How do other mom bloggers do it? I can’t possibly be the only one to deal with extreme first trimester fatigue, nausea, an energetic toddler, and a summer cold to boot all at the same time. With all these things happening all at once, I just couldn’t find the energy to put any love and attention to Her Life Is Love. I apologize for going MIA these past few weeks.
Finding an Obstetrician in America
My pregnancy is official and I’m currently 9 weeks along! It took me a couple weeks to find a doctor because my insurance coverage sucks. The first place I called could no longer take in new patients for the month of my expected due date. The second place did not accept my insurance at all. The third place no longer delivers babies. At this point, I called my old obstetrician who delivered my first child and found out he no longer delivers either.
I called a couple other places and they don’t take my insurance either. So, I tried calling my preferred hospital directly and they told me I could see a rotation of 12 residents for my pregnancy care and delivery. Would you feel comfortable being under the care of final year medical students? Another hospital said I could see a rotation of four doctors, not medical students.
For those in America, I have discovered you should just call your insurance company directly for a list of doctors in your area. Calling is more accurate than checking their list online. The list of doctors in my area only resulted in one that accepted my insurance AND delivered at my preferred hospital, the one closest to me.
Differences From First Pregnancy
My main concern with this pregnancy is dealing with morning sickness. When I was living in South Korea, my morning sickness was awful. It was so bad that I had to go to the hospital multiple times to get an IV drip for hydration and nutrition. It’s very affordable to do so over there. If I had the same level of morning sickness in America, I worried that I would have to just grin and bear it, but thankfully, I am able to eat a little here and there this time around.
I have been experiencing more pregnancy dreams this time around. This is probably because I am experiencing a lot more fatigue this time around and am napping and sleeping that much more. I am really looking forward to when this extreme fatigue will level out so that I can actually get things done around the house and with this blog. Even writing up this personal post took a lot longer than usual. but we’ll be back real soon! Thanks for understanding, everyone.
What symptoms hit you the hardest in your first trimester?