C.S. asks from Staten Island, NY on August 23, 2007
This Is Going to Sound Stupid
yes this may be the stupidest question you have ever heard. Have any of you moms had to take your child with you to an ob/gyn appt? I have an appt next week for an internal ultra sound and cannot find a sitter and cannot change the appt (it needs to be a certin day of my cycle) so joey is coming with me. what should i expect? its going to be weird for him to be siting there in his little stroller while my legs are up in the air and the doctor is doing what ever it is he will be doing. anybody been there? im freaking out!
So What Happened?™
i have to say thanks for all the responses. I really appreciate all the reasurance! well we went to the doc and thank god i had the first appointment. Joey did cry a little because he thought the doctor was there for him! but the assistant was talking to him and it helped a little. but we did survive! and im glad its over! thanks again!
B.D. answers from New York on August 24, 2007
My OB/GYN actually had a TV in the exam rooms for such occassions. She just flipped on some cartoons and my 2 yr old never even realized anything else was going on!
J.C. answers from New York on August 24, 2007
I had a baby 4 months ago and i took my son to the obgyn when i couldn't find a sitter, he was actually in the room when my water broke. I parked the stroller next to me so that he didn't have a view of what was going on. Hope it helps.
C.O. answers from New York on August 24, 2007
I think it will be okay. Like you said he will be in the stroller, so he can't touch anything. He is too young to remember anything or be scared by it. I imagine he will be fascinated. Please do not freak out, life is too short!
A.G. answers from New York on August 26, 2007
Hey my name is A., im a 25 yr old mom and wife. Ive been married for 3 years now too. My daughter just turned 2 this week. I live in PJS too! Anyways, I didnt take my daughter with me when I went this past visit to my doc. I thought it would be totally weird and freak her out to see me up on the table getting an exam. The only thing I can think of is maybe turnign him around in the stroller so he couldnt see you, with soem toys or books to distract him, unless you can find a last minute babysitter. best of luck,
S.R. answers from New York on August 25, 2007
Not at all stupid. I took my 17 month old son along (in compact stroller) and faced him the other way with snacks and his favorite truck. Fortunately the appt was quick enough that he wasn't a bother. The doctor's office was more the accomodating with me bringing my child along to the appt.
A.M. answers from New York on August 24, 2007
It's not stupid at all.....I had to do the same thing. Don't worry - your Ob/Gyn is probably so used to it. They are the ones that deliver these babies, so they know they are part of the deal. I went to my 6 week post-birth exam with my infant son. Doctor wasn't phased a bit. I had to wait so long for him to come into the exam room that I had to breastfeed my son while I waited. He came in and started the exam while I was still nursing. I finished, put the baby on my lap and before I knew it, it was all over.
I had to bring my 2 1/2 year old when I was pregnant with my son and she sat on my lap too. (No luck keeping her in a chair reading a book!!) It was really no big deal. I asked the same question to some of my friends and they have done it too, so it's probably more common than you think. Inconvenient, yes, but certainly not unheard of.
It is what it is - and you have no choice but to bring your son. Don't stress it. Besides - these people are in the baby business! Good luck!!
A.C. answers from New York on August 23, 2007
ok what iv seen other mothers doing was putting the child in the stroller and facing them in the other direction while everything is going on or may be your doc office has a nurse that will sit with him for 10 mins or so ....bring a toy or 2 that he can play with them and maybe that will work.....let me know how you make out...
N.A. answers from New York on August 26, 2007
It's not Stupid, I took my son with me when he was younger and normally one of the nurses would take him while I was being exam. By the way there are no stupid questions when your're a mom.
L.P. answers from New York on August 24, 2007
Hey there. Not a stupid question at all. :)
I think that your son is too young to really notice what's going on. If I imagine my 20 month old with me on an appointment, he probably would not pay much attention...even if he did he's really young enough to forget. I would not take my 4 year old with me, no matter what. too many questions and stuff...but at your sons age I think it's really fine. Just bring some things to distract him.
Hope it goes well. :)
A.M. answers from New York on March 14, 2008
just saw you went, glad it worked out!
T.W. answers from New York on August 24, 2007
This is definitely not a stupid question. I did it with my kids years ago and even took them with me when they were older for my regular weekly appointments so that they can see the baby and/or hear the heartbeat. My doctor liked having the kids there and involved, plus with a toddler it gets you in and out faster. Your son is still a toddler, he won't know what the doctor is doing to Mommy. Hopefully he will get to hear the baby's heartbeat and will have a better understanding of Mommy having a baby in her belly.