I am annoyed at my MW b/ she keeps rescheduling prenatals. This has been an ongoing 'issue' since the beginning.
The first one in July was rescheduled due to a birth. I completely understand this and hope she'd do the same when I am in labor. I know the woman who was in labor and I know she gave birth that day so I know it's the truth. This prenatal is not an issue for me.
The prenatal in Sept was rescheduled b/c I suspect she wrote it down wrong. It was supposed to be the day after labor day at my house. About 1/2 hour after the scheduled start time, I called her and she said she had down that it was going to be the next day. I know it was supposed to be Tuesday b/c I distinctly remember asking her (and her apprentice) "Is that the day after Labor Day" and they both looked at me and said "Yes". Well, the appt didn't happen on the Wed b/c she said she needed to reschedule b/c she had some lead abatement class (or something like that) to go to for her kitchen remodeling. Ummm...so she rescheduled my prenatal for a lead abatement class?
My Oct prenatal was bounced around for a week for various reasons. At the appt she asked me why it had been a month since she last saw me. I simply reminded her that she was the one who rescheduled the appt and all she said was "Oh".
I was on my way to my prenatal on Wed when I called her to make sure it was still going to happen and she said she needed to reschedule due to her oversleeping. She called me today and said she was on her way to a birth and that she'd call me back when it was over. So far, not call, but since birth can take longer than expected, it does not bother me as much.
There have been some other prenatals that have been rescheduled, but you probably get the idea. Out of all the prenatals I have been to, a majority of of them have been rescheduled for some reason. I will be honest in that I am somewhat restricted in when I can make appts. I have a two year old who needs a nap from about 12-2 and is miserable without his nap. The MWs office is about 30 minutes away and I have to be back by 4pm when my DD gets off the school bus. This leaves mostly morning appts for prenatals (her first appt is at 10am). The day of the week does not matter much to me, but the time does. I can work with this, but I guess I just feel like I'm being pushed aside for reasons other than births. I feel as if I get more attention from the OB that I see than from her. The OB is in solo practice and has a much higher patient load, but still manages to make it to births, prenatals, and other appts. Even two years ago when he had 28 births during the month of Oct, he still made it to appts - not always on time, but he still made it and at least he returns phone calls promptly.
Am I being hormonal 39 week pregnant woman? Am I being unreasonable? This is my first homebrith, but is this common place for a homebirth midwife? I absolutely understand the births, but the other reasons kind of annoy me. I suppose as long as she doesn't try to reschedule my birth I will be OK.
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