Today I sent my Dr. packing....

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Today I sent my Dr. packing....
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Mon, 06-16-2008 - 3:33pm

Today, I had

 

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Registered: 05-09-2008
Mon, 06-16-2008 - 6:26pm

WAY TO GO RACHELLE!

Mom to Jeffrey, a 7 year old ball of fire,&nbs

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Mon, 06-16-2008 - 10:39pm

Awesome!

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Registered: 12-24-2006
Wed, 06-18-2008 - 1:57am

You have done so well, Rachelle, I'm so happy to hear that you did this! What that doctor was putting you through is absolutely absurd. She was treating you as though you were sick instead of just normally healthily pergnant. Dont blame DH for blurting out what you asked him not to. I think men feel a little distanced throughout the whole pregnancy because everything is so removed from their control - he probably felt the urge to be included and surely did not mean you to be upset by it. I would put all the blame at the door of your doctor, who should be reported for this type of behaviour. I wonder what she is like with young girls (who present far more complications than we oldies). She must terrify them to pieces with all of these tests.


I hope you will feel confident enough with the new doctor to let him know about hyper-ventilating last time around, without fearing that he will try to "do" something about it. He should be aware of it, but I reckon that's enough since I presume you are planning a hospital birth and medical staff will be on hand. It hardly seems likely that you will feel panicky second time around, especially if yoiu have confidence in your new doctor.


I'm so glad your medical records are already transferred. My first doctor, who I left at 6 months' pregnant with my firqst baby, was very cross when I left her for another (probably because doctors get a large lump sum for being present at the birth here). She insisted that I come to pick up my medical records in person and discuss why I was leaving with her. I was stressed out by this for days and ended up taking DH along and staying int he car while he went and fetched the rcords and told her I was feeling sick. I later found a rather sad explanation for her unpleasant behaviour towards me. She was about the same age as me and had apparently been trying unsuccessfully to have children herself. So when I breezed in with a surprise 2-month-old first pregnancy at 40, she must have felt pretty bad...


Good luck with the first appointment with the new doctor - I'm sure you wont regret it!


Torielle


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Wed, 06-18-2008 - 12:06pm

Thanks everybody for the support!

 

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Registered: 12-24-2006
Thu, 06-19-2008 - 2:11am

Good for you, Rachelle. I though your doctor might have issues of this nature, as mine did...I dont know what sort of arrangements you have over there in the US, but I would have thought this sort of behaviour could do with reporting.


The moral of this story is not to avoid female doctors of your own age, however, rather to change when you need to.


Torielle

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Registered: 02-01-2008
Thu, 06-19-2008 - 10:12am

Rachelle,


I'm not trying to make a bigger deal out of your previous labor and delivery experience than need be, but it seems you are at least a little concerned.

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Thu, 06-19-2008 - 1:55pm

Funny you should mention that.

 

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Registered: 03-05-2008
Fri, 06-20-2008 - 12:54am
YAAAAA!

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Sun, 06-22-2008 - 12:12pm

Wow this doctor sounds just

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Mon, 06-23-2008 - 5:50pm

Rachelle,


I'm glad that you dumped that doctor!

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