Originally Posted by yellowdart
Then, later, I joked that I feel like an 800 lb tuna trying to walk on land, and she said, "Well, not quite 800 lbs, but you're getting up there." ...and I tried to keep joking, and said, "Maybe next week, then." ...and she said, "That's what we're trying to avoid."
Yeah, thaaaaaat's really obnoxious :( That would really stress me out - I would always be waiting for the next inappropriate thing to come out of her mouth :(
The dr. I had for the first 4 months of my pregnancy with DD was a hateful witch (haha, imho, anyway) who kept trying to terrify me out of a homebirth (complicated -at the time, here, you had to have a dr AND a midwife) and kept telling me my baby would DIE. Anyway, she also was fixated on my weight- she kept telling me not to eat extra, maybe have an extra glass of milk every day but not to feel like I had to eat for the baby, etc. And she kept telling me all the complications I was likely to have during pregnancy. I had a slightly elevated BP reading ONCE at 3 months preg. and she wanted me immediately on BP meds because I would probably stroke out and die because of my weight. Gee, do you think I might have had a higher bp that day because you are a hateful, terrible woman?????
Anyhow, I switched doctors and went on to have a perfectly healthy pregnancy. I only gained about 12 lb for a 7 lb baby and had absolutely no complications. So take that, lady!!
My doctor now is wonderful - she sent me for an extra, earlier glucose test and did tell me she wanted me to gain as little as possible...but she is so positive and tells me all the time how everything is great and what a healthy pregnancy it has been....and funny thing - my bp is never high at HER office ;)
Trinket - you've inspired me to try and self-check my cervix! Today has been one long, constant, painful BH. I think baby has really shifted downwards since yesterday and I could barely make it through my grocery shopping today, it was so uncomfortable.