My appointment today bugged the crap out of me. Some key quotable exchanges:
Doc: "Second deliveries with an epidural go much faster, and since you had an epidural last time, you should just get one again. You don't know how truly painful it is to push the baby through the birth canal..."
Head response: I'm trying to go natural after a horrible epidural reaction, and a generally terrible delivery experience, last time.
Actual response: I'm mentally preparing myself, I'll be ok.
Doc: "This is soo terrible, you're closed up tight and the baby isn't engaged yet. How horrible!"
Head response: B!tch, are you the one walking around with a watermelon under your skin? I'm two weeks before my due date. Why would I be dialated?
Actual response: Oh, I'm perfectly comfortable if he doesn't come out until St. Patrick's Day. DS1 was late, so this one probably will be too.
And so, I'm gearing myself up for battle. And it sucks that I can't just focus on my labor, but that I have to focus on a doctor who isn't truly supporting me. D'oh! Here's hoping I get an awesome nurse and that I'm able to deal with my labor from home as long as possible... ::sigh::