Wednesday, June 20, 2012

About Group Prenatal Appointments and Unfounded Fears

Tonight is my first group midwife appointment.
I signed up for group prenatal care, isn't that funny?
An introvert signing up to share and care with 8 to 10 other pregnant women?
I feel like a junior high girl who has just moved schools going into homeroom for the first time, and immediately being sized up by other girls to see if she is fatter than they are.

Admittedly, we chose this method of appointments mostly for the convenience of not needing childcare.
I'll just have to keep that at the forefront of my mind.

The optimistic side of me tries to tell me "Calm down, Heather, you might even make a friend. Or multiple friends?  Wouldn't that be lovely?"

I won't try to delve into what the pessimistic side of my personality tells me.  It's all worries that are completely unfounded so far, since I've never met any of the women (to my knowledge) in my life.  They are probably precious and sweet innocent ladies who are completely dew-smacked with being pregnant and who talk about "the joys of childbirth" like the pregnancy books do.

Dear me.  I think I should maybe have a cup of tea or a lemonade before I go to the group, so I don't come into it like a sarcastic Humphrey Bogart wannabe.

"Of all the gin joints in all the world, you pregnant ladies had to show up here."


  1. oh, I hope it went well!!! Personally, I can't think of anything worse. But hopefully it was fun!!

  2. Um, sorry, that didn't sound very supportive, did it? I really do hope it went well!!!