Mom-fessions: We Don't Have a Pediatrician YetSelena Mills
Here we are, 8 weeks in with our little Abigail. Having weathered mild reflux and colic by aid of our midwives support and advice, along with gentle massage, my elimination diet and homeopathic medicine.
We technically have a pediatrician. In another city. We moved from big ole’ Toronto to small town Barrie about 4 months ago and while we could keep the one we have (from Wyndham), and drive the hour or so for each appointment, we don’t really want to.
Whenever we make a trip into the city it pretty much equals that we’ve lost an entire workday. No to mention that Abby H.A.T.E.S. the carseat. Which, sure – she’s going to have to get used to. But. Yea. If we can avoid epic meltdowns, we will.
The truth of the matter is that I am not particularly fond of our pediatrician. He’s an old school dawg for sure – I never have gotten on very well with those types of men. They smell my amazonianess coming from a mile away and puff out their chests; literally and figuratively. So.
In an ideal world I’d like to find a pediatrician and naturopathic doctor for both of our littles. And have an osteopath on hand to boot. So if this is what i want, why did I wait till now to start looking? Too busy. There you have it. I suppose because we are riding on the technicality (of having one), I did not feel the pressure. Even though I’m a take charge kind of gal. Especially when it comes to making things happen for my family.
Now, with Abby’s first round of vaccines (such a ghastly topic, that’s another post entirely – lets just say couples must make some VERY hard compromises sometimes when it comes to parenting decisions regarding our children’s health), looming – I am scrambling.
Scrambling to find what there are not enough of (pediatricians), to be told there are waiting lists. And more waiting lists. It looks as though we’ll be keeping who we have for now and interviewing the possibilities – even though it may take up to a year to be accepted by the one of our choice.
I think I would rather that (interviewing and waiting), rather than taking anyone we can get. Did you go on a interviewing binge to find the right pedi fit for your little(s)? Do you have a mix of both traditional and ‘alternative’ care options available to you?
Help me out with my interview questions y’all! What should I be asking?