Crazy Doctor Lady
So yesterday was my monthly doctor checkup. Sometimes when I go I don’t actually get to see my midwife at first. She’ll send in one of her intern-type people to check me out and I HATE THAT! They always have really heavy middle-eastern accents that I can’t understand…which is frustrating during pregnancy when you have so many questions!
Anyway, yesterday I got this woman that was the WORST. First she went to hear my baby’s heartbeat like usual. There’s a little wand thing that’s kind of like a microphone and they place it on your tummy and you can hear it. Well, this lady I guess was having a hard time cause she starts thrusting it into my stomach SO hard like she’s trying to get it through my skin or something! Hubby was there and his eyes got so wide! LOL! She just kept moving it around and pushing down really hard cause she wanted to “hear it louder” and it hurt soooo bad. Then she’s like, “for some reason it keeps moving away.” And I’m thinking UH YEA I WONDER WHY! YOU’RE ABUSING IT! I’m sure it was uncomfortable for the baby too!
So, she finally decides she’s done listening to the heart. Then she measures my stomach/makes some random chit chat I can’t understand. Then she’s like “I’m going to try to feel it a little bit!” And I’m like huh? She attacks my stomach again but this time with both hands and starts grabbing around. I thought hubby was gonna get up and ask her to stop. She was pushing so hard she could probably feel my spine. Then she stops and grabs this one spot like “what do we have here?” This was the most painful part. Then she’s like “here’s the head!” And she actually had her hand 3/4 of the way around his head in a good grip. She was like “want to feel?” and of course before I answered she just took my hand and put it around the head. Very freaky feeling but I felt it! I really just wanted her to let go. It was awful and seemingly pointless.
I was so happy when we left and Shane was like “that looked so painful!!!! are you okay????” I probably should have just been like STOP! If my baby is born with one eye I’ll know who poked the other one out! My stomach still hurts today.
Anyone else had a baby before? Is “feeling” the baby like that normal??? They’ve never done that at any of my other visits. Usually just feel the top of my uterus to make sure I’m growing properly.