First things first, everything went well at the OB appointment today. Baby is fine. Mama is fine. Except... I found out that my beloved Dr. Rina is moving to NC in August, months before my little one is due. Man!
I really like Dr. R, so I am sad that she won't be my doctor anymore. On the other hand, however, this may be for the best when it actually comes time to have the baby. She works in a practice with six or seven other doctors, they take turns being on call to deliver babies, so the odds were that some other doctor would actually deliver Flutterbug. This also meant that all the doctors in the practice would have to agree to my birth plan, which isn't going to be conventional. I had some concerns and reservations about these issues, but I liked my doctor too much to consider finding another doctor. Now I am forced to choose a new doctor, and that means I can be really selective and find one who has a reputation of being cooperative/supportive of natural childbirth. Also, I'd love the idea of my doctor delivering my baby, but short of that, I'd like to know that all the doctors in the practice will be supportive of my birth plan.
So wish me luck finding a new doctor, and if you have any suggestions, please let me know!