It’s no secret that I now have doctor anxiety. It’s a new thing for me since I’ve been seeing the same OB since my latest miscarriage and through all 14 months of my infertility journey. Now I want to avoid all blood tests, waiting room waits, doctor visits, and I’ve been avoiding it so much my doctor called to ask where I was.
When I shared my confession of doctor anxiety, I was surprised (and calmed) to hear other women had a similar experience after loss and/or infertility. It was something that I didn’t expect and it really did take me by surprise. I have been to many doctors for many different reasons in the past, but this anxiety has a hold on me right now.
I have an appointment with my OB tomorrow and truth be told, I am so anxious about it that I tried to convince my husband to let me reschedule. He reassured me everything would be fine and that by rescheduling, I would only increase the anxiety. So I’ve started to put together some ways to help reduce the anxiety for myself to make the experience easier on me.
Click through to read about 8 tips I’m using to help reduce my doctor anxiety during pregnancy:
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