So, I had my 18 week appt. this morning. Boring, easy appt. Gained about 4 lbs. from last month (I'm not surprised, too much icecream and that dang 5lb. bag of Haribo gummi bears I ordered from Amazon, not to mention it was a different scale at a different site). So, I'm up a total of 5 lbs. so far, I think. I had to take both of the kids with me and they did really well. DS really liked hearing the baby's heartbeat, which was about 144-147 beats per minute. I saw a different OB today. He was an older man... kind of a little odd sense of humor. But, when I went to schedule my next appt., I was told that the female OB I had seen for my first 3 appts. left the practice on the 31st of March. This really upset me, as I really liked her and how come she didn't tell me in person at my last appt.that she was leaving as she was my main OB??? Now there are only 3 male OBs in the practice and I really wanted a female OB. Not sure how comfortable I will be spreading my legs at delivery time for the male OBs as I've only had a female OB and a female midwife with my other two babies. So, I've found this practice that is all female midwives that I "think" our insurance would cover. Only problem is that it is at least a 45 min. drive in good traffic. So, I'm torn between giving them a try or searching for a different female OB nearby with a different practice. I originally wanted a midwife and was even considering a birthing center birth, but with the move and such, I just picked a close office to get my prenatal care going. I would also deliver at the hospital which is about 45-50 min. away... but they advocate for natural childbirth. I did natural childbirth with my first two kids and had long labors... (30+ and 15 hrs.). So, I'm not too worried about making it there in time. I just don't know what to do. I just think I can't handle going to a practice that only has male drs. What would you do?
To end with some good news. I got my referral for my 20 week u/s today and scheduled it for the 27th, 2 weeks from today!!! And it's late enough in the afternoon that DH should be able to get off work a bit early to go with me. He missed my last 20 wk u/s when I was preggo with DD because we had no babysitter and they wouldn't let DS in the u/s room.