Went ok. Exactly as expected, so I guess that is a good thing.
The office is in a giant sterile medical building on the second floor. The waiting room was full of pregnant women. Very impersonal, very cold.
They ask your insurance company information before they ask your name. Money, money, money.
Finally called back after waiting 30 minutes.
Weighed on a scale for the entire hallway to see.
Taken into a very cold, very sterile-looking room with a chair, a stool, and an examining table.
The nurse comes in asks a lot of general health-type questions. Writing on her clipboard as I am in tears trying to remember exactly what I was doing there. :(
Doctor finally comes in, but only after she and the nurse have a whispered conversation about me in the hall.
She launches into the explanation of her career and her practice. Talks about the other doctors that work with her.
I tell her (the short version) of my past birth history and she seemed compassionate.
Then she proceeds to tell me all of her "requirements" for a vaginal twin delivery: both babies have to be head down, baby B must be smaller than baby A, continuous monitoring of both babies during labor, IV in place during the labor, pushing must take place in the operating room so that an immediate c-section can be done for the second baby if needed, yada, yada, yada.
Then she tells me her "requirements" for a twin pregnancy. I have to have ultrasounds every 4 weeks until 30 weeks. Then after 30 weeks, I come in weekly for prenatal visits (did I mention her office is an hour away). At those weekly appointments they will do an ultrasound to monitor growth. Weekly non-stress tests to monitor their movements. I asked about refusing this extreme monitoring and she looked at me like I had two heads and ignored my question.
Overall, I wasn't impressed. And I probably won't be going back. The stress from all those weekly appointments, ultrasounds, and NSTs would be enough to cause pre-term labor!
Hopefully the next one will go better.