First, I started with an OB who is known for vbac. But, he goes out of town a lot and seemingly, does not leave anyone on call which has left me in a bind twice now. At 20 weeks when I had a fever and contractions (ended up being a virus) and at 26 weeks when I had a low grade fever, head ache, and stabbing back pain (ended up being a UTI). Both times, I had to seek someone out to see me because he had left no one on call. During this time, I started seeing a 2nd doctor, the one who delivered my last baby. I never dropped either doctor. (until today).
Thing is, the first doctor rarely sees me, goes out of town a lot, runs no tests, not even sure why I bother to make the long drive to his office. His waits are long too, but he is very popular. But I have never seen where people get called back who were there after me. Even if I saw that, if it happened on occassion, I would assume the other person had something wrong they needed in quicker. I am 29 weeks pregnant and have only been seen once in the first trimester to verify pregnancy, at 14 weeks, 20 weeks, and then 28 weeks. I have my last two appointments scheduled until delivery. One is at 32 weeks and the other at 36. The office staff was trying to push the 36 week appointment to 37 and then when it turned out the doctor is out of town the week I am 37 weeks, they wanted to push it to 38 but I actually insisted, and for once they allowed it, for them to put it earlier instead of later. So I will be seen at 36 weeks and then I guess I am done unless I go past due. I feel a bit peeved to hear from others who go once every 4 weeks in their pregnancy and by now, they are going every other week and then by the end, they go weekly. I feel...sad to say..neglected. I am supposedly high risk, but this is it. This is the doctor I am staying with. And BTW, his hospital is nasty and horrible.
The second doctor, the one I dumped today, and I posted about today on another post...I am just sick of everything in her office. There was a reason I left her in the first place. Her partner, who is always on, always has to make snitty remarks to me about my family size and the fact that I home school. She is rude. She does not listen. She is a complete jerk. With the last baby, I was so sick after the baby was born. She came in to see me postpartum and never ever looked up from her records to speak to me and turned and walked out not listening to me when I told her I was so sick. She claimed she was going to order something for me, but did not. Her bedside manner when in front of you seems so great, but I get the impression that behind your back, it is the opposite. She makes me wait hours for visits. Today, there were 4 people booked for the same time. Even though I was there first, the doctor arrived to the office late and the other patients were taken back before me. They are cold and rude and don't even smile when I come in. They act all put out by my existence. There are a lot of issues there from medications prescribed and my getting sick from them and the doctor telling me to keep taking them because she either did not pay attention or she just did not know about the side effects. Also, being ignored after my unnecessary csect last time and ending up almost dead. She can deliver at 2 hospitals and I had planned to deliver at one of them, do not like the other. So after todays fiasco, I left and told them it was ridiculous and rude to treat the patients this way. Then I called back and told them exactly how rude they were being. They said the doctor would call me back, but of course, she did not.