I went and had an emergency ultrasound this morning due to the last 24 hours of severe bleeding/cramping. EVERYTHING IS FINE, first and foremost. But I was standing in the hall at the office explaining the bleeding, “Several clots – not steady like a period – but waaaay more than spotting…” and I glanced to my right and saw a very young man sitting there with an ashen look on his face like, “Dear God – I don’t want to hear this conversation anymore. Amen.” They checked me out and all of the blood they saw on Tuesday is gone, leaving behind a clean and smooth uterus and a 7w6d size baby complete with beating heart. The nurses reassured me I did the right thing, especially with my history of subchorionic hematomas.
The doctor, on the other hand, was a total jackass. I’ve never seen him before (and I’ve seen ALL the doctors in the practice and love them all) (although my Dr. SoNice is the best) but he was the one on duty at the closest office so I had to deal with him. He did everything from patronize me, “Every woman who bleeds comes in thinking it’s a miscarriage when in reality, most of them are fine.” He said it with that tone that implied, “Silly women.” He went on to tell me that after you see the heartbeat, the risk of miscarriage drops to 3%. Again, with the tone that said, “Silly, silly, silly girl.”
I had to tell him that I was on Prometrium, therefore pretty certain I was NOT miscarrying (it prevents that in most cases, doesn’t prevent the fetus from dying if that’s in the cards, but does prevent spontaneous miscarriages) but I was worried about having another clot like with NikkiZ. I also pointed out that I must be one lucky girl, “Since I’m one of the 3% that has had a miscarriage after seeing the heartbeat!” He seemed a little taken aback by that and looked at my chart and said, “Oh. Yes. You’re a Spontaneous Aborter. Your case is unique.”
You think? Jackass. Thanks for looking at the chart before you came in.
Man, I love my doctor. I just wish there were more of him. There needs to be one of him on call at every office every day. And possibly one to come live with me while I’m pregnant. Who do I see about setting that up?