I just canceled my weekly check up at the OB's office due to not having a ride. His practice is clear across town, no convenient bus connection available, no money for a cab (which would probably add up to about 35 bucks one way) and I really really cannot hack having my inlaws over for the whole day again after putting up with them all day yesterday. I'm sure they won't mind coming over to take me, but they won't leave, and I just can't deal with them again after an incredibly long day yesterday.
I didn't think it was a big deal, after all everything has been fine ever since I started going there. Blood pressure, urine checks, weight, fundal height, fetal heartbeat, everything. My appointments generally don't last for more than 10 minutes and then I'm out the door.
But when I told the receptionist (who is normally very upbeat and easy going) that I wanted to cancel, she told me that it was really really really not recommended at this stage (39 weeks 2 days today) to skip a week, that I needed the check up, and that she couldn't tell me it was okay to cancel it. She kept asking me if I could come in another day this week, and kept saying how it's really not a good idea to skip an appointment and it is very very important to come in.
It made me feel equal parts worried and pissed off. Why is she trying to bully me into an appointment that I don't really see the need for? Or am I missing something? She made me feel like I am purposely putting my baby's health at risk by canceling the appointment. I don't know what to think. Any input very very much appreciated!