The Dangers of Taking Your Kids With You to the OBGYN

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kid playing doctorI'd like to think I can take my children anywhere. And I do ... within reason. For example I'd take my kids to the bar provided it was what I would think is an appropriate atmosphere but I'd never ever take them when I need to shop for shoes. Some things are sacred. And although I believe my lady parts are sacred as well, they have also been shared by my kids being that I once housed them within the depths of my body. So, when it came time for me to go to my annual OBGYN appointment and I didn't have a sitter, my 3 1/2 year old twins came along, too. And perhaps because of Doc McStuffins or the fact that we have an open door policy even when using the bathroom in our house, both my son and my daughter were very curious as to what exactly the doctor was doing between Mommy's legs.

"Mommy's vagina is sick," is what they told the Doc. And it's also what they told my mother when she came to visit the next day.

For the record, my vagina is not sick thankyouverymuch. The doctor didn't have to take any ouchies away because -- remember -- this was just a yearly exam. But of course my mom hears my daughter saying my vagina is sick makes her mind wander.

"Is something wrong?" she asked me very concerned.

"No, just a yearly visit. Pap, breast exam, I even had a rectal. That was unexpected."

"But your vagina is okay?"

"Yes, mom. My vagina is fine. Can we talk about that rectal? Lots of lube!"

Yes, I'd rather talk about a finger up my ass than my mom thinking something is wrong with my vagina when there is nothing wrong with my vagina except maybe it could use a waxing.

"Mommy's vagina was sick but she went to the doctor and now she feels better. So much better," my daughter says.

"Yeah, we went to the vagina doctor," my son chimes in.

I can't win.

Maybe taking your kids everywhere isn't such a good idea. They like to talk and no one likes to talk about going to the vagina doctor. I'm just glad they didn't say, Mommy took us out so she can drink a fancy Mommy-only drink and then we had to go to the vagina doctor. What would people think then?! Maybe shoe shopping shouldn't be off limits.

By the way, my Pap came back normal (just like everything else) in case you were wondering.

Have you ever had to take your kids to the vagina doctor and regretted it?

 

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Evaly... EvalynCarnate

Now, wait for a couple years and you'll have to explain to your daughter that one day SHE will need to go to the "vagina doctor" lol Had that talk recently with my daughter. 


 


 FUN TIMES! lol

Felicia Ritter

I took my son to an appointment to get birth control. They wanted to give me an exam, but he is 4 years old, and I did not feel that it was appropriate. I couldn't even believe they WOULD do it with him in the room! The funny part of this is, I had blood drawn, and I made a big deal out of how easy it would be to have my blood drawn, and told him to watch if he wanted, because it didn't hurt a bit, just a little poke. Then the nurse proceeded to miss my vein and roll it all around. Meanwhile, I am smiling through the pain trying to show him that it "doesn't hurt". Figures, the one time I try to make a lesson out of it, she tried to kill me. I walked out looking like a junkie, bruises on both arms. But he didn't know, he thought it was all gravy... I won't be taking him with me next time. lol

nonmember avatar lisakphillips

What the hell?!! Reschedule!

Brain... BrainyMommy



Taking your young child (as opposed to a baby) to the OB/GYN is incredibly selfish and rude. Your precious toddler is a walking bag of germs and exposing pregnant women to such a thing is highly inconsiderate. A responsible OB/GYN wouldn't see you and would make you re-schedule. 



Mandy Swanda

^You are weird.  What do you think they will let the kid touch the speculum?  Lol.  Or, the fact their will be kids in the waiting room?  

Mandy Swanda

For the record, I've never been to my Ob and not seen kids in the waiting room.  That is two pregnancies in 3 years and about 30 visits to the office. You know you should be more wary of the other  patients who may be going to the gyno for treatment of their venereal diseases.  Herpes on the door knob anyone?  Lol.  

Choco... Chocodoxies

"Taking your young child (as opposed to a baby) to the OB/GYN is incredibly selfish and rude. Your precious toddler is a walking bag of germs and exposing pregnant women to such a thing is highly inconsiderate. A responsible OB/GYN wouldn't see you and would make you re-schedule. "


That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. Get over yourself. Children share this world with you, and you sound very entitled. 

Histo... HistoryMamaX3

My children have always gone with me... I just bring along a bag of m&m's and they sit on the chairs and wait until I am done. They don't really care what is going on, they have chocolates. :-) But I had some problems and had to go WAY more than I ever wanted to. My doctor has never said anything about it- and there are toys in the waiting room- I wouldn't pick a place that wasn't family friendly.

CKADs... CKADsmom4

My SIL babysits our daughters when I go to the OB/GYN. I have taken them with me for ultrasounds and when my youngest who's 2.5 asked what they were doing to my tummy, I explained that they want to see how big the baby is getting. Our Baby #4 is expected at the end of the month.

Knitt... KnittyTina

I've had to take my kids with me, because there is no one around to babysit on some random weekday morning.  The only babysitters around are high school students and they are in school.  I figure that going to the doctor, even the ObGYN is a part of a women's life and I'd rather they see me being comfortable going and knowing that it's a normal process for an adult and something they will have to do themselves someday.


My oldest even got to help with the heart beat detector machine when I was pregnant last year.  She really liked that and the nurses were very friendly and no one complained.


Also, I noticed that when I do bring my kids, the doctor is able to see me pretty quickly.  When I don't bring them, I'm usually waiting around for a really long time.  LOL. 

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