The appointment has been set for Friday, April 23rd at 2:30 PM. That is five weeks from this coming Friday, and I would be 30 weeks pregnant at that time.
The local hospital we had considered will decide whether or not to accept me as a maternity patient based on the specialist’s opinion. His opinion will be based on the results of the test.
If the local hospital does not accept me, we will plan to deliver at Hershey Medical Center. If I go into labor before April 23rd, we will head to Hershey Medical Center.
I’m planning a prenatal visit with my midwife this evening.
And that’s all the news for now!
Oh, except that everyone else in the family has a bad cold (after almost making it through the winter without sickness). I don’t have so much as a sniffle, despite wiping many noses and kissing many hot foreheads. Is someone praying for me?
I am editing this later to say that all the financial information is in and to me it’s incredible. There were four options in our region for a fetal echo, and this is what they each charge a self-pay patient, with all discounts applied:
Hershey Children’s Heart Group: $2,347
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists (Lancaster General): $1,935 minimum
Nemours Children’s Clinic (DuPont Children’s Hospital): $1,699 minimum
Maternal-Fetal Medicine of Central PA (same dr. Hershey uses, but he comes to this office 2X/month): $780 minimum to $810 maximum, depending on the length of the consultation
Guess which one we’re using??!!