Today I saw a new Perinatologist, the bad news is that he was a total jerk… the good news is that I’ve graduated from the high risk clinic and don’t have to go back there anymore (although, all my past visits have all been positive and lovely). Aaanyyway, we had a growth scan today and baby is big, like really big. He or she is about 6 pounds 8 ounces, 75th percentile. I have just less than 5 weeks to go and this news is stressing me out to the point of finding it hard to breath. Last pregnancy my doctor told me that my pelvis wouldn’t be able to deliver a baby bigger than about 8 pounds. I am tall, but I’m not really a “big” person. Natalee was 7 pounds 5 ounces and I actually had a pretty hard time delivering her.
I called Sean hoping that my oh-so-supportive husband would make me feel better… he told me maybe I should eat less. I know that he was trying to lighten the mood, but it just made me mad (for the record, I really haven’t gained much weight, and don’t eat too terribly).
When I told the perinatologist about my concerns he brushed them off and said “If baby doesn’t fit, we just do a c-section” and then he left. Well, that answer doesn’t really work for me. I have no problems with a c-section, but obviously I’d rather avoid one if possible. I felt like I was just Patient number X and not an actual person. I finally called my regular OB, I’m hoping that she will call me back and calm me down, or at least take me seriously. I haven’t complained at all for the entire pregnancy. Whenever I’m there she always says “it’s so nice to hear you so positive, most people just complain at this point.” So, fingers crossed that she realized how much this is really bothering me.
For the record, I’m not asking that the baby be delivered tomorrow anything drastic like that… I just want some reassurance from a doctor that actually knows me, and that I trust.
The good news is that I have a long-awaited massage and pedicure scheduled for Saturday and I cannot WAIT! This mama needs to relax.
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