Confirming Pregnancy – Off to the Doctor’s!

I’m a housewife. I don’t have any children living with me. So, I don’t really leave the house very often. I’m a home body. I have no real reason to go out usually, and when I typically do go out, my husband goes with me. We have joint appointments with the doctor today. I schedule it like this so that I know that I’ll ask any pertinent questions regarding my husband’s health. Our appointments are for making sure his respiratory infection is all good and for confirming pregnancy.

Confirming Pregnancy (Cloth Diaper Addicts)Having done this a few months ago, I expect that my doctor will do the following: tell me my due date, tell me to quit smoking (even though I quit six months ago and have told him repeatedly that I have quit), tell me to take prenatal vitamins, tell me no drugs but Tylenol, and then tell me that it’s really too soon to do anything, so I should come back in a few weeks.

He’ll also give me a lab requisition to have a blood draw for confirming pregnancy.

Then we’re probably going to have an argument. I’m going to insist on continuing with my Metformin, as last time I stopped taking it (because he, his co-doctor and wife, and my OB/Gyn told me to discontinue the medication, in spite of evidence indicating that the drug should be continued through pregnancy), I stopped being pregnant. I’m going to insist that my progesterone levels and my betaHCG levels are monitored.

In the end, he’ll give in and do these things, because he realizes that it is easier to give in to my requests than to argue with me.

But YAY! I get to go in today. I’m oddly excited about confirming pregnancy, even though I already know what’s going to happen.

Originally written on July 15, 2009 for What to Expect. Confirming pregnancy went pretty much as expected… except I didn’t get an argument about discontinuing Metformin and I was referred to an OB/Gyn right away.

About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.


  1. Congratulations.

  2. Jenn Willey says:



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