After many many conversations & discussions, we’ve finally decided to just go ahead to The Women’s Clinic instead of going Clinic G with the EMMa Care. I’ve seeked so many opinions and many said the midwives at NUH are pleasant during labour so i’m gonna take it at face value and just believe it will just be alright. But i think the main reason for me to do the switch was because of a somewhat unpleasant trip to Clinic G at my last appointment. I guess it’s just me having a bad day that day cos everything went horribly wrong.
For Clinic G, most of the appointments are scheduled way early in the morning. So the previous appointment was scheduled at 9.45am. I don’t have trouble waking up. I’ll be zombified yes, but i CAN wake up in the morning. What i can’t seem to do in the morning is, to successfully get a cab. At 8.45am i was already calling for cabs, to no avail. At 9.00am, i gave up, i went downstairs hoping i could catch a passing cab. I was trying to get hold of the cab close to 10.00am before i managed to finally get one through the EasyTaxi App. 1 hour in the hot sun, with no breakfast, I felt faint. Reached NUH at 10.20am and i was prepared to wait very long because i missed my appointment by 30mins. So i asked the counter lady, roughly how long till my turn because i would like to get some breakfast. But she told me there’s only 1 patient before me. So not wanting to miss my turn, i wait. I was finally called in at 11.00am. 1 patient before me and i have to wait 40mins? Nampak sangat bedek.
Got scolded by the gynae cos i was losing weight instead of gaining weight. I lost about 5kg and i don’t think it was fair lah actually because i’ve only started my 2nd trimester kan? Give me time to put on the weight lah. But what made me pretty upset was her repeatedly saying “You must take care lah. $16,000 baby leh. So hard for you to conceive yet you don’t put on weight.”
Make me feel like i’m a bad mother already and her remarks “Your first IVF, you sangkut already. See, so lucky. So must take care lah”
Nevermind that i tried to argue and said “not $16,000 lah. $12,000 only” Hahahaha
I know she was concerned of me having Hypoglycemia cos i mentioned in passing that maybe i lost weight cos i tried to fast during Ramadhan but the way she talked to me, like as if i deliberately lose weight. I can’t help it if i have no appetite and i keep throwing up kan? And to think the previous gynae during my 12th week appointment want me to take care of my diet cos she don’t want to put on too much weight for fear of gestational diabetes and all.
So all these conflicting opinions from different gynaes make me go “mana satu aku nak dengar ni?!”
The other thing that made me a little bit pissed off was, the blood tests. At 12 weeks, i was told by Gynae A that i’ve cleared all of my blood tests so she only made me take the blood test for Oscar Test only. Then at the last appointment, Gynae B asked me how come i never retake my Full Blood Count Test because it has expired. How would i know? Gynae A told me everything is in order and i don’t need any other blood tests. So off i go to draw 2 tubes of blood. I hate it. Because i’ve not had any breakfast yet and it’s close to 12 noon already. I was very cranky at the thought of having to do another blood test when i could have done it once and for all during the 12 weeks appointment and because i’ve not had breakfast, it was extremely hard for the nurse to poke and draw out blood from me. I was so so frustrated by then. I was out of Clinic G at about 12.30pm.
I honestly wouldn’t mind the wait but i hate conflicting opinions from people who i’m supposed to trust. I think the reason why i can tahan being in subsidized route during the IVF was because i was seeing the same doctor throughout the entire IVF. But i cannot take it if i see different gynae each time and they all say different things to me every appointment.
On a happier note, i took a picture last week and was so shocked at how big i’ve become! Lol
Bearing in mind i was only 16 weeks and it’s my 1st pregnancy and i’m big-sized to begin with, i didn’t expect to show this early.
Sleeping is a chore nowadays cos i can no longer do that 3-point turn without getting cramps. So i do a 5-point turn. Hahaha
Till the next update and hopefully the next update is not a whiny one like this!