This week I had my first appointment with the midwife. I know I’m posting this late but I wanted to share my experience as before the appointment I had no idea as to what was about to happen, and this made me really anxious.
I’ve found the nauseous feelings to be really bad this week to the point I’ve been retching quite a lot – but this settled significantly after seeing the midwife and I wonder if it was anxiety manifesting itself.
So, this is how it went. The night before, hubby and I spent a good hour or so going through my ‘hand held maternity record’, filling in the first 12 pages, as we’d been asked to do before the appointment.
When I saw the midwife, after I’d burst into tears and blurted out that I wasn’t sure what was going on (I think she meant with the pregnancy and starting going on about what a big change being pregnant can be – yes I know that, I meant about the appointment!) she went through the form with me (which is mostly medical history) then told me about a huge number of things very quickly! I’ll bullet point this bit, as otherwise this post will get very long and very boring!
Here’s what was covered, not necessarily in this order:
Although my favourite point was when we talked about intimacy during pregnancy and she said, “oh, are you even interested in sex? I wasn’t at all during my pregnancy and told my husband that he knows what his right hand is for!”
I think I’m going to like my midwife.