Today I was walking out of the bathroom at a therapy facility I work at. An older woman was walking out of the locker room ahead of me, so I ran up to hold the door for her, and she turns back slightly and says, “When are YOU due?”
Ummmm? This is a first.
I said, “ME?!?!?…… I’m not pregnant.”
All she said was “Oh”, and kept walking.
I won’t blame her as much as I’d blame someone who has all of their mental faculties. First of all, she was well into her 70s at least. She wasn’t even facing me, as she was using a walker. It’s not her fault I was wearing a totally-not-flattering oversized Gap Body t-shirt. And it’s not her fault that I’m extra sensitive regarding anything pregnancy/babies. Also, I probably resemble one of the bajillion pregnant brunette therapists who also work there. She must have thought I was someone else.
I’m not gonna lie. It bothered me. I went back into the bathroom to squeeze out a few tears.
Who says that, and then doesn’t even apologize after they KNOW they were totally wrong. I digress…
Today I had my annual gyn appointment/pap. I go to our local Nurse Midwifery practice. I’m not sure how I feel about them. One of their nurses is particularly crass, and I’m not a big fan of that when you’re elbows deep in my NOONERS. (Thank you Stupid Stork.) But today I had the nice lady.
The nice thing about midwives seems to be their personal touch. They ask you how you’re doing, how are you feeling, how was your year? After hearing all about our pending IVF, nice nurse gave me a BIG hug before I left.
I’m just not sure how I feel about continuing care there, if and when I get pregnant. After paying top dollar for our potential techno-babies, I’d kinda like to pay top dollar with the best OBGYNS in town, with all the fanciest equipment in their facilities, to ensure NOTHING can go wrong with said techno-babies. I don’t know. Does anyone have any experiences with midwives that they’d like to share?
Tomorrow is my mock egg retrieval, as well as IVF teach session on all the drugs/injections. I can’t wait to shoot up!