Wednesday, April 18, 2012


I had booked an appointment to see Dr. Vaughn again in two weeks, knowing this would likely be my last appointment with him before being turned over to a regular OB/GYN. Today I got a call from the fertility clinic saying that my insurance had put the cabosh on the appointment, apparently because they only cover me up to 8 weeks there. BOO! I didn't even get to say goodbye to Dr. V.

So now I will officially be dispatched back into the "regular" world, where the waits for appointments can stretch hours, and there isn't as much individualized attention. Choosing a new doctor to see me throughout our pregnancy has proved daunting as well; I haven't been thrilled with my regular OB/GYN since she gave me the "unexplained infertility" diagnosis a couple years ago- delivered without any sweetness or sympathy, just dry and cold. Thankfully two of my friends & clients here in town are labor & delivery nurses at Seton Hospital- and have given me the complete low down on the doctors they work with. I love that they see these docs in their element, knowing how they handle emergencies & tougher situations. Given their feedback I am excited about the doctor I've chosen- Dr. Karen Swenson- and truly hope we love her when we meet her. I left her clinic a voicemail today, and am keeping my fingers crossed they'll have an opening for me around my 10 week mark (and hoping Dr. Swenson is taking new clients!)

It's been a long bittersweet ride with the Texas Fertility Center. While I am sad to be leaving them, I am also grateful for what it represents- that we now have a healthy, viable pregnancy (may it continue that way!)


  1. Congratulations on the new pregnancy and good luck with new Dr - I know how important good car is - you and bub deserve it :)

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  2. I am so thrilled for you. I had no idea. Larry pointed me to your blog. So so happy for you and I know how much you've longed for this. You both will be excellent parents.