Post # 1
I am nervous and excited for my first prenatal visit. I’m about 12 1/2 wks along now and I think the thing I’m most nervous about is getting my blood taken. I’ve never had my blood taken before and I heard they take a lot so I’m really nervous about that. I just hope I dont pass out.
Post # 4
You’ll be ok! I hate having my blood drawn, so I recommend not looking while they do it, because they do take a little bit. Good luck and let us know how it all goes!
Post # 5
Good luck! Don’t worry about the blood work, you will have to get used to it besides it’s only a pinch. 🙂
Post # 6
Anxiously awaiting your update on the visit! So exciting!
Post # 7
Good luck! My tips for having blood drawn are to look away and talk to someone when it is going on. Also, don’t let them do a countdown or anything because it makes it worse. I used to be really scared of them “taking my blood” but when I do these things it is no big deal at all.
Post # 8
If you are nervous be sure to let your nurse know. I have had to have blood taken a lot and usually the nurses will be extra kind when they know you are scared. You can ask them to use a butterfly needle too, which is thinner so it hurts less.
Post # 9
I am scared of having blood drawn as well. So last week when I went for some bloodwork, i just looked away and it was a tiny little pinch. It was over in 30 seconds. I think the anticipation of it was worse than the actual event.
Post # 10
GIrl you’ve never had blood drawn!??! WOW! That’s amazing. Well, fear not—the hype is much worse than the pinch. Just close your eyes and breathe! GOODLUCK
Post # 11
I was suprised that it went well I just felt the little pinch and nothing else really. She did take a lot though but it was worth it cuz I got to hear the babies heartbeat today with the doppler! We get to have an ultrasound next week I cant wait!
Post # 12
@lori aww I’m glad it went so well…and that is sooo exciting about the ultrasound!!