My post partum visit was today. I opted for Mirena for birth control. My appointment was 1:45. I sat in the waiting room until 3:00. They took my blood pressure, asked me 50 million questions, and had me pee in a cup. At 3:25 they had me undress from the waist down and sit and wait.
I started my period yesterday, which isn't normally a big deal. But OMG. This time it's SUPER heavy. Plus my allergies are acting up......AND I was sitting there like that until 4:45!!
I was sitting there with a blue sheet over me, and my legs closed. I started sneezing, sneezed 6 times in a row. With the last sneeze, I noticed an orangish spot on the sheet. I lifed it up and where my legs are closed...I've gushed blood and it's puddled up on my thighs. There's no way for me to get across the room to get cleaned up without dripping blood in the floor.
When I finally felt comfortable enough to get up, my OB comes in the room. Not only is it just him and his nurse, but there were students with him too.
I apologized for my bloody appearance. He laughed and had me put my feet up and spread my legs open....and I sneezed, so that brings another gush of blood. He said "OMG! I didn't believe you when you said it was REALLY heavy. I thought you were just being dramatic. Hopefull the Mirena will slow it down some."
He put the Mirena in and him and the students walked out, and I got the nurse to hand me some of those little toweletts you clean yourself with before peeing in a cup and a pad. She left and I cleaned myself up and walked out. :(