Liz (fuzzyinthehead) wrote in 2008maybabies,

Intro time

Hello all! My name is Liz and I'm pregnant! I'm 27 and this is my first. My husband and I have been married since February 10, 2006. We weren't trying - and the cost of daycare terrifies us - but we are excited and happy to be having a little one.

And while I'm sure it's bad form to complain in your first post, I have to get something off my chest. I'm due May 9 which makes me 10w 1d if I'm counting right. My first prenatal was Tuesday. I had to wait a little over a week to see someone. However, all they did was draw blood and do a urine test and get my medical history. I was told that I wouldn't have a physical exam until my second appt. When I called to make the appt. with the recommended OB, the receptionist kept mumbling, "her schedule is so tight." It took her about 15 minutes to find an open spot, and the first one she offered was Nov. 19! She ended up finding something on Nov. 5. While I know that I'm pregnant, my symptoms are mild *knock on wood* and I don't feel comfortable waiting until I'm in my second trimester for a physical exam. Besides calling all the OB's listed in my provider book and possibly annoying the hell out of a dozen or so receptionists, I don't know what to do. There's a birth center in town that I would love to go to, but I'm not sure what it would take to get my insurance to cover it (the birth center's site says that they've gotten compensation but that they are not a network provider). If it's just a matter of confirming that I'm low risk and registering with the hospital, then it'll be ok. If it's paying it all up front and waiting for my insurance to send me a check, that's not ok. GAH! I just want someone to look around and tell me that it's all ok. Why is that so hard?
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