Jump to content

Doc wants to see me
Now I'm worried

  • Please log in to reply
18 replies to this topic

#1 Mama8

Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

Hi all,
We had our 20 week scan last week and this morning I got a call from my doctor's office asking to see me next week ( earliest appointment is Wednesday) sad.gif

Everything seemed fine and nothing was pointed out but now I'm really worried.

At 17 weeks the midwife said the baby was measuring 23 weeks in size but said it could be because of extra space due to 8 other pregnancies.

I'm freaking out big time here !!!

#2 Mama8

Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:29 AM

Very tempted to go and pick up the scans and read the report ( they weren't ready till Friday and I didn't get back into town)

#3 BJBubbles

Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:31 AM

Its always terrifying when you get thise phone calls, hey?!

Try not to stress too much (I know easier said than done!)  If it was anything urgent or really worrying they would have you in to see the doctor a lot sooner than next Wednesday! Whenever I've had anything bad come up I've been sent straight from the ultrasound place to my doctors office and they have squeezed me in, regardless of appotntments.

If you're really worried, call them back and tell them and see if get can either get you an earlier appointment, or a phone call, or at least reassure you a bit?

Good luck

#4 MsFeral

Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:15 PM

Don't spend time worrying. Call back and let them know you're concerned and get a bit more information. If it's nothing, I'm sure the doctor will be able to call you back to reassure you.

#5 Natttmumm

Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:17 PM

Ask for the doc to call you. Say you are very worried. I'm sure that would be understandable.

#6 erindiv

Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:35 PM

Bear in mind your doctor may just want to go over the results with you. ith both my pregnancies I had to attend an appointment so they could put on record that they had discussed the results, even though everything was 100% fine.

Don't automatically assume something is wrong.

#7 Awesome101

Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

Dont stress out just yet. With both my pregnancies my doc called my in after each scan to go over the results. It was just standard procedure.

I did have one extra appointment with my first baby but they told me over the phone that they needed to discuss something specific relating to the result. It ended u being something minor which was that one kidney was measuring larger than the other at the 20 week scan. I had another scan at 30 weeks and the problem had corrected itself. She told me this kind of thing happens all the time and not to worry.

#8 Mama8

Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:51 PM

Ok called the office back and asked to speak with my doctor but he was busy.

The receptionist moved the appointment forward to this Thursday at 9.40am.
There was a cancellation and my name was next on the list.
She said she's sure it's non urgent or he would have called himself but still it's unnerving

Thanks for the support ladies original.gif

#9 premmie_29weeks

Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:54 PM

Call your doctor and get him to call you to go over the results over the phone. My ob was happy to do this, he often would email me the 'all okay' upon getting results, and discuss in further detail once we had an appointment. Tell them you are really worried and would like him to call you ASAP. Try not to worry...

#10 SophieBear

Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

Mama8 how stressful. Glad they moved you forward.

Hopefully it's nothing serious.

#11 Natttmumm

Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:59 PM

It does sound non urgent so try not to worry. Thursday is close by.

#12 elle-M

Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:50 PM

You can also call the place you had the scan done and get them to send you a copy of the report, I did this after we had to rush to an OB's appt. straight after. They were happy to email me a copy of the findings.

You're the patient so you have the right to see any results.

#13 Duck-o-lah

Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

I'm sure they understand that you are worried and would be happy to reassure you over the phone original.gif

My doc did the same to me, turns out she just wanted to schedule another scan to double check on the position of the placenta.

#14 Mama8

Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:44 AM

Ok just saw the doctor and the report is that bub is measuring above the 95th percentile.
So now the wait for diabetes testing and re-scan to keep an eye on size and possible delivery at 37 weeks.

The thought of daily tests and needles is one of my phobias sad.gif
But anything for a healthy baby.

#15 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:50 AM

Fingers crossed for you....I got GD with Ds2 at around 34 weeks........I managed it with diet, so it may not mean needles ......

#16 Mama8

Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:06 AM

I'm hoping so.

Both my parents have diabetes and its a real fear of mine.
On the upside a planned due date will help with organising someone for the other kids I guess.

#17 MoonPie

Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

At least you got a call! My nuchal screening came back with an awful result for Down's Syndrome and it was only when I made a GP appt 2 weeks later that I got filled in.

A baby in the 95th percentile is not a huge issue. Some babies have to be at the top end, and some have to be at the bottom end original.gif

#18 Natttmumm

Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:29 AM

Sounds like its nothing serious. My baby is 90th percentile and I don't have GD. Just a decent size baby. The doc is not even sue he is that big as the scans are unreliable.

#19 lozzylots

Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:48 PM

Hope everything turns out ok. My bubs measured big and with both parents diabetic I was worried too - no GD  for me and a very average sized full term bub. Try not to stress!

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users


Newborn baby found in a nativity scene

Police are trying to trace a woman who abandoned a baby boy in the manger of a church nativity scene.

Life would be harder without my kids

The Humans of New York Facebook page is well known for sharing touching, real stories from one of the world's biggest cities – and it's just hit the heart of parents everywhere.

Mum dresses as Wonder Woman for last day of chemo

A Brisbane mum dressed up as a superhero to celebrate the end of her chemotherapy and created a moment her family will remember forever.

How a raisin can predict a toddler's IQ

All you need to assess a child's future intelligence is a plastic cup and a raisin, according to new research.

Former Hi-5 member's cannabis hope

Former Hi-5 star Tim Harding hopes a cannabis-derived drug will help control his daughter's epilepsy, which sees the four-year-old suffering between 50 and 100 seizures a day.

The top 5 reasons your toddler throws a tantrum

Whilst to the outside world little people may appear to have it easy, it's actually not always the case – just ask any toddler who's had their toast cut up the wrong way.

Glenn McGrath thought he'd lost his wife and baby

Australian cricket ledged Glen McGrath has spoken about the moment he thought he might lose his wife, Sara and their baby daughter, Madison.


Inside my Centrelink nightmare

Mother Bec Smith has been trying for months to access Centrelink payments. A "serious error" is preventing her.

Warnings over push for hourly childcare billing

Australia's peak childcare body has called for caution around the Turnbull government's push for childcare centres to charge parents by the hour, not by the day.

Cate Blanchett thought about adopting for years

Cate Blanchett says her recent adoption of a baby girl had nothing to do with wanting a daughter after having three sons.

Kate Walsh: 'I can't have kids'

Grey's Anatomy star Kate Walsh has revealed she is unable to have children because she has experienced early menopause.

The parasite that could boost fertility

The Tsimane women of Bolivia are often revered as among the most fertile in the world - on average having 10 children in their lifetimes -- but some are even more fertile than others.

Family may sue cousin over genetics

A Melbourne couple is suing the Royal Children's Hospital for failing to diagnose a genetic disorder in their first child - an error they allege caused them to have another child with severe disabilities.

Strange things mums have done in labour

While most women in labour focus on the upcoming birth of their baby, some women do more interesting things.

Michael Clarke reveals baby's name

When Michael Clarke said he was wrapped around the finger of his little princess, he wasn't joking.

The logistics of breastfeeding twins

Our life is more or less divided into neat four hour parcels of time and it's hard to get much of anything done in the time between feeds.

How to stop people ruining Christmas

We can make a conscious effort about how we react to those curly Christmas day scenarios that can send us up the wall, or should we say chimney.

Lots of formula offers for desperate mum

The mum who was down to her last three tins of baby formula said she had received hundreds of calls and offers to send her formula.

Surviving breast cancer while pregnant

It was last thing Rebecca O'Donnell expected at 30 weeks' pregnant. One morning, while putting on her bra, she felt a pea-sized lump in her right breast.

Cot sheet brands for the nursery

With so many awesome cot sheet options these days, we thought we'd put together a list of go-to brands for you to seek out for your baby's bed.


What's hot on EB

How I survived breast cancer while pregnant

It was last thing Rebecca O'Donnell expected at 30 weeks' pregnant. One morning, while putting on her bra, she felt a pea-sized lump in her right breast.

Grieving father's letter to Bataclan terrorists: "...this little boy will threaten you by being happy and free"

A grieving father whose wife was killed in the attacks on the Bataclan Theatre last weekend has written an open letter to her killers.

5 challenges of motherhood - and how to see them differently

Despite the smiles, the sloppy kisses and the pure magic children bring to our lives, it's hard to deny that motherhood can be tough.

4 challenges of being a new dad - and how to face them

Becoming a parent is challenging – and that applies to both mums and dads.

My battle against antenatal and postnatal depression

I was five months pregnant when I realised I needed help.

Children swapped at birth will not be returned to biological parents

A boy and girl accidentally swapped on the day they were born will stay with the families who have raised them, a South African court has ruled.

A quarter of men believe they get 'man periods'

A British study has revealed one in four men believe they have a monthly cycle.

Baby deposit

How much do you need to save for a 'baby deposit'?

It's fairly straightforward to calculate a house deposit, but how much money do you need to save up for a baby?

Dad's beautiful note to his wife, a nurse

To anyone else it might just look like a picture of a mum having a nap with her toddler.

'I was a complete schmuck': Mike Baird opens up about his wife's postnatal depression

When his wife Kerryn was not well following the birth of their daughter, NSW Premier Mike Baird buried himself in his work.

Mum's desperate plea as whooping cough alert issued

A desperate mother has shared a heart-breaking video of her baby struggling to cope with a coughing fit caused by pertussis.

Coffee could help you live longer

New US research found people who report drinking three to five cups of coffee a day are less likely to die prematurely from heart disease, suicide, diabetes or Parkinson's disease.

The joy and dread of playdates

To live vicariously through your child is to rediscover anxieties you thought dead and buried.

Sick baby could die without scarce special formula, mum says

Lizzie Cann is down to her last three tins of a special formula in short supply.

Adorable toddler's strop foiled by squeaky shoes

We're probably all familiar with the pouty bottom lip and tightly crossed arms of a tot mid-strop.

More sex during World Cup created more baby boys

More sex during South Africa's World Cup meant a disproportionately high number of boys were born nine months later, a new study has found.

Win one of two ABC Shop prize packs in time for Christmas

What a boon it would be to have your toddler's Christmas gifts covered this year. We have two awesome ABC Shop prize packs to give away to two lucky winners.

Do fitness challenges really work?

Fitness challenges aren't new. There's Michelle Bridges 12WBT and a bunch of other programs if you really want to lose weight.

What are pregnant women Googling?

Pregnancy is a huge change for any woman, so it's natural we'll have questions - and turn to Google to ask them.



Can't decide?

Check out the Essential Baby Names section for some inspiration

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.