Post # 1
School’s out and therefore I had to drag my poor stepsons away from their videogames to my monthly checkup with the OB.
Well, the drill at the OB always starts with check in at the desk and go pee in a cup, right? So off I go to the ladies to do my thing. Trying not to offend the boys’ sensibilities, I discreetly wrap my sample in a sheet of paper towel before returning to the waiting room. (Why I should worry about offending the sensibilities of kids whose highest idea of humour is the fart joke is beyond me.) As always, there is a bit of a wait until I am called. I should have known the 10-year-old would just not be able to resist … “So what have you got there?”
Sigh. “Well, N, I just went to the ladies room with an empty plastic cup. What do YOU think I might have here?”
Stepson, light dawning, possibly even embarrassed: “Ooooooooh.”
No further questions.
I glance around at the other pregnant ladies (also clutching their pee samples), who are all heroically trying not to burst out laughing, but not all succeeding.
Post # 3
although I can’t believe your OB makes you sit in the waiting room clutching your urine samples, there has GOT to be a place they could let you leave them!
Post # 4
I can’t believe they make you hold it in the waiting room! All my doctors have a little tray in the bathroom where you put it and it’s a double sided door so they open it on the other side in the lab where they test it.
Post # 5
That is funny, but I agree with PPs that it’s a little weird your doctor has you hold onto your urine sample while in the waiting room. Every doctor I’ve been to has a cabinet/tray in the bathroom where you leave it. And I’ve been to a looooot of doctors for a bladder condition. I peed in cups at least once a month for 2 years. haha.
Post # 6
Well, the thing is, we have to use the public washroom on that floor (it’s a big medical building), so there’s no way they can have that nice discreet little trapdoor! My regular doctor has that, but not the specialist … go figure.
So yeah, we all have to sit around, holding our urine samples. Very classy. But hey, I know I will have absolutely no dignity left by the time the baby is born anyway. 🙂
Post # 7
Funny, but yes, little weird to be holding your urine in the waiting room. Hope no one spills!
Post # 8
The cups have nice little screw tops, so no spills. 🙂
Post # 9
Man, they should put labels on the cups (or buy the ones pre-labeled) and have you write your name and doctor on the cup so you can turn it in to the receptionist counter immediately. Sitting with your pee in the waiting room…ew.