I spent the last couple days in the office, came close to not going in but totally sucked my dedicated a$$ up and went in :p I feel like I am seeing lots and lots of primips lately. I know this because I keep giving my spiel about how first babies usually come after their due date, just plan to be pregnant until 41 weeks at least, the baby knows when to come and he/she will come on his/her birthday.
You need to drink lots of water during pregnancy, especially in hot a$$ Arizona.
Smoking is bad for you and baby.
Normal. That's normal. Feeling that is normal. Normal normal normal. (getting this one tattooed across my forehead so I can just point to it!).
Spotting and light bleeding in the first trimester are very common. It doesn't mean a miscarriage will always occur. (I'll get at least one 3am call on this one over the weekend).
On the lighter side of things...I have several term ladies who I would love to catch their babies. Hoping some of them will show up this weekend. Especially the one who is planning hypnobirthing....I'm so excited to see that and how it works. There's also a personal patient of one of the other midwives (she's tied up all weekend so won't be able to come) pregnant with twins, both vertex, term, and 4cms. I've never caught vag twins before so would love to do this....too bad the back-up doc is my least fav on call :p
I'll keep you all posted!