we had the ultrasound today...
starting off, the birth center was transporting a mom, the first mom in labor we encountered there was being transferred, not a great example of the less than 4% transport rate we were quoted at our consult.
then the couple coming out of the scan before us were beyond aggravated they were having a girl, they were literally pissed at the gender of their baby. Honestly, if you know you really don't want one gender why find out and spend half your pregnancy disappointed you didn't get the baby you wanted???? WTF is that?!
then we go in
the baby was modest and really active so we couldn't tell the gender if we wanted to (and we don't) but the tech kept the screen turned away from me the whole time. DF got to see the whole scan, made me happy to see his face (I guess the baby reached down and grabbed his/her foot and was playing with her toes at one point) BUT she kept saying she would turn the screen and I kept waiting patiently, got up emptied my bladder and lied down for a second try to get the shots she needed. Then she wiped my belly off and told us we were done. Well, I never saw my baby. She printed one shitty picture, like a really shitty picture and showed me at the end... I only waited 4 months for that! Then she proceeded to tell me she had no idea when I would hear about the results, or when or even IF anyone would call me with them, she said probably in a month I'd hear back at my next prenatal. I wanted to punch her. I was so upset I burst into tears in the car.
I think I'd be just as well ignored and disregarded at a hospital as the birth center, I want my Massachusetts Midwives so bad :(