Hi there, going unreg for this one..
So I found out a couple of days ago that I'm pregnant, I had 2 miscarriages in the past year or 2 so naturally I'm feeling quite anxious this time around
I went along to my GP this morning, who is a fantasitic Doctor and has been my GP since before I was born.
Unfortunately she was not there and in her place was an elderly female locum (sp) fine I thought.
Anyway, when I told her my dates she looked at me like I was crazy and stated that "this is way to early to be thinking about doing anything as I'm not even 5 weeks" Like I didn't already know how far gone I am??
I told her about my history and that the reason I was eger to get the pregnancy on file was incase it happens again and we will naturally be wanting to have tests done to find out what the problem is.. She didn't seem to get what I was saying, and was completely devoid of any sympathy, which I wasn't looking for btw, she almost acted as though I was annoying her, taking up her precious time.. I'm still fuming here as I'm writing this.
I told her that I had booked a scan with the Early Pregnancy Unit at the Rotunda, (who have been nothing but helpful, and have told me to go straight in if I feel the slightest bit off or begin to bleed) and that I have also booked an early private scan at week 7 to assess the heartbeat (for my own peace of mind) to which she took off her glasses abruptly and told me I was "wasting my money" and that basically if I'm going to loose it, there's nothing I can do.. Does she honestly thing I don't bloody know that???
She begrudgingly took my details, filled in a card for the Hospital and gave me a cup to pee in the next time I come back ("after week 12 preferably")
I asked her if she wanted me to do a test there and then and she said "well you did a home test so that's good enough, and if I test you now I'll have to charge you" WTF.. As far as I'm aware, all pre-natal care is covered including the initial test?? I'm open to correction though.. I know I definately didn't have to pay anything last time round..
She didn't even ask me if I was taking folic acid..
Am I getting bent out of shape over nothing here? Is she right?
I went in feeling so happy and came out feeling like I might aswel just give up