We went to meet the new OB at our clinic here. He was so nice! I was scared for a bit because the nurse was really really snooty and rude. She was kinda snippy from the moment I got there. Then she got the doppler out to listen to the heart. I had told dh before hand to help me be brave and stand up for myself because I am very timid and get so shy. Well, he said "DO you want them to do that?" And I did want to hear the heart so I was starting to say, yeah, its fine...but this nurse says, in a horrible rude tone..."Well, we're gonna." Like I had no choice in it. I am ashamed that I didn't say anything and let her do it. I wanted to hear the heart and I was kinda confused by what she said...it took a minute to register. If I could go back I would definately have said something. So then she gives us a hard time about the glucose test, which we discussed with our midwife and decided to declne. We told her that and she just looked at us for a minute like we were stupid and then left. Well, I was scared by now. I am not good at standing up to athourity and if she was any indication of the attitude at the office I thought the doctor would be awful. Turns out he was great. Didn't give us a hard time about anything at all. Didn't act as if homebirth was strange at all. Just said if there was anything he could do to help. I know part of it must have been that he is new to this area, this small little town. He comes from Denver where I am sure homebirth is a little more commonplace. Also he is originally from Isreal, so that might have something to do with it. .So I was glad I didn't have a bad experience and now we know someone at the hospital in case anything goes bad.
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12/7/01 at 10:45pm