I had my first OB apt the other day an I can honestly say, "I am not in Kansas anymore" :( My Dr. is cold and short. I went into the room and the first thing she asked me was, "What are you here for".... She asked me no questions, nothing... I told her some history and thats it. She started to do an abdominal ultrasound which confused me, I am only a little over 6 weeks. She tells me.. "Well, we cant see anything, maybe because it's too soon or maybe because you dont have a full bladder"...DUH!! Ya think??!! I said, Use the transvaginal one...its right there...You can easily detect early pregnancies. So, reluctantly, she did. She was in there for less than a minute, detected 2 gestational sacs but told me one was 9mm and the other was 5mm and most likely wont make it. That was it.... She walked around the curtain to go sit back at her desk. I was in shock! She told me to come back in 3 weeks for another scan. She wouldn't give me a due date because of the inconclusive scan. No heartbeat. If she would have stayed up there longer than 1 min she could have found it.
In the US things are so much different. It is a warm feeling. I have been with many friends and family members when they go to the OB Dr or midwife and it is such a great experience. Here, they rush you in and out like cattle. Its cold and in-personable.. And this was at a private hospital...I can only imagine what it is like at the Government hospital. Oh yeah , I forgot. I did go to the Government Clinic to confirm my pregnancy. I told her that I have Factor V Leiydon (blood clotting disorder). She then asked me when was my last ABORTION!!! WTH???!! Apparently Ms. I am so smart, thinks since you are an American and have blood clots they are from Abortions??!! Seriously! Cause you know, us American woman are so "loose" and run around having abortions every so often.....How insulting!!! I thought my husband was going to strangle her!
I am sad and disappointed. I have waited so long for this experience and it was nothing but a huge disappointment. My husband and I are going to go to a different hospital in the next few days to see if we can at least get an Hcg blood panel done and possibly see if there is a heartbeat and the learn the outcome of baby #2.
I want to go back to the states. I want the wonderful healthcare that I am accustomed too. I want a midwife, a nurse that cares. I want a Dr. who knows my name. I dont want to be in a place that dosent know you by name and treats you like just another woman popping out a kid.
Wow! Who would have thought it was like this!! I will keep you posted on the next leg of my journey.
One question for you out there.... How important is having an HCG count taken? Especially if a twin pregnancy is detected? And an iron count for someone (me) with a history of anemia? Should my urine have been tested for presence of sugar?? Do I need a pre natal vitamin other than folic acid???