Post # 1
I just want to preface this post by saying that the baby is fine.
But this morning I went for my 11-week ultrasound nuchal test.The tech first tried to see the baby with the monitor on my stomach, but she got really frustrated and said she couldn’t see anything. I mentioned that I have a tipped uterus (harmless, but makes it harder to see the baby) and she said, rudely, “I can see that. I don’t even know why you’re here. They never should have sent you this early with a tipped uterus. Of course we can’t see anything. I don’t even know why they sent you here.” Then she said we would have to try an internal probe to see if we could see the baby that way. Fine. So she did that and she was looking at the monitor for a loooong time and not saying anything. I said, “Can you see it ok now?” and she said, “Wow, your baby’s really dead in there.”
I lurched up and said, “WHAT?!” and she said, “Oh, I just mean your baby’s really dead tired and sleeping in there. I can’t wake it up.” She tried shaking my stomach and I did some jumping jacks but nothing would wake up the baby. I asked if everything is ok and she seemed annoyed and said, “It’s sleeping. That’s what babies do. Come back next week and we’ll try again.”
I know the baby is fine but her comment about my baby being DEAD was just so cruel and it really upset me. I didn’t say anything about it because I was trying to hold back my tears. My husband couldn’t attend this appointment so I was there all by myself. I am just so shaken up over this!
Post # 3
You need to call her supervisor immediately and complain. That behavior is completely unprofessional and unacceptable. I’m so sorry you were treated that way.
Post # 4
Yikes, can you go to a diff ultrasound tech next time? I’d do what I could to switch.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
i’m so sorry for you. that was a horrible, horrible thing for her to say. and her attitude seems really rude. you should call or write a letter, this deserves an apology.
Post # 6
I would have slapped a B****!
I agree with @Moose about calling the office and talking to her supervisor. Even without the “dead” comment her behavior and attitude was just wrong. We all have our bad days but that is no excuse to treat others poorly.
Post # 7
That is so beyond unacceptable. I would call her supervisor, immediately.
Post # 8
I would absolutely call that company and speak with a supervisor. She was completely insensitive. I could only imagine the horrible things she has said to other women with more difficulties! I’m so sorry you had to go through that and I hope for all the best with your new little one!
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2010 - Ladder 15 Restaurant
I agree…what an awful situation to be in by yourself! You should say something to her supervisor or at least your doctor to make sure you do NOT see her again.
So sorry…that really is terrible. At least the baby is fine though!
Post # 10
What an awful thing to say! I’d definitely complain about her comment & her attitude in general.
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
NOT COOL. I agree, I’d talk to a supervisor as well.
Post # 12
You should def call. She should never say the WORD “dead” when doing an us! I wonder why people even go into this field if they are that grumpy.
Post # 13
- Wedding: April 2011 - AnthonyÃ¢Â€Â™s Fine Dining
Have you ever watched “Arrested Development?” There’s a physician on there who always makes comments like that. That’s where someone like that belongs…in a sitcom, not in real life! I’m sorry you experience that, and I’m glad the baby’s fine 🙂
Post # 14
Please please please call them right now and let them know what went down! That should never happen at a doctors office especially in an ultrasound. Ultrasounds are suppose to be fun and exciting. Call them befor lunch because most OB offices close at lunch on Fridays!
Post # 15
I think that was unprofessional. If she’s having a bad day, she needs to suck it up and be pleasant to her patients!
Post # 16
I am not preggo but I had a US a couple of months ago. The first place I got sent to didn’t even give me the proper instructions that I need for the US, so when I got there the lady started yelling at me in front of everyone. Needless to say I was bawling my eyes out so I called the doctor’s office that referred me and just said what they did. Not only did they give me a new referral to a different place that was SO much better but they had the other place’s owner calling me back and giving me a formal a apology.
As I mentioned, contact the doctor’s office that referred you for your US and explain what happen and mention you want to be sent somewhere else. Then your doctor’s office will forward the complaint, which in my mind is much worse than you complaining to the supervisor.