January 21, 2011
And another one bites the dust…
…another OB, that is. And she didn’t really bite the dust, I just don’t like her.
Of the four OBs at my practice, I’ve now met two…and I didn’t click with either of them. I think a lot of the problem is the fact that I’m used to being “special” and I’m not anymore :-P, but they have both just been really curt in their interactions. Every question I asked, I got a one word/sentence response, no reassurance, and then “other questions?” For example, yesterday, I asked her about my numb leg and whether there was anything I could do. Her response? No.
So me being me asked her if it could be a vitamin deficiency or something else that was treatable and she said “No. The only thing you could do if it keeps up is ask your PCP to refer you to a neurologist.” I mean, I’m clearly not a doctor, but there has to be some middle ground between nothing and neurologist.
The rest of the five minute appointment proceeded in similar fashion, ending with her actually being annoyed at how much the baby was moving around and how long it took her to get a heartbeat. We’ve still got a strong, active baby in there…and she did tell me that my uterus is measuring right on track (which she apparently could tell by putting her finger in my belly button)…so the appointment wasn’t a total waste.
But I mean, seriously, these are the people that are going to be delivering my baby? Have they ever heard about bedside manners?? I just hope the nurses at my hospital are as good as people say!
So now I’m looking forward to next month’s appointment where I get to meet a third OB (and the one that I actually wanted in the first place, based on online feedback), and I really hope that we click. After I’ve met all of the doc’s, I’m allowed to “choose” an OB to treat me during the end of my pregnancy…although, it could be any of the four delivering me come D-day.
I just have to keep telling myself…they’re all perfectly competent, it doesn’t matter if I like them or not, all they do is catch the baby…but it’s so hard after the kindness and care we experienced during treatments. I really hope that I made the right decision in choosing this practice…