I also remembered all the questions I forgot to ask my OB last week (when I felt like an idiot for not having a single question at my first appointment), so while I'm supposed to continue on the Prometrium and Estrace for about another week and a half (12/19), he said I could really just stop now since RE's will typically keep people on medications longer than is really needed once the body starts picking up the slack. So I actually will run out of meds a little before the 19th, so we agreed that I would continue taking them until I ran out, but there was no concern with needing to taper off them or order more to continue through to the 19th. He also recommended I stop riding :( I was only planning on riding for a couple more weeks anyway, but he was concerned with the spotting and thought I should be taking it more easy rather than riding a not-very-smooth horse. So maybe I'll go out in a couple of weeks to love on Rudy one more time (since that would have been the last time I would have gone out to the barn anyway), and then I'll tell his owner that I'll be taking a break and try to pave the way to hopefully be able to call him in a year to see if he has a horse for me to ride then.
I also apparently misunderstood the requirement to have a "delivering doctor" in order to be seen by the high risk doctor. I should have just given them the doctor's name who serves as backup to the midwives, but I interpreted it as they would not be willing to work with the midwives at all, which is apparently not true. So the high risk doctor told me I could start seeing the midwives now and he would work with them on the plan for my care going forward, and that they'd be able to do some of the scans, tests, etc., themselves anyway. I was all gung-ho to call them when I got home from my appointment to see if they'd be willing to see me now that I no longer have a twin pregnancy, but then realized that it would probably be better to stick with the original plan of waiting until I was out of first trimester before I switched to them, just in case. Especially since my NT scan is now scheduled with the high risk doctor for 12/20, and I don't want there to be any confusion with where the results should be sent. So I'll have them forward all the results to the OB (which should be done about a week after the scan), I'll go to my next appointment with the OB on 12/28, and then if all is going well by that point, I'll try to switch back over to the midwives.
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