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09/12/2013 at 12:34
I hate my doctor, she is the most disinterested person I have ever met and seems to have an aversion to actually going near a patient never mind touching them.
at my postnatal check she sat at her computer, asked if i was breast feeding, asked if I felt ok and if I had had sex yet and what contraception I planNed on using.
I told her I was just going to use condoms as didn't want to go on the pill as didn't want any hormones affecting me knowing my true cycles as have pcos and was hoping to have another baby in a couple of years. She said I should go on the pill as it's good for pcos symptoms. I explained it's only good at masking the symptoms which I don't want. She just smirked at me , said she didn't understand why I would think that and said well I suppose it's ok if you don't mind if you get pregnant again.
anyway, long story short, I'm just wondering if it's normal that she didn't do any physical checks or is it because she doesn't ever go near patients-
i had a cs - should she have looked at the scar?
did your gp feel your stomach to check your uterus was contracted?
Did they do your bp or weight or anything?
09/12/2013 at 12:38
09/12/2013 at 12:41
I had a physical check of my episiotomy but only because I asked for one, otherwise it sounds very similar to yours but with a nice doctor.
09/12/2013 at 12:52
I cant help with what should be done at the 6 week check-up, but wanted to say something with regards to the pill and PCOS. I do completely agree with you, and once we have our first child I have said exactly the same - that I won't be going back on the pill as it just covers everything up. My specialists for my irregular cycles (suspected PCOS) always said that the pill wasn't covering anything up - and that it was for health reasons why I needed to be on it. They basically said if you have PCOS or irregular cycles, there is something wrong with your hormones, the pill balances that. Without the pill, you may well not be covering up symptoms anymore but your also risking your body having imbalanced hormones. This can cause problems with your bones, amongst other things. Just something to consider, perhaps? x
09/12/2013 at 14:56
09/12/2013 at 15:19
09/12/2013 at 16:43
Thanks ladies. At least it doesn't seem a major problem that she hasn't done any checks.
Pepperoni- I had irregular cycles ranging from 27 -111 days before baby #1. After giving birth when my periods came back they were every 30-40 days so much better and I didn't go back on the pill and conceived baby #2 second month of ttc.
Once we are finished having babies I will definitely go back on the pill as was happy with it and know it does have benefits but while we are still thinking we would like a third in a couple of years I don't want to
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