First Prenatal Appointment

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swany1 - August 22

I am about 5 weeks pregnant and have my first appointment in a week. I have a terrible fear of needles and am terrified of having my blood drawn. I am trying to prepare myself to make this easier so I called the office to see if they could tell me how many vials of blood are drawn. They just laughed and said they weren't sure. This topic has truely been keeping me from sleep. Does anybody know how many vials of blood are drawn at the first appointment?

 

Carrie - August 22

They didn't draw any blood at my first appointment, just talked. However at the second appointment they drew three small vials of blood. I think it probably also depends on what all your doctor wants to do. They only poked me once though, it was a needle with a little device attached that they could snap the vials onto, fill, remove, and snap another vial on. (hope that makes sense :P)

 

swany1 - August 22

Thanks for your response. I know I have to have blood drawn at the first appointment. I was just praying that it wasn't six or more vials! I do understand how you are saying it is done. My OB a__sures me that as long as I am healthy, I will only need to have blood drawn 3 times before I go to the hospital to deliver. Thanks again!

 

FLM - September 9

I feel your pain...no pun intended. I am the BIGGEST baby when it comes to needles - epescially having my blood drawn. I am really dreading having it done at my first appointment on September 21st, but i just keep telling myself it will benefit the baby. Good luck at your appointment. Just know that you arent the only one having to go through the hard stuff :)

 

essie - September 10

Here is my trick for when I have to have blood drwn. By the way I am the biggest chicken. Look the other way and pinch your leg. lol it does work

 

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