Things always get better. I think I need to take control of my ego. >.O (<<< That is a wink.)
I’ve wanted for a while now to write a blog about how it would be best to behave if going for your own ultrasound. I don’t know that it’s a terribly good idea, because there are so many different techs out there, and what works for one might be terribly irritating to another.
I guess I just have my own personal pet peeves. I gave one of my patients an unexpected compliment today, as the patient before her was on her second child already, had been given two “level 2” ultrasounds on this pregnancy, and was more than willing to let me know she was well aware of how things work. I get so irked at people who tell me “how it is.” But this other patient, the second one… she is pregnant with her fourth child. She’s been through this three times before, she’s had natural deliveries, c-sections, complicated pregnancies, normal pregnancies… and she is so incredibly sweet. She doesn’t for a moment think to tell someone else how it should be done, or how it was done before. She’s just as excited this time to see her baby as she was last time. I told her, “I don’t know that you need to hear this, but I just wanted to say for this being your fourth baby… you are so wonderful. It’s really a pleasure to work with you.”
I hope to never be a high maintenance patient. I hope when I’m pregnant, I can let go of the fact that I have a working knowledge of what goes on during a pregnancy, and put a little faith in the hands of the people taking care of me. I hope to behave as though I’m sane.