May 21, 2005
permalink Obstetricians - where are they when you need them!

Hmmm. the other thing that had been stressing me out for the past couple of days was finding out that my obstetrician would be on leave for the month of December, which meant that if the pregnancy went the same way as the last one, she would be away in the lead up to the birth and the birth itself!

I'd been so happy to have gotten in to see this ob in advance. She was warm, friendly, and had heaps of experience in diabetes and in working with my endo. I had not been entirely happy with the ob I'd had last time as she'd been a bit 'cool' with me all along, seeming to disapprove of the many questions I would ask, and I often felt a bit depressed after my appointments with her.

I'd also had a somewhat unusual post-birth experience, with oedema causing my wound to leak and some disturbing, thankfully temporary, neurological symptoms (visual, language) which were also probably caused by the massive oedema. So I was really really keen on getting a good obstetrician.

When I'd seen her I had specifically asked her if she thought we should avoid 'trying' during the month that would lead to a December baby, as I'd heard it was not the best time (due to busy-ness and staff shortages, inductions etc) to be at hospital. She'd been encouraging, saying 'If it's meant to be, it's meant to be' but the bugger didn't mention that she was going to be away on conference leave!!! Urg!

I am now eagerly awaiting a phone call from my endocrinologist to find out whether he, too will be away on leave in December. He was away for the last birth.... I am so nervous!!

Posted by patton at May 21, 2005 07:10 AM
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