I am new here and I love all of the support and kindness I see on this board. I am excited to contribute and learn!
I have a question that I am hoping some of the more experienced moms and even FTMs who are far along in their 3rd trimesters can answer.
Next week I have my second prenatal appointment. A few days before each prenatal appointment I have been called by the receptionist and told that the OBGYN was going to be out of the office and needed to reschedule. So this means I rescheduled my first appointment and now I have rescheduled my second appointment.
Both times I have complied and rescheduled but I am concerned because I don't know if this is normal. I know that OBGYNs often have to rush out if a patient goes into laber but most of the time you aren't rushing out on Friday for a woman who won't go into labor until the following week...I think that what is happening is that the OBGYNs in my office (there are multiple) are scheduling their c sections anytime as opposed to having set days when they do c sections and as such having a better appointment guarantee for other office patients.
I question this because I have heard of OBGYNs who only schedule c sections for Monday and Wednesdays and surgeons who only schedule one day a week as well. This way they aren't booking over patients at the last minute.
So my question is-is this normal? I am sure some of you might have had the office call you and say "Dr isn't going to be in" at the very last minute, but regularly being asked to reschedule days in advance-is this normal?
Also-I asked today why I was being rescheduled. I know that because of Patient Privacy they can't say "Dr. X has xyz procedure that day." All the receptionist would tell me is that the doctor had an emergency. I told her that I understood rescheduling because of a genuine last minute emergency but I struggled with them using the term "emergency" to refer to a procedure they scheduled many days out. She basically told me that this is the nature of an OBGYNs job and it is like that for every OBGYN.
Thanks in advance for your feedback!