Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Better

Not a lot better, but definitely better. I have to give a shout out to my favorite doctor. I am seeking a new midwife office, I think, because having been to the Farmington practice twice now I'm not satisfied. My family doc was disappointed that I didn't press the OB further to help me with my nausea. For the betterment of pregnant women everywhere that would have been the right thing to do, but I was just too exhausted to care. I knew I could make an appointment with her, and be listened to. I think the OB knew what most pregnant women complain of, and dismissed it as typical, while in the same breath reassuring me that this being my fifth I surely know what I'm doing. I'm considering keeping the appointment made when I left his office, just to tell him why I'm dissatisfied and changing doctors. But I don't think I will, I doubt it would matter. It does speak, however, to the wonder and joy that is found when you can find a medical professional who actually listens to the words you say, and will seek beyond the knowledge in their head to find your answers.

Unisom. Don't lecture me, I'm taking half a tablet (no gelcap, different stuff) at bedtime, and as an antihistamine it is helping me not feel nauseous at every gentle pressure on my abdomen, including my clothes! AND it's actually rated a class A drug, safe for pregnancy. It would be nice to not need it in awhile, but in the meantime, I actually took Z out to the library today for story time, AND went to the grocery store.

Also, I'm taking extra B6. It's helping to prevent that feeling of my food just sitting in my stomach like a rock, it's a metabolism aide. Evenings are still pretty rough but I can sit upright all afternoon. My kids have noticed the change, and I still promise you that they (and Bill) are the only reasons I haven't just allowed this to run it's own course, this baby needs a mommy, but so do my other boys!

4 comments:

Megan and Sean said...

^^^^big smiles^^^^ glad your feeling a bit better! CONGRATS by the way!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I'm glad you're feeling better--I just talked to someone else who was being told to use Unisom also.

Alyson said...

Wow congrats on the baby! we are so close! I look forward to following along in your pregnancy. I too have been EXHAUSTED!!

sqeako said...

I had an excellant mid wife out of CMMC her name was Susan Jacoby, I dont know if Lewiston is an area you would like to go to or not but I loved her.