When my sister had her first baby, Seth, he was really, really big. The Dr. apologized for not noticing. There was a lot of damage.
So for Zane, she found a Dr who would induce early if he was too big. And he was, and the Dr did, and it was smooth and I was there and it was beautiful and one of the top 3 experiences of my entire life.
So when she got pregnant with Quinn, she went to a Dr (3rd baby, 3rd city) and said “I have big babies, I need an early induction, if you can’t get on board with that, let me know and I’ll find another Dr.” And the Dr said “Oh no, I can, big babies are dangerous for both mother and child”
ACES. We have a Dr.
So she was scheduled for last Wednesday. I take off work and fly down. Her husband takes off work. Tuesday they tell her to call at 5:30 AM Wednesday AM, because it looks like they might be full.
Um, what? We have an appointment. We have a medical need.
So we call at 5:30 AM. They are full. Call back at 7.
Keep in mind that she is pregnant, and CAN’T EAT while she waits.
Late in the afternoon we are told call Thursday.
Thursday goes just like Wednesday.
Only FRIDAY they tell her that not only can they not see her today, 3 days after she was scheduled, but they don’t do inductions on the weekend AND her Dr is out of town next week ON VACATION, so she is rescheduled for the 24th. A day after her natural due date.
A. We were going to induce for the safety of the child and mother, but now that you have to GO ON VACATION, it’s not necessary? How does that makes sense to you Dr.? Why can’t you have a pal do it? Are there no other Drs in Houston?
B. I have a job I have to go back to, AND I have already spent what I can’t REALLY afford on plane fare.
C. I am not having children, so this was pretttttty much my last opportunity at experiencing the miracle of childbirth, and I missed it. I am not sure I know any one else who would allow me to be in the room for that.
D. MY SISTER IS MISERABLE. The baby is huge, she thinks Quinn has slowed down and is not moving as much which is BAD.
E. She doesn’t have an appointment this week for Dr visit, like she SHOULD, because the Dr. IS ON VACATION.
F. I’m livid.