Sunday, September 28, 2008

An ULTRAsound Experience

I was on my third month of pregnancy when ob gyne recommended me to have a transvaginal ultrasound. I told her that I needed proof of this pregnancy for my early SSS maternity notification. Doppler can’t still recognize the baby’s heartbeat yet, my baby is still shy :). So there you go, to keep my inexperienced self from worrying about what’s going on inside my womb, I decided I’ve got to get this transv ultrasound done. I’ve been having qualms about it because I know it’s going to be real awkward. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaa! My helpless self couldn’t believe I’d go through this. I know that in some countries, this is already part of their prenatal procedure but I really couldn’t help being uncomfortable with it. Nonetheless, I said to myself, I shouldn’t be afraid or be uneasy with it. I’ll probably have more of this uneasy feeling as my pregnancy progresses, especially when the big day comes when I would bring this baby out to this world.

My ob gyne referred me to a clinic where I would undergo the transv ultrasound. I thought of backing off because I learned that the doctor in charge (radiologist) is a MALE! I told hubby it would be even more awkward to do this but he just laughed at me because he knew I would still do it, anyway. The radiologist must have sensed my awkwardness to this procedure that he said it would be okay to have my husband come with me to the examination room. I even asked him if I would feel pain during the procedure and he answered with a smile, "No, you're already married." If we might call it a lucky day, he had a female assistant insert the what-looks-like-a-rod (they call “transducer”) with a condom that has lubricated gel on it. At least he didn’t see my private me :)

And so, here’s the happy part, I forgot all about being uncomfortable even when he took hold of the transducer and navigated the stuff to take some images of my uterus and ovaries. It was indeed a magical thing to see a small-sized head in the monitor. Hubby had a great smile on his face when he saw that a small and real life is doing okay in my womb.

Whew, it was indeed an awkward but cool experience. :)

2 comments:

jenn_US said...

hahahaha. mao ba? isuksok diay sa ato a basta mag ultrasound?

sus mao jud ang feeling sah if naay lain taw mutan aw sa atong tinagu-an. pag papsmear pud nako sus naulaw pud ko but anyway woman man ang doctor so ok ra. hehe haay paet ning babaye oi.

meretrisha said...

suksok jud net if the ob gyne requires transvaginal :).. naa man puy sa tiyan ra i perform

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