Well, I went to my first official visit with my new OB last Wednesday.  There was a lot of hesitation involved in going.  So, after my half an hour wait in the waiting room, my nerves were already shot, and I was getting pretty emotional.  By the time I made it to the nurse's office to take my vitals, I burst into tears.  She didn't really know what to do or say......so she just sat there.  I tried to explain through my sobs that I had a lot of hesitation with my move over to this Doc's office, etc.  Then, had to explain why........that I had had a stillborn baby during my last pregnancy, etc., etc.  By the time I made it to the exam room I had cheered up a little bit.  Until.............the doctor comes in and pulls out the doppler to hear the baby's heartbeat.  This is how it happened last time.....routine exam and they couldn't find the heartbeat.  Needless to say, the tears showed up again.  That doctor.....he really didn't know what was going on.  Other than I was a new patient, he really didn't understand what was happening.  I couldn't really explain too well while sobbing uncontrollably.....He tried to talk to me to get my mind off of it....did I cook?  Where did I live?  Maybe I could move in with him and his wife so he could do this (check the baby's heartrate) every day?  My nervousness slowly started to fade away, and I felt comfortable with him.  We then went over into his office to sit down and discuss things a little further, and how this pregnancy is going to proceed.  He suggested that I go to the perinatologist (high risk OB) to just clarify what type of  treatment plan she would like to go ahead with.  It's her call the frequency of the ultrasounds, etc.  So we made an appointment with her week after next to sit down and chat.  All in all, he made me feel comfortable, and that's what counts.  He's in an office with 6 other doctors, but had no problem with me seeing just him or rotating between him and another doctor.  I'm going to be induced the end of July anyways, so we'd be able to pick a time when he's working for that.  I'm soon going to be to be 16 weeks (4 months pregnant.)  It just doesn't seem possible.

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Coley803
Feb. 3, 2008 at 2:20 PM aww... i know how terrible that was. i feel so bad that you had to go through with it. i'm glad you found a doctor that is willing to go that extra mile to make you feel comfortable. we'll both be fine and holding our little ones soon!!  no worries!!

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Momto6
Feb. 9, 2008 at 9:58 AM

Have you had your new appointment yet?  Let us know how that goes!! 

 

Teri

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