Monday, September 20, 2010

Baby update

My doctor appointment today was disastrous. First we checked in and were told the dr was backed up a little. So we waited just about an hour and 1/2 to see our doctor. Great. Then what made it worse was the appointment was pretty much just to hear the heartbeat. We didn't get an ultra sound or anything. He just waved a wand thing over my belly and called it a day. He didn't even tell us the difference between the baby's heart beat and mine so all I really heard was my heart beat I am pretty sure.

But wait it gets even better! I then had to wait another 30 minutes for the appointment lady to get back from lunch so I could schedule my 20 week appointment. Well not only did I have to wait an incredibly long time but she was a huge bitch. Sorry for my words but the aggression has to come out. You could read this lady's face and all it said was I hate my life and I am going to make yours miserable too. And boy did she!

She told me that since my due date was in march there wouldn't be enough available appointments to accommodate me and I would most likely have to wait until November. NOVEMBER!!! It's not even October yet! That means I have to at least wait 6 weeks for my next appointment. That's if I get in the first week of November which I am sure they won't be nice enough for that. 6 weeks puts me at the 22 week mark. I was informed today that because of my condition it is possible that I go into preterm labor around 24 weeks. As in 2 weeks after my next appointment.

I am trying not to freak out. I really can't help it though. I was told by the crazy lady that she would call me at the end of the month sometime to schedule my appointments. I plan on calling in 2 weeks to make sure I get an appointment within the next 4-5 weeks. If this is how they treat the high risk patience I don't want to know how they treat regular pregnancies.

Needless to say we did not find out the sex of our baby which at this point is really the least of my worries or aggravation. I now understand why people talk so badly about Naval Hospitals.

Ugh. Stressful day.


  1. oh goodness.. I am so sorry, try not to stress too much and relax. I know it's hard but you can't put too much strain on your body and the baby.

  2. Sorry you had a rough day! They won't tell you what you're having until that 20 week check up, if at all. I was so impatient with my two that I found a 3D/4D place out in town. I definitely know your frustration!

  3. Urgh I am so sorry to hear all of that but dont let the stress get to you and the baby. Everything will work out, just look after yourself and if you really want to know, go find a local place that will do scans for you : ) I hope you have a better afternoon huni

  4. Oh man!!! I think I wrote you a comment a while back about how bad Naval Hospital care can be. I had the worst experience ever at the Naval Hospital in Okinawa with my first so I made sure I was seen by civilians off base for my second. I was high risk and seen every 2 weeks. It was the best experience I could ask for. I HIGHLY recommend going off base!!!! Your health is worth it!!

  5. Wow... everyone I know that goes to Bethesda Naval Hospital has had a great experience... sorry yours is so bad =/

  6. Awh, I'm so sorry you had such a horrible day! :( I would say,"Try not to stress yourself out", but duh, I'm sure you've been there and done that! haha.

    Hopefully Joseph will be out of the Marine Corps before I get pregnant because I haven't heard many good things about the Naval Hospital myself. I haven't gone yet! Eek!

    I hope things get better!


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