I live in a sort of small city, that has boomed in population in the last five years. The problem is the medical groups haven't caught up to the boom, so there is only one OB/GYN practice in town. They can't see me until July 16th (or 23rd, i can't remember right this second. lol). I feel like that's a really long time, I'll already be 16 weeks along... SO I called my PCP and she can't even see me until May 30th. They're going to take bloodwork and probably do an ultra sound (at my PCP) to make sure everything's going okay. Then I'll be in my OB's hands.
I am concerned because my last pregnancy ended in miscarriage at only 6 weeks. I won't be seen by anyone until at least 8 weeks. Is that normal? It just makes me a little anxious.
And quite frankly, I would be worried about going in to labor using an OB who seems over burdened.
Is there a way to get on their cancellation list so you can get in sooner? I'd go that route too.
Sorry to hear of your previous miscarriage. I've had six ranging from 8 weeks to 18 weeks into pregnancy. I was always nervous with my next pregnancy so I understand your concerns and worries.
Thanks for your ideas, Theresa, It means a lot. I tried to talk to my mom about it but she doesn't want to hear about anything to due with this pregnancy.