Hey girls, so I have to wonder if anyone out there has any horrible doctor/pregnancy/delivery stories to tell from this baby or any past babies? I had smooth and beautiful pregnancies and deliveries with all but one... here goes (gets graphic, read at your own risk!):
I had the same doctor through both my first and second pregnancies, Dr. Turner. She was a Godsend. She was also my very first gyno, so when I got pregnant, of course I went back to her. She delivered my first son and was so great and helpful through the whole thing. When I got pregnant again 2 1/2 years later, back to Dr. Turner I went. It's the policy of her office to be seen once by all of the Dr.'s in the practice (there were four of them, including Dr. Turner, two men and two women), which made me very uncomfortable, as I have always had a huge issue with male OBGYN's (sorry if I offend any of you with this, this is just IMHO!). I made sure my hubby was there with me the two times I had to see each of the male DR.'s. So at my 39wk 2 days appt, it was my turn to see Dr. Fleischer (man doctor lol). He checked me and I was already dialted to 5CM, although I wasn't having any contractions. He wanted to send me to the hospital ASAP but all of the rooms were full, so I had to go first thing the next morning. Upon check-in at the hospital, I find that the nurse that will be with me all day is some 50 year old huge man ("Kill me now" was all I could think of!). So the entire labor was very uncomfortable with this creepy man checking my cervex every hour or so. Well couldn't you guess, my Dr. Turner was out of town, and I was stuck with Dr. Fleischer to deliver my baby, of whom I had only just met the day before. I was checked by the Dr. around 4PM and I was dialated to 9CM, and just minutes later I was at a 10, and he was gone! He had gone home! I had to hold back on pushing until he came back, which wasn't until 4:38PM! So delivery was horribly uncomfortable as well (the male nurse had allowed two male interns to view the entire labor from the back of the room, neither of which I even noticed until the baby was out, so it was me, creepy man nurse, even creepier two man lookey-loos, and the man Dr.!)... and apparently after delivery Dr. Fleischer didn't want to wait anymore for my placenta to be delivered, he literally shoved his ENTIRE arm up in me and pulled it out! I felt so completely violated!
Anyway, the reason I'm telling you my horror story is because when I went for my last appt, the recetptionist told me that I would be seeing all of the doctors in the practice once during my pregnancy, and it made all of my vivid nightmares come flying back at me! I've had my daughter since then and had my current Dr. (another female, of course, but this is the same practice!) throughout, and I told her about my experience with him and she promised me I wouldn't have to see anyone else but her. I just have to remind her of it again this time around. Sorry this is so long, but it got me to thinking, how many of you out there have similar pregnancy horror stories of your own? :eek: