Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

The 20 Week Appointment Guide For the Dad-to-Be

by Hugh Larson

Going in with your wife for a twenty-week baby appointment is one of the most exciting doctor visits that you will ever have. The twenty-week appointment is the appointment where you will find out the gender of the baby if you want to that is. While this is an exciting appointment there are a few things that you as a husband should be aware of. Here are just a few tips on what to expect when you accompany your wife to the twenty-week baby appointment.

Tell The Nurse Your Plans

It is possible that you do not want to know the gender of the baby. This is completely fine and can add a bit of excitement when the child is born. If this is the case, make sure that you inform the nurse that you do not want to know the gender of the baby. If you do not want to know the gender, you may also want to look away from the screen. Often it is very easy to spot a boy. This appointment is not only about gender, it is also an appointment where the nurse will check all aspects of the baby to ensure the baby is growing correctly.

Prepare Questions

More often than not you are going to have questions to ask the nurse. Often if you do not write these questions down they will be gone for good. Make it a habit of writing down your questions so you can ask them during your appointments. You do not want to have a list of questions you want to be answered but not be able to remember those questions when the time comes. Also, do not be afraid to ask questions in the first place. You are going to be the father of the child, after all, you need those questions answered.

Be Prepared

Now there is a chance that something is wrong with the baby. It can be super stressful and heart-wrenching, but it is going to be important that you are also ready for bad news. If something is wrong with the baby you can expect your wife to go through a very hard time, and it is going to be up to you to ensure that you wife understands that everything will be alright. Be there for your wife when she needs you most and if something has happened to the baby, be ready to comfort her.

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About Me

Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

I have worked in a supportive role in the medical industry for over 20 years, and I have been amazed at the advances in medicine that have been made. While it is always great to hear about a new medication that helps cure a disease or a new surgical procedure that can help someone live a normal life again after an injury, I have been especially amazed at the research that has shown just how much our physical and mental health are connected. Since I keep on top of all of the amazing medical studies being performed and I know others are too busy to hunt them down themselves, I decided to start a blog to share my favorite health tips for keeping both your mind and body healthy.