So I went to the new Guy-nee…unbeknownst to me, she recently left UNC Hospitals to move to this practice closer to her home. She asked about which practice I was with there. When I told her Maternal Fetal Medicine, she seemed shocked that I would need the high risk group. Then the nurse did a history. Of course she asked all of the questions that I dreaded and of course, I didn’t fit into any of the usual boxes. I tried to keep it light. Finally, she said, “I don’t know how to put that information into the computer so I will ask the doctor and come back.”
Yeah, well, I’m still trying to figure out how to put that information in my head so when you figure it out…let me know. Words like “stillbirth,” “miscarriage,” “I’m sorry, I’m not finding a heartbeat…” they don’t compute easily, even after nearly 4 years.
Other than that, it went fine. The doctor asked if I was on birth control…I laughed for a good minute or so and said, “no…” She said, “oh, you figure if it happens, it happens?”
Ah, no. I figure if it happens AND sticks it will be a Christmas/Hannukah/New Years/Valentine’s Day/etc. miracle (seeing as how we finally have a living child, we only seem to “do it” on holidays….)
I think my 3 children are enough….