My family gp follows all his low risk pregnancies up to 32 weeks at which point he transfers them to the OB clinic in town (an hour away from my house). I had my last appointment on Monday and he gave me instructions for after the babies birth (when to book the first appt), wished me well, and has forwarded my paperwork to the OB clinic. He asked me if i had a preferred OB (which I don't) and I asked for whoever is available to do appts on either Monday or Thursday mornings so that I don't have to drag my 3 yr old with me and can be home when my daughter gets home from school. No problem, he said he would forward my request.
I got a call Tuesday morning I believe from the grumpiest and least helpful secretary ever who started in with the angriest tone asking who I wanted to see (I pleasantly explained my circumstances and request) and then told me I can't guarantee that. I asked if it was possible to switch between the OB's to accomodate my schedule (whatever OB is on call does the delivery unless you need a scheduled section) and she got even more indignant! She grumpily said I will just have to bring my 3 yr old with me. Ya right, sounds like a great idea for a women to come in to such an involved appt on her own with a 3 yr old to try to keep in check and happy while trying to pay attention not to mention keep her coralled while they do the physical exams - wth is this lady thinking!!!! Anyway I managed to keep my cool and asked if I could book all of my appointments now so that I would know and have the best chances of getting my preffered times and that was a flat out no - but at least there was a semi decent reason which is that they don't know their hospital schedule very many weeks in advance (though I think that might be bs because any time i have needed to see an OB for a non-pregnancy issue it is booked for 6 months in advance).
I miss my doctors office!!! They are always so friendly, helpful, and accomodating. I have heard the OB's are all great it is just the stupid secretary that is my problem - grrrrrr.... I guess I will have to find alternate care arrangements for dd on the days that I have my appointments.