There are times when I love being a military spouse, sure it's a hard life to live but plenty of good things come to us too. But what I don't love and appreciate is the total lack of response and care from our OB/Perinatal clinic on base.
I worked in OB/GYN 5 years ago and I know much has changed but most things have not. I find out I'm pregnant and call excitedly to schedule an appt, well after being asked multiple times if I was "sure" I was told that it was hospital policy to wait 40 days after my missed cycle. Okay I can deal with that and actually makes sense in my eyes. So 5 weeks later I go in today for my first OB appt where I was told I'd fill out paperwork, hear my lil blip's heartbeat and possibly have a sono. I've been waiting weeks for this moment! It's my first pregnancy and all I want is reassurance that everything's okay with my blippy.
Well I went in all happy and left in tears because after an hour wait (typical) all I get to is fill out paperwork and have to schedule another appt in a couple weeks because the patient ahead of me took so much time that the staff had to play catch up. Very upsetting for a first time mommy who is just asking for a small dose of reassurance.
Anyway that's my rant for the day and yes I'm complaining...just a little bit. I sincerely hope I caught them on a bad day and my visits from now on will be better.