When I was pregnant for the first time, I looked forward to every single ultrasound appointment. I was so excited for this pivotal event in my life, constantly counting the days until I could see the growing baby inside my body. But after multiple pregnancies, two miscarriages, and a few too many complications, I started to see ultrasound appointments for what they really are: complex. In fact, I know there are things every pregnant woman wishes she could tell her ultrasound technician but, instead, she keeps it all to herself. After all, they're just doing their job.
I love my doctor and the medical practice I've been going to for over a decade. They're wonderful, receptive, thorough, and compassionate. But, I think, with any formal medical evaluation there's bound to be a time or two when things don't go quiet as expected. For me, things deviated from the "plan" during my ultrasound appointments, which eventually made me more anxious than excited. When there's an in-between person that legally isn't allowed to tell you much of anything, but responds like a human being to whatever is going on in the screen, the entire appointment can be, well, daunting.
Even the best of the best make mistakes or unintentionally make worrisome faces that can make for a pretty terrible appointment. Regardless, there's a lot I wished I could've said during those ultrasounds, that I'm sure other pregnant woman can relate to. Things like, well, the following: