First Prenatal Appointments – The 411

On 02/25 & 02/26, I had my first prenatal OB appointment, first prenatal work up appointment, and first prenatal RE appointment !

 

DR.KARAMITSOS /OB APPOINTMENT
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PRENATAL WORK UP APPOINTMENT
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After my prenatal work up appointment with my OB’s nurse, I was given a laundry list of blood tests to have done. I only had an hour to get to my RE appointment and the subway was jacked up that day. I ended up taking Uber because I got stranded at 58th street.
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I saw my RE, Dr. Tomer Singer, and he made me an appointment to see the high risk maternal fetal medicine specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital. I ended up changing that appointment to next week since I had to be back in Manhattan to see the RE and do the MaterniT21 testing at 10 weeks. After the RE appointment, I went to meet my mom and we then left for Carmines to meet my make up artist for a late lunch.
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Since I ran out of time on Friday, I called and found a Quest Labs which was open on Saturday and I took Uber to the lab to have the testing done. It was a ton of genetic screening tests, hiv, rubella, and blood typing testing. They took 16 tubes of blood and a urine sample. All the tests came back normal, so I was relieved.

After meeting with my film crew for dinner, my mom and I took a limo service to the airport. After sitting there for 2 hours, our flight was cancelled. I was livid ! I was glad the plane broke down in Vegas and not while I was on it, but the airline seemed nonchalant about it. I called the airline and told them about the flight while standing in a long line for an hour waiting to get to the counter, and they told me they had no more flights until Sunday. I demanded that they find me a flight with either a nonstop or no more than an hour layover because I was pregnant and traveling with my mom who just finished cancer treatment. They put us on American Airlines in FIRST CLASS !

I stayed in the line and told the rep that I expected hotel vouchers and food and transportation vouchers. They gave us three $14 food vouchers, hotel voucher for the Marriott and a transportation voucher. We ate at one of the restaurants in the airport and saved one voucher for breakfast the day of the flight.

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Our faces in line after the flight was cancelled !

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On the plane heading back to paradise and out of the cold NYC air !

Here are a few pics I have been taking of my belly….

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I haven’t taken my 9 week photo yet, but will do next week when I am 9 wks 4 days on Tuesday.

I am hoping my belly won’t get too big too fast so that I can keep everything under wraps until I’m ready.

I hope everyone is doing well !!

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