|First doctor visit...
||[Jan. 8th, 2005|01:24 pm]
So, I signed up for an HMO and social services apparently never did their half of the paperwork so I was assigned the default one, HealthNet. I had chosen Amerigroup and now I have to start all over again in choosing doctors, and gathering information. God, benefits are so much different when the government is in charge. I have to wait 8-10 weeks to get a provider directory but they say I will have my card in 7-10 days, who knows why. |
Yesterday was my first doctor's appointment and I chose what hospital I will deliver in. I chose The Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, NJ. I was going to choose Morristown Memorial, where I was born but I decided against them b/c Somerville was able to schedule me first. simple as that. I answered a shitload of questions, set up my billing information, and had the scary bloodwork done. It's scary b/c it's the AFP testing. For those of you won don't know what that is: The baby's spinal cord "leaks" a protien into my bloodstream until it's the spine is closed up for good, and in the 20th week is when the spine is closing so they took blood yesterday that will tell if there are any problems. I'm terrified. I mean, it's not like I could ever terminate at this point, I just couldn't. They also changed my due date from the 29th of May to the 21st, which would make the baby a Taurus, not a Gemini (Mel - I'm so bummed it's not your birthday anymore). Also - this means I am 21 weeks not 20. And, it changes the conception date. Which I will write about later. Long story, sigh.
Anyway, I'm glad to have a doctor now and I am scheduled for January 17th for my first doctor visit (yesterday was just a nurse) and I find out the gender on February 2nd!!!! I'm so excited.