I’ve been spoiled!Posted: September 16, 2008
Up until almost a year ago, I thought my doctor was super fantastic and awesome at everything and I wanted to shower her with hugs and glory. And possibly majesty lines.
But then I got pregnant and started seeing midwives who asked me about how things were going in all areas of my life, in addition to all the basic medical stuff. They told me about all my options and let me decide what to do for myself. The always asked before touching me in any way, even while I was giving birth.
I’ve been to see my doctor twice since then and now it just feels… lacking.
Maybe it’s because she’s an older woman? I noticed this difference between the older and younger nurses at the hospital. It could be that younger medical professionals are more trained into the notion of informed consent.
Now I just wish I could find a midwife-like general practitioner.
On this day:
In 2005 – I performed a scientific experiment on a pug