It’s fair to say I’m a little anxious all is going ok, so I have tag-teamed the doctor and mid-wife to get the maximum number of scans in! (gives me peace of mind).
I had my third scan yesterday! This time at the hospital with the doctor. I have not been to the doctor since I became pregnant. However, he did perform my three scans to check my ovaries before I had a frozen embryo transfer. I get the feeling he is exasperated with me and my questions, anyway.. he came in to the office and said “so it didn’t work, is that why you are here?”
For my last pregnancies I was having genetic tests at another hospital so I am used to going there instead of the closer hospital, or mid-wife. I am not having genetic tests this time so I am unsure of the system in Holland and whether I should be seeing the doctor or mid-wife , or both? Best to try both and see what happens!
The nice doctor, recovering from his surprise that I was pregnant, basically told me that I should be seeing the mid-wife for the whole pregnancy except if I have a ‘not-normal’ pregnancy.
I told him I was having trouble breathing at night and after walking up the stairs. I insisted it feels not-normal! He dismissed it as normal, (no bp test..) and then said “I’ll see you in 30 weeks”. At this point I was getting frustrated with the attitude here ‘pregnancy is not a medical condition’ (most births here were home births here 10-15 years ago). So I asked him for no particular reason at all except to annoy him.. what if I choose for a cesarean birth? when should I organise it? he said 30 weeks.. I said, I’ll see you in 20 weeks then 🙂