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Ok, first off, we never got to go on a tour at the hospital where I'll actually be delivering (we did go on a tour of the other hospital where I would have gone had I delivered earlier) so I called today to ask a few questions. They said my boyfriend should bring sheets and pillows for the man cot. Huh?! Is that normal?! I have never heard of such a thing. At the other hospital they giggled when someone asked about that and said of course he would get linens.

Then I called the OB's office to schedule next week's appointment. They have NO APPOINTMENTS. Not even for magic word: twins. Not even for 36 WEEKS PREGNANT WITH TWINS! I really don't understand. I guess I'll just show up.

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Holy crap! That's crazy. All of it. They really expect you to bring your own linens!?! And they can't get you an appointment when you're 36 weeks pregnant with TWINS.

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Ohhhh....that's a good question. I actually think DH has to bring his own linens to our hospital too, now that I think of it. :confused:

And WHAT?? I can't believe they won't give you an appointment...this might be a little unfair, but I think they should bump someone else - not only are you almost there, but you have TWINS!!!! Yikes.

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uh, that is weird.. all of it. It IS hard for me to get an appointment that is convenient now that it is weekly, but I can get in. They should be planning ahead for you since you are having twins! how odd.

The linens thing is weird too!

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That is odd they can't find time to get you in for an appt- You think they would fit you in.
my appt are always made for the next visit at the end of my appt.

Not sure about the linens thing- don't think we have that option here. They renovated the mother baby unit here and now everyone gets a private room. I guess I will find out when I go on my tour as to what they do. As far as I know they don't let anyone stay over and kick them out around 11pm.

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"shankay" wrote:

As far as I know they don't let anyone stay over and kick them out around 11pm.

Woah. I would probably DIE if they tried to leave me all alone with two newborns!

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they don't even have another doctor you could see??? My doc is booked the week of Thanksgiving and I said, that's fine since I have my c-section on Friday and they said no way they will let me go more than 10-days w/o seeing a doctor, so they booked me with another doctor for that week.

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They said there are no appointments at the practice, which has three different offices and maybe eight OBs in total. I'm sure they'll try to squeeze me into an appointment last minute but the OB will be PISSED like they are every week that it's for a regular time slot (they always freak out on the front deskers for not giving me a double time slot) and I'll be angry if they can't make it on a Friday since that's the only day I can get a ride. I can't drive at this point and it'd be at least a $100 roundtrip taxi ride so I'd just skip it. I guess this all could be a moot point anyway if I have babies before then!

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Wow. No appts??

Um we never used the man cot. DH didn't stay overnight with me and baby but I think they provided sheets and a pillow fit the fold down couch thingy.

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"shankay" wrote:

As far as I know they don't let anyone stay over and kick them out around 11pm.

That's what I thought our hospital's policy was but during the tour they said that Dads were welcome to stay overnight. There is no bed though - just lazy boy chairs.

And WOW that they don't have room for an appointment for you - that is crazy! I would pester them with phonecalls until they give in. Not that you should have to, but I guess there's nothing else you can do.

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That's really strange about no appointments....I wonder if you call in the beginning of the week and see if there were any cancellations.

And for the sheets- they gave everything to DH when he stayed in L&D. When I stayed with Nick in the pediatric hospital they gave me sheets too....so strange.

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On the no appt thing, that is weird. They booked my weekly appts until past my due date just in case! I would call your OBs nurse and maybe try to talk directly to the OB. I find that to be INSANE! Probably some stupid person in the office who doesn't know when to break the rules. I usually find that when they say they "don't have appts" they really do as they are holding them for emergencies and such.

My recovery room was a two-person room. Luckily I never got bunked up with anyone. The first night my DH stayed on the chair and the nurses gave him sheets and a pillow. The next night they said he could take the bed and he did.

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We were told to bring linens for DH, but only because thier blankets and pillows are really thin, and he would be more comfy with stuff from home.

As for the no appts- how wierd. I have all mine booked up to the end!

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You should call & say, "hey! I'm the girl that might deliver my twins thru my vag, haven't you heard of me?!?!? Okay so open that pretty little book of yours & FIND ME A SPOT!" lmao. j/k, but that'd be awesome. Wink

Dads can't stay over at my hospital & I'm in a shared room. It feels so out-of-date w/ everyone else recovering in these beautiful new rooms. We have the hospital tour tonight so we will find out if anything has changed in the last 4 years.

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The more I think about this, the more annoyed it makes me lol. I would be really upset if dh couldn't say over at the hospital with me.

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Yes, I think it's crap that the father of the baby cannot stay with the mother and child. This time around I am okay with staying by myself as DH will probably stay home with our kids unless we can make arrangements otherwise. But it's the not having the option that bothers me. A daddy needs to bond with his child just the same!

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"lesleynka" wrote:

You should call & say, "hey! I'm the girl that might deliver my twins thru my vag, haven't you heard of me?!?!? Okay so open that pretty little book of yours & FIND ME A SPOT!" lmao. j/k, but that'd be awesome. Wink

Sounds like you're learning my ways ... that's essentially what I said!

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Dads can't stay over at my hospital & I'm in a shared room. It feels so out-of-date w/ everyone else recovering in these beautiful new rooms. We have the hospital tour tonight so we will find out if anything has changed in the last 4 years.

Woah. Does that mean then that the baby doesn't room in with you? I have to say I'm super shocked that the dads don't have the option of staying with it being an LA-area hospital.

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"triplespiral" wrote:

Does that mean then that the baby doesn't room in with you? I have to say I'm super shocked that the dads don't have the option of staying with it being an LA-area hospital.

Baby rooms in w/ me. Dads don't. So outdated, huh? I could go over to fountain valley & have nice rooms where dad can stay, but I really want my ob & she's out of long beach. It's the same woman that delivered my other 2 girls.

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Baby rooms in w/ me. Dads don't. So outdated, huh?

SERIOUSLY! I guess he'll have to make it up to you when you get home. If you get two nights without his help then he gets two nights without your help! :neener:

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"_Jessicah_" wrote:

Yes, I think it's crap that the father of the baby cannot stay with the mother and child. This time around I am okay with staying by myself as DH will probably stay home with our kids unless we can make arrangements otherwise. But it's the not having the option that bothers me. A daddy needs to bond with his child just the same!

This!

So you did get an appt? I would be annoyed too if they wouldn't let me in at first. Um, how about bumping a routine monthly visit patient or a pap for someone about to have a baby?!

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I haven't called back again about an appointment for next week. If I need them I'll just show up. I mean, what do I really need checked next week anyway? I'll be 36 weeks and ready to go and if the babies start coming I'll just go to the hospital.

In related news, my mom thinks the babies are on their way. She says I'm completely hormonal and not myself for having this sort of easy attitude about everything when normally I love biting peoples' heads off.

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Have they done the GBS test? I guess with US they have been checking your cervix. Then the test for protein and sugar in your urine along with weight gain and BP. I dont think you should skip a weekly appt especially with twins. I'd show up and act like you had an appt. Lol

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"triplespiral" wrote:

I haven't called back again about an appointment for next week. If I need them I'll just show up. I mean, what do I really need checked next week anyway? I'll be 36 weeks and ready to go and if the babies start coming I'll just go to the hospital.

In related news, my mom thinks the babies are on their way. She says I'm completely hormonal and not myself for having this sort of easy attitude about everything when normally I love biting peoples' heads off.

ha - if I was acting laid back my family would probably say the same thing about me.

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Wow, my hormones are having the opposite affect on me. I am a completely crazy cat lady of sorts.

I agree with Amanda... I don't think you should skip it!

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"triplespiral" wrote:

I'm....not myself for having this sort of easy attitude about everything when normally I love biting peoples' heads off.

This is what my mom would say about me. lol. I'm her only daughter & she gets bummed out b/c I don't want to "chat." She once got me a pillow that says "spare me the details." I'm more like a boy when it comes to that kind of stuff I guess. Gossip, etc just isn't my thing...

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Do you have another appt scheduled with your peri? You visit a perinatalogist, right? Do you have a NST or BPP scheduled soon? That is more important than a routine visit with your OB, IMO. Have you been tested for GBS? It is important, but really if the hosptial doesn't know for certain, they will just automatically give you IV antibiotics. When I had my DS at 36 weeks, we had not received ther results from my test yet. I just got the antibiotics while I was in labor.

I guess what I am saying is that as long as you have an appt with the peri where they are going to assess the health of the twins and how you are doing, it may not be a big deal to see your OB. If not, I think you need to call back and demand an appt or demand to talk to your OB about an appt.

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Nope, I'm not seeing a peri. My OB is the twins guy for their practice and he'll be checking growth again tomorrow. I've definitely had a lot of prenatal care so far with cervix and growth ultrasounds every 1-2 weeks. I'm guessing the GBS might be at my appointment tomorrow. There's a LOT of movement all day long (mine never got the message about slowing down their movements when they're HUGE and there's two of them!) so I haven't done a NST in a couple of months.

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My hospital definitely provides everything that a DH/SO might need for an overnight stay with mom and new baby. That sounds very odd indeed! And about your appt, my jaw is still on the floor! It's because of this very reason that I make all of my appts a month out, because if not than this same exact thing would happen!! I'm glad they're seeing you tomorrow though!

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"triplespiral" wrote:

Nope, I'm not seeing a peri. My OB is the twins guy for their practice and he'll be checking growth again tomorrow. I've definitely had a lot of prenatal care so far with cervix and growth ultrasounds every 1-2 weeks. I'm guessing the GBS might be at my appointment tomorrow. There's a LOT of movement all day long (mine never got the message about slowing down their movements when they're HUGE and there's two of them!) so I haven't done a NST in a couple of months.

Ah, I would just tell him today that they refused to make an appt for you next week. I bet he will LOVE that! Biggrin

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How was your appt?