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Old 08-04-2006, 01:43 PM   #1
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Just curious, how many of you take your husbands/partners to your doctors appts? Do they go into the office with you? Wait in the waiting room? Or do you prefer to keep them at home?

 
Old 08-04-2006, 02:01 PM   #2
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My husband likes to come with me and I don't mind at all. It keeps him involved with the whole pregnancy thing. My midwife lets him work the baby heart monitor and really involves him. I take our 3yr old as well and she loves it. But it is also a kid friendly place not all offices are.

 
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Old 08-04-2006, 03:04 PM   #3
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My husband has been to all my ultrasound appointments and has been to 4-5 doctor visits... i have 3 doctors and anyone of them could deliver her, so he has met them all
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Old 08-04-2006, 05:17 PM   #4
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My DH has only been to 3 apps, due to work schedule.But I take my 2 older(14, 11) children with me to every visit.They want to go and are excited, and no one at the doc office seems to mind, but me when they bicker. LOL

 
Old 08-04-2006, 06:32 PM   #5
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My hubby has just gone to a couple with me. He heard the heart beat the first time and he went at 20 weeks when we saw the ultrasound. We do this by choice - I prefer to just go on my own. THe appointments are so quick and I usually make them right before I go into work in the morning. If I wanted him to go, he would, but I don't feel it is necessary for him to be at every one.

 
Old 08-06-2006, 06:28 AM   #6
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DH has been at almost all of my appointments. Now that I'm going every two weeks (which started at 20 weeks due to high-risk of pre-term labor), DH can't always get off work. They've been doing a transvaginal ultrasound each time for the past few visits to measure my cervical length, and beyond that the doctor doesn't do anything besides ask me how I'm doing. I don't really feel DH should have to take off work for that. I tell him if I think there's something he should be at or if I'm concerned about something and want him there. He has been there for both of my level II u/s (we had to drive 2 hours to a regional perinatal center to have it done) and was in tears the whole time because he was so moved.

There is so much that I've had to give up for this pregnancy (which is fine), but DH hasn't had to make many sacrifices yet, so I don't think it's wrong of me to expect him to be at many of the appts. Just my opinion.

 
Old 08-06-2006, 08:06 AM   #7
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I agree with everything said. :-) My dh came to my first OB appt. so we could ask questions together, and meet the staff. And I have an u/s on Tuesday that he'll come see. There probably isn't anything interesting for him to sit in on except the u/s. We drive about 25 miles to our OB and then I drive another 45 miles to work, so it's silly to drive two cars there all the time.

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