You know you have a good pediatrician when you see them in the grocery store and they not only ask about your kids by name, but also hand you a coupon to use (coincidentally, the same high $$ one that you inadvertently left on your counter at home!).
American Academy of Pediatrics releases new statement regarding circumcision.
(Highly controversial. If you'd like to weigh in here, kindly keep it civil, thanks.)
My kid who has been non-stop eating the entire summer is in the 10% percentile for both height and weight. Just goes to show that some kids are just not designed to top the charts ;)
The Healthcare debate in our house/dr's office:
If I make a sick appointment for Child A, and worry that Child B has/will soon end up with the same thing (as usually happens in our house), is it wrong to ask the dr to do a quick check of Child B's ear/throat/offending part?
I figure it adds literally 1 minute (to an already short appt), and saves me another visit and another copay, and saves them an appt slot as well. Is that wrong? Should I have to pay 2 copays since it's 2 kids, even though it's within the same timeslot?
What do you think? Any doctors/nurses/healthcare schedulers that can weigh in?
How long did you wait before telling people you were pregnant? Was it for privacy? Superstition? Work politics?
A friend was recently scolded (there's no other appropriate word) by a doctor for telling "before 12 weeks". I say that the health and well-being of mom and baby should be the doctor's only concern; when they choose to share good news with family and friends is none of her business.
What do you think? When did you tell?
Absolutely amazing...and so terrifying! The horror of thinking about if they hadn't gone in to see her!
Anyone who has been to CHOP or Dupont (or other nearby specialties), please let me know how your experiences have been. Specifically, if you have an ENT or allergist, a friend could use your referral. Thanks :)
_I honestly love that our pediatrician group is conservative with medicine, but when I call and say that my son has a cough that's keeping him up at night, don't tell me to use a humidifier and keep and eye on him because, duh, I obviously would do that before calling.
_Did your OB (or other medical professional) ever choose the wrong thing to say at the wrong moment? Or simply say something that made you laugh (or cry)?
Little annoying-- "Your blood pressure is a little high. Sit for a minute and calm down and we'll redo it. If it doesn't come down, we'll talk about what's next." (What?! Like I can voluntarily control that!)
Little shocking-- hearing that I have "one BIG baby in there" and that he'd bet the baby's "pushing 9lbs" as I was like 10 min away from delivery. (Great timing AND word choice there, Doc.)
Little funny-- my (female) OB commenting on my french manicured nails as I was holding my legs back, pushing! (Just funny...it made me laugh and lightened the mood for a moment, actually.)
Haha, have you done this?
We made a special Saturday sick appointment to have my son's ears checked because I was SURE that a raging ear infection was the cause of his waking every hour each night (after sleeping through the night for weeks and weeks and weeks). Yep, no ear infection, just a poor sleeper...
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