My Pre-Conception Appointment....
Friday, January 02, 2009
...was a waste of money!! I paid a $35 co-payment to be told by the doctor everything that I already knew and could have asked a Phone-A-Nurse for FREE!!!
I went to this appointment thinking that I was going to be asked all of these extensive questions about my family history, have blood taken to test for anything that should be taken care of before i get pregnant or even be examined. But NOOOOO, my appointment consisted of me sitting in the Dr's Office...not an exam room...and me asking all the questions that got turned into an overall response of "Well there's nothing you need to do before hand, just get healthy, lose as much weight as possible, and we'll see you when you get pregnant." Huhhh??? That's it!? $35 for a 5-10 min Q & A!? I WANT A REFUND!!!
I actually left the Dr's office a little ticked that I had just wasted my money like that. Here I am thinking I'm being responsible about trying to go about getting pregnant the right way and make plans for it and take care of the necessities, and it turns out that I'm over preparing!
Well, I guess all I can do now is focus on reaching my goal of losing at least 40 lbs in the next 6-9 months. I'm thinking that by the end of 2009 I'll be comfortable enough with my weight to get pregnant....and then they'll do all the testing I thought would be done beforehand.....yep, I was told that they wait until the my first appointment AFTER I get pregnant to run any STD tests...how backwards is that!? Anyhow, if I can lose more than that, then that'll be great, but I definitely want to try and lost 40 lbs.