November 2, 2010
I’m not special, and that’s a good thing.
Today I officially called and made a prenatal appointment with the local OB’s office.
I haven’t had a “regular” gynecologist in over four years, so it was a bit nerve-wracking to have to find the doctor who will (hopefully!) be delivering our baby in 7 months. It took a lot of soul-searching and discussion with S, and part of the problem is that we not only had to decide on a doctor, but on the hospital where we planned to deliver.
We have a good hospital only 15 minutes from our house – and only 5 minutes from S’ business – but it’s just a standard hospital, not one of the well-known or teaching hospitals in Boston. The way we figure it, if we continue to be considered low-risk, we’ll appreciate the convenience and it won’t matter that we’re not at a “Boston” hospital. They have a lot of extra comforts – like private rooms, one-on-one nursing, and family-centered care – and all of the key factors in case of an emergency – a level two special care nursery and an MGH neonatologist on duty 24/7.
We watched a video tour last night and I have to say, it was the birthing tub that sold me. 😉 I know that sounds a bit fruity, but I use tubs as migraine pain-management, so I’m assuming that it will help during labor as well.
So once we finalized our decision to deliver at the local hospital, I felt comfortable enough to call and make an appointment with an OB’s office that had been recommended to me. I’m still feeling a little unsure about that decision because I won’t see a doctor until week 12, and at that point, will need to cycle through all four of the doctors in the practice. I assume they do that so that you’ve met every doctor that could possibly be delivering you, but I really hope that I’ll get to choose the doctor that I connect with best. We’ll see…
I guess I’ll just have to get used to not being special, huh? 😉
#TheLittleThings – Today, I’m thankful for a job that allows me to occasionally work from home…and take a mid-day nap! 🙂