My husband recently changed jobs and we have a new insurance – my current OB/GYN isn’t covered on this insurance. I was NOT happy about when I heard about it. My doctor and the hospital is only about 5 minutes from where I live and I loved that. It’s so convenient! But the hospital and clinic I’m going to be going to now is about 30 minutes from us. Ugh!
I have mixed feelings about this. I actually have only seen my previous doctor twice due to her being always delivering a baby somewhere else or being on call the day of my appointment. I think it’s because she splits her time between two hospitals. Anyway, I like her but I’m not devastated that I’m switching because I really haven’t seen enough of her to know if I’m losing anything (lol). No one actually recommended her, either – I just picked her out of the women’s clinic website because her picture looked the nicest. And hoped she was sane. ;-)
Now from the experience I’ve had with my new insurance/hospital, I’m actually pretty impressed. They’ve been really helpful and sent me a very thorough pregnancy packet. The difference is a small-town hospital (old) versus a bigger-city hospital (new), I guess. I did some research online about the new hospital/clinic and found someone in a forum recommending a certain OB/GYN (she said the doctor was very sweet and cried with her once when they thought she might lose her baby, I thought that was nice)… so I asked to see her. The receptionist said that that doctor is really popular so I’m hopeful. Hopeful that she won’t be so popular she’s always off delivering babies, too – lol.
I go in for my first prenatal appointment on Monday morning. I don’t get to see the doctor I asked for that day but this is just an appointment to get me established anyway. The next time I can see the doctor. So pray for me! I’m hoping this is a good move and do trust that God will see me through this birth. I’m trying not to be nervous about it. It’s all a faith-builder for me. :)
For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
– Isaiah 41:13
I need His help, too! :) Giving birth is kind of scary. It might be my second time, but it wasn’t exactly fun the first time and I’m hoping it goes better this time. I just realized I didn’t blog Emma’s birth story… okay, that’s going to be coming up. Lucky you! haha I did complete a short meme on it, though.