I can see it now — me and Dr. Mindy Lahiri, alone in an exam room, chatting about pregnancy and all the terrible foods I’ve been craving. We’ll work in some witty banter, a few Meg Ryan references; she’ll probably compliment my shoes, lipstick, or vagina. And then later that night, she’ll shoot me a text. She’ll ask how I’m feeling, and then tell me about a crazy good sale on designer maternity jeans. I’ll send her some heart emojis back. Because if Mindy Lahiri was my OB-GYN, not just a fictional doctor on The Mindy Project, she’d be more than just my doctor — she’d be my best friend (which, she would point out, is not a person, but a tier.)
Okay so maybe she’d have one too many drinks and flake on delivering my baby. Maybe she’d be chronically late for our appointments (always with an interesting excuse), and openly give really bad financial advice. And sure she might gab about the embarrassing story I told her, but c’mon, she’s only human. Having someone like Mindy Lahiri as my OB-GYN — unapologetically rad and funny, with enough personality for an entire staff of doctors — would probably mean both the best and worst birth experience ever.
1Her Brilliant Confidence Is Contagious
You may get down on yourself during pregnancy and start doubting yourself. But when you have a doctor as confident as Mindy, you’ll quickly realize that you’re basically the sh*t.
2She’ll Always Find The Silver Linings
Can’t fit into your shoes anymore? Just an opportunity for fresh kicks. Need to go on bed rest? Here’s a killer list of rom-coms to watch. Mindy would always have a way to get you past the baby blues.
3Even If Her Priorities Are A Little Screwy
Okay so “practical life advice” isn’t exactly a strength of hers. That OK. It’s why I’d have a separate financial planner.
4She’d Be Honest With Me
There’s no sugar-coated nonsense or cryptic conversations. She’ll give it straight, without those typical “nicety” filters a normal doctor might have.
5She Has Motivational Mantras For Days
Now this is a woman I’d want coaching me in the delivery room.
6She’d Be Willing to Talk About Anything
Literally — no topic is off limits. And as a pregnant women, you’re bound to have a ton of awkward and potentially embarrassing questions. I’d have trouble talking to her about my raging hormones and excessive horniness.
7But She Might Blab About It Later
Doctor confidentiality totally goes out the window when her office door gets shut, or her third glass of wine hits. Count on it.
8But She’d Never Body Shame You, Ever
You won’t be allowed to bash your body under Dr. Lahiri’s watch. If you even think of calling yourself fat, she’ll just remind you that you’re a curvy, sex as hell, pregnant goddess.
9Awkward SIlence Would Never Happen
Boring routine exam? She’s got an entertaining anecdote to fill the time.
10She'd Have The Best Office Snacks
Step into her office, eat all the food.