Thursday, March 8, 2012

Over-sensitive IFers

Nope, I'm not commenting on the current PAIL drama, instead about myself.

So, what happened? During today's OB appointment, I was taken into the examination room by the nurse/medical assistant. My doc has a big screen with educational videos. The girl proceeds to start a video on contraception post-delivery - my instant reaction? I was pissed! Didn't she read my file? Doesn't she know it took us over two years to conceive, and couldn't do so without medical intervention?

Once I calmed down, I was fine. Baby is fine, growing nicely. Good strong heartbeat, lots of movement, belly measuring right on track.

Question: how many of you feel extra sensitive?

~Jem

10 comments:

Mo and Will said...

Me! ME! Over here!!! That is when I'm not being extra neurotic : )

Mo

Lulu said...

My hand is also in the air. I am particularly sensitive of the OB waiting room now that I have a belly. I want to hide my belly or at least wear a shirt that says "I worked hard for this bump". I don't want to be the one making the infertile girls cry. : (

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Me too! On both the overly sensitive and the neurotic.

I would have been pissed too... :)

Oak said...

I wouldn't say I was overly sensitive about the suggestion that I go on contraception post-baby as much as I was amused. So amused that I'll have two kids 14 months apart. You know what I call that? Lucky. As. Shit. That's what. Unless you're REALLY adverse to the idea of two babies I say let the good times roll!

jenicini said...

I'm amused by stuff like this...and always laughingly point out how this type of information is RIDICULOUS for IFers.

IF Optimist, then... said...

Arrrrrrggggggg! I get that kind of shit all the time and I am likely to go insane some day. Keep breathing. Sending love.

a miracle 4 us said...

Me ME!!!! I STILL get upset when I hear someone got pregnant after 1 try, or hell even with one round of clomid! I don't know if this will ever go away :(
People (IRL) have asked if I will go back on the pill after birth and I just sorta look at them and ask why? Then I hear about their cousins, sisters, friends, mothers, monkey, uncle, that got pregnant the first time they did it after having an IVF kid. I just again look at them and say if we are so lucky then we would be thrilled! End of convo.

Kristen {www.buckupbuttercup.net} said...

I'm totally sensitive to that kind of stuff. It makes me kind of sad too, like in my breastfeeding class with about 20 women when at the end the nurse was talking about how breastfeeding was not birth control and everyone had to have something picked out to make sure they didn't get pregnant again right away...I felt like such the odd person out (although of course I don't know anyone else's story...but I live in a small town where women [girls] tend to get pregnant super young so I just assume...)
Also, I work in advertising and one thing I'm working on right now is an emergency contraception pill...and it's weird, I just can't wrap my head around the fact that people actually have to try and prevent pregnancy...it's kind of surreal...

S said...

Hmm, I guess I'm weird. . . I find conversations about post-delivery contraception amusing, not offensive. And, strange as it may seem, I believe they are necessary. Even though I had to use donor eggs to achieve my recent pregnancy, it's true that "you never know." So I believe my OB had a duty to discuss this with me, knowing that we do not want a third child.

Jay said...

I once bit off a genetics counselors head when he gave me the just relax and everything will be ok line. It was kind of ironic coming from him- no amount of relaxing could have saved my second pregnancy.

I'm sure I'm going to accumulate multiple stories of unnecessarily losing my cool the next time I venture through pregnancy land. Not looking forward to it.