Made my appointment.

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Made my appointment.

So I was going through the list of the doctors and decided just to go to the hospital I worked at recently. Called the scheduler and made the appt for Jan 8. She kinda had a cow when I told her our insurance didn't kick in until Jan. and that I will be 17 weeks along. She put me on hold and went to talk to the doctor, and probably had a good laugh. She said they would like to see me sooner but it is what it is. LOL, but it's done. It's not the same doctor or hospital as DS but DH didn't really care for my last doctor (I thought he was a hoot though), but after a phone call to them in July and the rudeness of the nurse I was kind of put off of them.

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YAY for having an appt! That's less than 2 months away now! Smile

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SOunds good. Honestly, unless you are having complications there isn't really a reason to have to see a doctor before then. With my last baby my first appointment was 18 weeks. I just was having trouble deciding what facility I wanted to use for my birth!

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With DS I didn't go until I was 21 weeks.

ETA: I forgot to say I will also have my big US that day as well.

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yay for an appointment. I think i would go crazy waiting for 21 weeks

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I kind of know what you mean Kia. With my last one I didn't find out I was pregnant until 7 weeks, and then I rented a doppler at 11 weeks, so really, I knew things were all good, and wasn't concerned about seeing a doc. If I didn't have the doppler I would have wanted to get in sooner. In fact, the only reason I saw my midwife at 18 weeks is because I wanted my ultrasound scheduled!! Otherwise, I think I might have been temped to just walk in somewhere at like 35 weeks. Smile That being said... it IS a good idea to see a doctor starting around 20 weeks because 1) The ultrasound can diagnose potential problems, and 2) The doctor can also detect potential growth problems and such at routine appointments.

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Glad you got an appointment set! Yahoo

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Now I'm nosy.. going north or south? Lol Congrats on the first appt being schedule! Biggrin

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I'll be going to Liberty. I enjoy the girls that I worked with in the lab, and the nurses all seemed pretty friendly when I was drawing at L&D, and the anesthesiologists (if I do need it) are all pretty nice. I just live right across the highway from NKC, and my mom works there, and we had DS there, but eh change is ok. It was hard to make a decision though, because it was there NKC or St Marys (where I worked for two years as well), and also St. Lukes is the only place in the area that does cord blood donation (which was the only attractive factor for there). I am indecisive if you can't tell.

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OMG, I'm glad we only have one hospital!

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LOL that isn't even half of the hospitals in our area, and that is only on the Missouri side, the Kansas hospitals aren't far away either!

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"MJDttc" wrote:

LOL that isn't even half of the hospitals in our area, and that is only on the Missouri side, the Kansas hospitals aren't far away either!

Wow! Do they all take your insurance?

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I am pretty sure most of them do, we have a major insurance carrier for our area.

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"MJDttc" wrote:

I'll be going to Liberty.

Lol We're going to the same hospital! :clappy:

I enjoy the girls that I worked with in the lab, and the nurses all seemed pretty friendly when I was drawing at L&D, and the anesthesiologists (if I do need it) are all pretty nice. I just live right across the highway from NKC, and my mom works there, and we had DS there, but eh change is ok.

I had DD at NKC, too! Smile I'm still struggling with if I wanna go to NKC again or Liberty.. Liberty has a new Birthing Center the next floor up from my OB but it's a little farther north than NKC.. I'll have to decide closer to baby time.. DH works downtown so he'll have a drive to Liberty. DD came in 2 hours last time.. Not much time to spare if we go the Liberty route.. But I know what I'm looking for this time. lol.. It's not poo, it's LABOR! :biglaugh:

It was hard to make a decision though, because it was there NKC or St Marys (where I worked for two years as well), and also St. Lukes is the only place in the area that does cord blood donation (which was the only attractive factor for there). I am indecisive if you can't tell.

Lol Ya don't say? You have time to make the decision that's best for you. Biggrin So happy you're narrowing it down! Wink

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The new birthing center at Liberty is really nice. I have heard the new one at NKC is nice too. The only real downside to both of them is they have gotten rid of bathtubs in the rooms. Most of the big hospitals in the area have, (WHY!!!??!?) which was the drawing point for St. Marys. While they aren't as updated, it is a relatively small center, and you are in one room for your entire stay, Liberty you switch rooms after baby, and NKC you change floors entirely. Most of the NICU nurses in the area hospitals are sent out from/ or did training at Childrens Mercy, so there isn't a whole lot of difference there.

Can you tell this is something I have put a lot of thought into?

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lol.. I'm going to say yes!! You have done your research! When I was at NKC, I stayed in the same room the whole time and didn't have a tub.. wonder if it was because it was so long ago?? :confused:

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You probably didn't have to switch rooms because they were slow. My sister was able to keep the first room for her first birth but not for her second or third. They had me moved out of there as soon as my epidural wore off enough that I could move to a wheel chair.

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Glad to hear you have a date for your appointment. So cool you'll find out the gender then too. Good luck making your decision about delivery...I'm always indecisive when I have a lot of options. I have to decide where I'm going here still too. But thinking we all have time for that. Wink