- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
I’m thinking very irrationally Bees, so talk me down. I know someone will deliver my baby, but right now my hormonal, preggo brain is trying to tell me otherwise. I just need some encouraging words 🙁
I do all my prenatal care 90 miles away from where I am delivering and then at 34 weeks I get transferred out to my delivery doctor. The reason I did this was because I work at a clinic, so instead of taking a full day off from work every time I had an appointment, I could instead just walk upstairs for 20 minutes and be done with it. They transfer pregnant ladies out to this hospital all the time. No sweat!
I had this delivery doctor at the hospital all picked out, saw him at my 20 week appointment, and all was good. I found out he stopped taking on new patients as of January 1. Ok, no big deal…I already established care with him back in November, so I am technically not a new patient.
I called to start setting up appointments with him…no go. He’s going to be out for medical leave during the time my baby is born. They don’t want to have me see him now because he will be out anyway, so she recommended a new doctor at the practice. It didn’t really bother me to pick someone new honestly because I thought this would just be one of those “pick who you want and make an appointment” type deals, but she made it seem like its going to be a process to even get me SEEN by these other doctors. She was like, “Well, they usually like to establish themselves as your OB right away so they can continue your care throughout pregnancy, so I don’t know what their policy would be regarding transfers, especially at 34 weeks. It depends on the doctor so we will have to have you start with one doctor, see what their policy is, and then either establish care with them or move on to a different doctor.”
My whole though process is I do not fucking care who’s policy is what and what doctor does what. If there is ANY doctor there that can tell me to push and catch my baby the day I deliver, I’m happy. All I need is a catcher. Seriously. This should not be a difficult thing!!! Especially since I’m not one of those women who really is a stickler about knowing my OB before delivery. At my hospital, the chances of your OB delivering your baby is slim to none because it all comes down to the doctor on call unless you deliver duirng the week, and obviously I can’t guarantee that.
So I left a message with a nurse of one of the doctors. She should be calling me back on if he takes transfers and will deliver my baby.
I seriously just do not need to be worrying about this 8 1/2 week before my son is due. Between all the Mother-In-Law issues, the excruciating pain in my legs at night, and everything else, I just don’t want to be dealing with this right now. I just don’t care. Just find me someone to say yes, I’ll deliver your baby.