Post # 1
I’m scared…nervous . I’ve been admitted. On admitt I knew my doc wasn’t around and that it would be the other one in her practice on call. However I’ve been here for 7 hours with no progress and have only been seen by a hospitalist doctor (basically the group of doctors they have available for people who for whatever reason have no doctor or their doctor can’t make it) she looked like she was 12 years old, and I honestly thought she was a cna or ultrasound tech, she was so clumsy, looked totally lost, kept acratching her head….it was bizarre. Anyways I was just told the physician from the practice I go to was not coming, they couldn’t tell me why….and that the 12 year old would deliver me. I started crying. I work with hospitalist doctors and while the one I work with is amazing, I’ve worked with others who barley know what they are doing. I’m so upset…why did I bother finding a great twin doctor…I feel so helpless. My husband is sleeping and I have no one to talk to. Thet started me on a small amount of pitocin. My nurse is amazing and I just balled my eyes out to her.
I guess I need to change my frame of thought and just try to stay calm…but I’m afraid.
Post # 2
1) the bad- wait. your own doctor won’t be coming? that’s absurd. i’d demand a reason why. call them and ask.
2) the good- OMG you’re gonna be a mommy! that’s so exciting. think positive things. babies are coming!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
fresitachulita: We are here for you!! Let it out, girl!! You are in good hands, please try not to stress too much!! Question, are you delivering twins vaginally?
Post # 4
First off, congratulations! Secondly, I am so sorry you’re having this issue! It is really unfortunate your doctor bailed and I am sure that is incredibly stressful for you! Especially considering you’re having twins!
I don’t know if this will help, since I don’t have children and haven’t been in a situation quite like yours, but something I do when I get stressed in situations I have little or no control over is I try to focus on the end result. For me, it makes it easier to roll with the punches when I concentrate on the reward. Perhaps picture yourself taking them for a calm walk through the park in their stroller on a warm sunny day or you and your hubby cuddled on the couch in awe of the precious twins napping beside you or just visualize something that you’ve been looking forward to experiencing or doing with them. Focus on details; smells, sensations, tastes, etc.; whatever your fantasy consists of and that may help to take your mind off of the things you can’t control at the moment. I wish I had better advice to give you. Good luck and I am sure things will work out!
Post # 5
I don’t really have much advice but I wanted to send you a big virtual hug! Hang in there for them, they need their mommy to be as calm & stress free as possible. Sending lots of positive thoughts your way.
Post # 6
Thanks guys. I wouldn’t say she bailed, but her coverage did for some reason, they keep telling me they don’t know why. I’ve known my doctor would be gone this week, a planned absence. I was comfortable with the other doctor in her group delivering me should I have them this week. Just wasn’t prepared for that not to be an option.
My my nurse has been great. She said an amazing doctor from the other group (part of my docs group) would be on in the am, and delivers tona if twins. She may just be trying to make me feel better..because who knows if tees twins will wait that long.
Meanwhile I’m so uncomfortable, fluid keeps continually gushing out of me…I’m stuck on my back since the doctor wants both babies continually monitored, plus I have the pit drip. My husband still snoozing away on his cot….I don’t see myself getting much sleep. 🙁
I will work on those positive thoughts!! :))
Post # 7
Your nurse is your best advocate right now. Talk to her and see if another doctor is around.
On the uncomfortable front: I totally get it and was in the exact same position during my labor. Hang in there and don’t be afraid of asking for an epidural. A pitocin induction blows No matter what and do what you need to to get through. Also, When I was stuck awake late at night I got lucky and one of the most stupidly funny TV shows was on so I was able to kinda laugh and zone out. Maybe see if you can find anything. Best wishes for two beautiful healthy babies!
Post # 8
Well mamma it will all be over soon and you will have TWO bundles of joy to make all of the stress woth it 🙂
Keep us updated and try to stay cool, calm, and collected lol
Post # 9
Honestly, nurses do SO much more than the doctors do any how 🙂 If you hav ea good nurse, you’ll be fine!
It totally sucks that you are being made to lay down on your back, that could slow things down a lot more than if you were allowed to wander around a bit (although, with leaking fluids, that’s not overly fun either!)
I hope things go smoothly for you hun! Can’t wait to hear about your new babies!
Post # 10
Sorry to hear your doctor won’t be there, but at least you have two beautiful babies to look forward to. Hoping things are going smoothly for you!
Post # 11
fresitachulita: Thinking about you!!!!
Post # 12
fresitachulita: Hope everything’s going / gone OK
Post # 13
Good Luck momma!! I hope you are hanging with 2 perfect babies and too busy to get on weddingbee.
Post # 14
That sucks that your doctor can’t be there or the other doctor in the practice :/ stay strong mama your baby boys will be here soon!!! I’m so excited for you! Hoping you have a good labor. Can’t wait to hear updates!
Post # 15
Hoping you have those precious babies in your arms right now 🙂 Thinking of you!