking forward to.  

Love always,


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by Princessa745, Jan 06, 2010
Oh Teri, so happy that everything went well in your appt. I think its great you get to see her again in February!!!

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by Steph_b, Jan 06, 2010
Teri- That is great news.  I'm so glad you and baby are doing well.  I teared up a little- way to go pregnancy hormones...

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by msteri, Jan 07, 2010
Thanks so much, ladies.  These pregnancy hormones are crazy, Steph.  I find myself tearing up watching TV commercials.  How crazy is that?!?  LOL.

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by Princessa745, Jan 07, 2010
Not crazy at all, i do all the time and BF just laughs and hugs me!!

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by Steph_b, Jan 07, 2010
oh I'm the same way.  And the show Teen Mom.  I can't belive I just admited to watching that, but one of the teen mothers gave her child up for adoption and it makes me so sad, she would have been the best mother out of all of the ones on the show.

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