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Bad appointment and dumb nurse practicioner

post #1 of 11
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Today I went in for my 36 wk appointment. The doctor did a group B strep, and the swab hurt like anything, then I could not pee because it was so painful. Then this nurse-practicioner in training tells me that I am going to have a baby in two weeks, and I was like "huh, and you know that HOW?" She went on to "explain" that didn't I know that term was 38 weeks (huh?) and that SHE delivered HER babys both at 38 weeks (yahoo for you!) and I said, well I had my first two at 40 weeks 5 days, and she remarked that "well, you don't want the babies to get to big or fat, do you?" like 40 wks 5 days was ODD or something?

Then, when my usual doc was writing out a script and I was waiting to make a next appointment, she made a big show of going through my chart and announced in front of whoever else was waiting, "oh, and you are getting a script for zoloft, right?"

Hmmm, ever heard of PRIVACY laws, lady?

And since the swab, I've been all crampy.

yuck. But baby is fine.
post #2 of 11
ugh sounds terrible! I had my swab last week and could barely feel it, sounds like a crappy appt all around.
post #3 of 11
Sorry to hear that you had such a tough appointment!
post #4 of 11
The stupidity of some people really truely never ceses to amaze me.

You wouldn't want a baby too big or too fat? really. How about not wanting a baby too early with all the complications of prematurity?

Geez.
I'm sorry you've been exposed to that. Good thing it's not catching (well, I guess that's debatable , but you seem immune at any rate)
post #5 of 11
Wow, what an idiot! I really think you should write a letter to her supervisors and to the hospital about her disclosing your personal info in front of others. That is really wrong and I'm pretty sure it's a HIPPA violation.
post #6 of 11
I'd write a complaint. Sounds like she was really inappropriate.
Sorry that happened. :
post #7 of 11
OMG Just pretend you slapped her - that would make me feel a little better.

Glad to hear baby is good! Sorry about the GBS swab - ick.
post #8 of 11
Some people... sheesh!!!

I'm only 36 weeks too and my grandma keeps asking my mom why they're letting these babies get so big.

Sorry about the no-fun appt, hopefully these last few will be better!
post #9 of 11
Weird, my swab was pretty much external. It didnt' go all the way in like a pap, anyway. She did check my cervix after that but that didn't hurt.
post #10 of 11
Oh my goodness! I'd be so angry about the privacy violation. They know better :

What on earth was she doing with the GBS swab? It only has to swab the opening of the vagina, not the cervix! When I had mine done I hardly even felt it.
post #11 of 11
yikes! You are NOT seeing her again are you???
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