Episode 13!

Posted: December 5, 2012 by Mo in Uncategorized

Wherein we discuss taking control of our treatments and how to deal with doctors.

Get it here or on iTunes!


You will hear a purring at some points during this podcast. This is because Belle created a monster.

Cristy’s cat Daisy would not leave her computer. She just kept demanding to see this:

Alas, her demands were not met, so she had no choice but to protest.

  1. Belle says:

    Lol! Oh kitties and the bird videos. I am also constantly harassed by cats demanding bird videos these days. Who knew they could become such junkies 🙂

  2. Pumpkin says:

    Another great episode! I have something to say regarding switching doctors when the one you have doesn’t listen or doesn’t treat you with respect. Here in North Dakota, we have only 2 REs. That’s right–2 REs for the entire state, and they both work at the same practice and follow the same protocols. In fact, I never really know which one I’m going to see (via video chat, because they are 200 miles away) for my appointments. I did meet one of them in person for my initial consult, but they come to my town only twice a month. So, if I had an issue with my REs, it would not be possible to find a new one. I don’t know how things are in other areas of the US, but I’m sure other rural areas have the same problem.

    I absolutely loved everything you had to say about being your own advocate. I firmly believe in it, too, but have found that it can be difficult to practice, especially in the presence of a doctor. It’s like they cast a spell over me and I completely lose my nerve. For instance, I came to my RE with a mile-long list of questions about IVF, but she wouldn’t let me ask them. She was so confident that I would get pregnant without it, I had a hard time pressing the issue. I also had a hard time asking other questions, like immune testing, because I was worried that she might think I didn’t trust her or believe in her expertise. I know I need to just bite the bullet and ask my questions, but it’s not always easy. I just wanted to throw that out there.

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