Nica, they took it one step further here and called me back today and asked me to go to L&D to get assessed if I really can't make it into the office this week. So I asked:"Exactly what is it that you guys are so afraid of happening? Is there something I need to know, something you haven't told me about?" And she said no, it's just that at this stage in pregnancy it is very important to get checked weekly. And that they would call again and check in with me tomorrow if I didn't go to L&D tonight. Sigh. You know what? At this point I am thinking it is just not worth the hassle. I will drag my 3 year old (who fortunately seems much better at the moment) and my 9-month-pregnant butt over to their office tomorrow, just to get them off my back. The bus trip should be fun, it will take about an hour not including time spent waiting at the terminal for the transfer. But I can promise you this, if my water breaks on the bus, there is going to be one pissed off pregnant lady kicking up dickens at the OB office.
Yuck, I SO feel your pain. My doctor is in another part of town and our bus system SUCKS. So it only takes 15 min by car but the bus takes a whole hour or more, with transfers. And it's a sort of sketchy part of town so those buses are always PACKED, very hot and full of unsavory dudes and people who see absolutely no reason to offer a seat to the very pregnant lady carrying a 2yo.
I have been really dizzy and having wierd spells where I almost faint if I walk too far so I have informed DH that I don't care what it does to his schedule, I need to start taking the car to the appts, especially because they're every week now.
Good luck to you, Mama - the things we do, eh?