Tuesday, December 2, 2008


I'm feeling a bit scolded. I called to schedule my appointment yesterday and spoke with my nurse practitioner at the OB's office. She's the one who said to call her directly when I got pregnant.

I told her I was seven weeks pregnant, and she was all dramatic about not being sure if they could "squeeze me in" the following week for an appointment and ultrasound. I explained that I had been kind of superstitious and didn't want to schedule the appointment too early, to which (if I were the nurse) I would have said, "yes, I can completely understand that." But nothing.

Really? Okay, I can understand that I probably didn't make life easy for them. If I had called at five weeks to schedule, it would have been much easier for them, but MUCH harder for me. The knowledge of the date of the appointment and that three week wait would have been torture. It seems to me that the NP has probably (definitely) dealt with nervous post-miscarriage Moms before and she should maybe be a little more compassionate. But whatever... that's just me.

On another note, I LOVED the nurses at my old OB's office. :( I changed to the new OB after I moved to cut about 30 mins. round trip off of my drive. I almost wish I had just stayed at the old office and dealt with the drive. Bleh.

P.S. Still no definitive symptoms...


Azaera said...

Don't let her get to you I didn't call my nurse practitioner until I was 8 weeks along and I had known the moment I got pregnant, basically 4 weeks. But I wasn't going to jinx it and call them until I was sure I was pregnant and staying that way for a while. Of course I was terrified of miscarriage/stillbirth for the entire pregnancy. But yeah I waited about a month before making my appointment. And besides some women don't even know they're pregnant for a few months. Hang in there!

With my first pregnancy I had the nausea and everything, I hated eggs and red meat I got sick just looking at it. And then with Skyler I had almost no symptoms, just headaches and tiredness. No nausea or morning sickness or anything. Every pregnancy/baby is different don't panic if you don't end up puking your guts out.

Anonymous said...

Switch doctors!

sushilover said...

I agree, don't worry about calling in late...I would have done the same if I didn't have a staff of 20 doctors stalking my ovaries from cycle day 1. If I could I'd wait til 8 months! Anyways...if they really needed to they could fit you in. There's always a way. Don't worry about it.

Anonymous said...

You'd think she would get that. I mean if you had schedule earlier and then miscarried, then you'd have to call and cancel that appointment. Which would really, really suck.
Ah well, they can be irritated all they want, but you just do what is best for you.

Casey's trio said...

Boo on that nurse. I agree with Yaya...switch offices if they aren't treating you well.
Just wanted to stop by and say hello and thanks for stopping by on my SITS day.

Anonymous said...

How are you doing?