Ok, so this is me having a little bit of a temper tantrum. I've gone to the same hospital based midwifery practice for both of my pregnancies. Today I waited for over an hour and 15 minutes, just to have the midwife, who I remember visiting me in the hospital after I gave birth last time to screen me for PTSD after my traumatic birth/c-section, comes in and has no idea who I am, obviously hasn't reviewed my chart, is all flustered for being behind on her schedule, can't work the computer to look up my records, forgets what she has to get done at the appointment, and then asks me all these questions about why I had the c-section (Ummm, you told me I need to?!!).
I spent last year being poked and prodded by gastroenterologists, who couldn't diagnose me with anything other than IBS, after a 30 pound unexplained weight loss, alternating diarrhea and constipation, rectal bleeding, chronic migraines and debilitating fatigue. The GI practice seemed utterly unprepared to deal with something that wasn't diabetes/colon polyps. They told me to eat a bland diet of white rice, white pasta and white bread, which made me even sicker. I looked like I was on chemo. It was bad. (I eventually went to acupuncture, who said it was my damp kidneys, did some treatments and recommended no gluten, which seemed to work, thankfully and I recovered my health).
As a result of my illness last year, I quit my full time job with the nice insurance, so now all we can afford is a high deductible plan, and I think it just irritates me more to be paying lots of money for unprofessional and ineffective service. Like, it was ok when I had an HMO and just paid $5. But now that it's out of pocket, I'm a hot hormonal pregnant mess over it.
Ok, rant over.