(Closed) Does your husband attend your prenatal appointments?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

 

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stillme:  Where I live we do the OB appointments at the office and the ultrasounds are booked on seperate dates at a different location. My husband has not come to any OB appointments, because frankly even I think they’re boring and a waste of time. He has come to all of my ultrasounds tho.

Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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stillme:  Yes, my husband has been to all of them with me! It’s nice to have his support. 🙂

Post # 33
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Worker bee

He’s been to all of my appointments. Just really excited I guess. Our first son has Down Syndrome, so I would not want to be alone to find out that something is wrong again (baby looks perfect so far!).

Post # 34
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2007 - City, State

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stillme:  mine went with me to all appointments for both pregnancies. I think he may have missed one appointment each one due to work. But we used to make my appointments around his work schedule so he could go. He always wanted to. He also toured the hospitals with me!! 

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

 

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stillme:  My husband is self employed so anytime he is missing from work, he does not get paid.  So we decided early on, that he would only be coming to the “big” ones.  He came to the 8 week appt to check viabilty and he will be coming to the 20 week appt next week.  Other than that, it is unlikely that he will be going to any other ones!

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

 

stillme:  Mines only come to the ultrasounds so far (anything “big”)…. I didnt really see a need for him to come to the regular appts since all they do is ask me how I am, measure my belly, listen to the heartbeat (so 10 minutes max). If something comes up and it’s indicated there’s an issue, and I wanted/needed him to be there for support he would, but currently there’s no need. I literally work across the parkinglot from a lab where I get my blood tests done so its just easy for me to pop over. He would have to take so much time off work driving to and from the doctors and waiting that it just doesnt make sense. Maybe in Jan when Im only weeks away from D-Day I might need him to drive me lol.

Post # 38
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My husband has gone to the first appointment to confirm the pregnancy and the 2 ultrasounds we have had so far.  I have a regular check up on Tuesday and he will not be going to that one. He will go to our anatomy scan in 3 weeks. 

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My husband went to my 11 week appointment to hear the heartbeat and then my 20 week ultrasound. Thats it. I wouldn’t make him come to my quick 15 minute appointments

Post # 40
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

My husband came to quite a few but honestly most of them were a waste of his time.  I think he was happy to come to the appt where we first heard the heartbeat and then all of the ultrasound appointments (I had a 12/16w, 20w, and 41w ultrasound).  Other than that, the appointments are so brief that it was sort of a waste of time! 

They don’t do anything at those regular appointments other than pee in a cup, check blood pressue, measure belly and listen to the heartbeat.  So I was always in and out in under 15min.  Sort of a waste of a trip for him.

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