I don't think my OB is for everyone - in fact, when I describe him to people sometimes they seem horrified. But he is perfect for me. He answers questions quickly and with a confidence that leaves no room for doubt - which is what I need! And sometimes when I double check (hey, I'm slightly neurotic!), he shoots me down with a laugh and quick shrug as to indicate that I am actually being neurotic. I love this.
Me: I found out I have that prothrombrin thing... and I am a little concerned I am going to need to take blood thinners, and I hate shots... and I am um... kind of freaked out that my baby isn't okay in there?
Him: Did they put you on aspirin? Anything? Nah, you're fine. Not a big deal.
Me: But after delivery do I need to take blood thinners?
Him: Probably not. Blood thinners have their own set of complications and you don't need to be on them without a good reason. Which you don't really have. Lemme ask you a question you won't know the answer to - how many kidneys do you have?
Him: You think you have two. Plenty of people have gotten in car accidents and then they find out hey, I've got one kidney! What do I do now?? Nothing. You do nothing, you were fine before and you're fine now. Same with you. You know something a little scary about yourself that most people would go their whole life not knowing, but we're not gonna have to treat something you don't have symptoms of.
So I feel much, much better today. We did go into a few details about how delivery will be monitored a little more closely and such, but he said we'll go over it more as the day gets closer. Next visit is the dreaded glucose test, which I tried my hardest to get out of with "Well don't I look plenty healthy to you???" Apparently not.
Finally, I am working on a post about Little Man and Ex that is taking all the strength I have in the world. I am really trying to not make it a crazy rant about how much Ex is pissing me off lately, and actually make it about the topic I am discussing. We'll see how that one goes when I post it.
Happy (??) Ides of March!