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|03-2-2009 - Doctors Appointment
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Well i had my first doctors appointment last night. My doctor is usually great and he was such a great support after my m/c in October. But yesterday he was no help at all. I expressed my concerns that I was terrified of having another m/c and explained that I would feel so much better if I could have an early scan. I didnt think it would be a problem!!!!! I was wrong. He would not agree to an early scan and says I have to wait like evryone else until I am 12 weeks. His reasons being that if I was going to m/c again then it would just happen so whats the point in an early scan as things will happen if thats the way its meant to be. I couldnt believe it, I tried to explain how anxious I am but I couldnt change his mind. So i have to wait another 7 weeks until I can have a scan and know that everything is ok with our little jelly bean. My last pregnancy ended at 11 weeks and Im just so frightened that its going to happen again and I wont know anything about it as they wont check everything is going ok. Not even a blood test to check my levels are going up as they should be. Is it just me getting wound up or does anyone else think this is wrong. I dont know what to do. Any advice anyone??
3 Comments on Doctors Appointmentorone
- Friday, 6 Feb you and I are in the exact same boat. When I lost my baby last October my doctor was wonderful and said they would put me on weekly progesterone shots with the next one and closely monitor me. When I went in last week none of that happened...they actually looked at me like I was crazy I was there...hello, they are the ones that told me to come in! They are doing absolutely nothing, and I don't get my first US until March 23rd when I'm 13 weeks. This is only because I decided to pay out of pocket for the extra testing. I'm terrified and furious all at the same time. I'm so anxious that something has already happened with this baby, having dreams I've MC again...and I can't imagine having to wait this long for a scan... nikkinu1
- Tuesday, 3 Feb I'm sorry to hear that!! I'm not sure what you can do, except to keep pushing until they listen the like rooey said. I'm here in the US and with our insurance we can change our dr. pretty easily to get one we like and listens. If possible maybe you can do that. And, I agree, if you can get a female she'd likely be more understanding. You're not crazy for being worried. I believe if the technology is there to provide information it should be used. How terrible to make a woman go through that! I wish you all the best! rooey
- Tuesday, 3 Feb Oh my god! Sorry you had to go through that sweetie. What an arse! Sorry. I would be totally annoyed about it like you. I think you should try and see a lady doctor (do you have one at the surgery?), I think they have more sympathy in these situations. Leave it a couple of weeks, then go back, dont let them make you feel like you have to see the same doctor (mine try to do that!), you need someone understanding. I would keep pushing until they do something. I did, and I was lucky they listened. How dare he say those things! Insensitive idiot! I also asked about the blood tests, but mine said no also, and that it would only state the obivious that I was pregnant. I personnally think, we should have the same care here as they do in the States! (god I would love to be cared for over there!) Will you have a booking in appointment with a midwife soon? May be ask them, see if they can help, thats what they are there for, its their job!.
KEEP PUSHING HONEY, YOU DESERVE TO HAVE YOUR MIND PUT AT REST!!!! DONT LET ANYONE TELL YOU OTHERWISE!!
CHIN UP COOKIE :O)