There is some benefit to going to an infertility clinic that is only an infertility clinic. Unfortunately I go to a regular large practice OBGYN clinic that has ovulation induction in the mornings.
So this morning I am waiting for my sono with about 5 other infertiles. I know this because there are only infertility appointments from 7-8. Several people are carrying little white bags, some husbands come in and disappear for 10 minutes before joining their wives. We all know the receptionist by first name and talk to her about her new puppy. But everybody is quiet. We don't talk, just sit there and looked pissed off but with the quiet recognition that we are all in the suckage together.
Today I was waiting longer than usual. (seriously screwed up my entire day but thats besides the point) So I got to be there as the regular obgyn patients came in for their appointments. Apparently this was new ob day. A woman walked in with her partner, clearly excited and asking all sorts of questions. . . "They're going to do an ultrasound right? Will my primary care doctor get a letter from this clinic about my pregnancy? Oh my gosh . . . I can't believe my insurance didn't authorize my new pregnancy visit."
Then the next woman walks in with what appear to be her 3 year old daughter and her mother. "See honey, this is where we came when you were in my belly and today we get to see the new baby. Aren't you excited to see your sister or brother? Yes you are!"
So for all you new preggers - Please just keep your mouth shut. Health care providers are required by law to protect your privacy - people should have to keep their voices down no matter where they are if they are around other people. I'm glad you're excited but don't rub it in - even though you think the world is revolving around your uterus. Do your part to keep your own privacy. I really don't want to know - I just want to get probed and leave.
But alas - to them I don't exist. Thanks.