There are so many negatives that come along with being induced to go into labor that I tend to forget to look at the bright side- because my labor was scheduled, I got to be delivered by my doctor. The one who I am the most comfortable with. BIG relief.
I know that a lot of women will tell you that once you’re actually in labor, you won’t care who’s staring into your snatch.. and that’s true- to a point.
I chose the OBGYN practice that I go to for one reason: It’s all women. The receptionists, the nurses, and the two doctors.
If there is one thing I will never be comfortable with- it’s a male doctor digging in my crotch. I don’t care how much pain i’m in, just can’t ever let it happen.
Even when in ‘pre-term labor’ with Holden, the only doctor on rotation was a man who wanted to run some specific tests and I downright refused. Risky? Yeah, and in a way I felt bad about it because I knew the test was important.. but because of things that have happened in my past it’s just something I can’t let slide. We won’t get into all of that, i’ll just leave it with that I think it’s a woman’s choice who’s going on a treasure hunt in her crotch and if she doesn’t want a man to do it, then a man shouldn’t do it. I also won’t go into my rant on how I don’t understand at all why any man would want to be a gynecologist and how it totally icks me out either.
As I was scheduling my next check-in, I was told by the receptionist that there is a new doctor joining the practice and that I would be seeing this doctor at my next appointment. I understand needing a new doctor.. as there are only 2 at my practice and a lot of times you wait for a VERY long time in your room to see someone, especially if one of those two are at the hospital on delivery.. but i’m not so sure i’m comfortable seeing someone new so late in the game. Who is this person? Is it still a woman? If it’s not a woman, seriously.. heads will roll.
Does seeing this doctor just mean i’m being worked into a rotation, or am I being bumped off of my doctor’s list onto theirs? Do I even really have a specific doctor, or are all 3 technically supposed to be my doctor?
I guess I assumed that the one who delivered Holden, the one who I saw the most towards the end of my last pregnancy and for all of my important check ups was my specific doctor and the one who would be delivering this new baby.. but from hearing other women’s stories- it might all depend on WHEN I go into labor as to who delivers me. These are things I don’t know about considering i’ve never gone into labor on my own.
Not that there will be anything I can do about it if that’s what it comes down to.. but I certainly won’t be happy about it. Maybe if this were my first pregnancy, or if I didn’t feel so comfortable with the doctor that delivered Holden it wouldn’t matter so much.. or maybe even at all- but it takes a LOT to really get comfortable with someone staring up your va-jay with a magnifying glass.
I think it’s time to do a Google search on this new doctor.. who had better have the same parts as me, damnit! I’m way too fat and irritable to have to yell at my next appointment.
You wouldn't sniff a stranger's butt to see who pooped their pants.... so you probably shouldn't do these other parental things to strangers, either. holdinholden.com/2017/12/weir…
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You know that feeling when you don't chew a chip all the way and it cuts you all the way down and you swear it's gonna kill you, but you go ahead have another right after? That's what it's like when you decide to have another kid.