That was the long-awaited meeting with our baby. Nine months of waiting, running around the doctors and listening to various will take in queues and public transport, childbirth … Extract, bouquet, congratulations, a festive dinner at home with relatives, hurray.
Acquaintance with the local doctor
When I was discharged from the maternity hospital, they told me that a certificate was sent to the local doctor, which said the birth of a new man. Further, up to a year, monthly visits to a local doctor in a children’s clinic so that she can track the development of the child.
At first, a nurse came to meet our daughter, a couple of days later a doctor. The role of the nurse is to conduct an educational program for young parents and share their rich experience, the task of the doctor is to touch and twist the baby, check reflexes and once again teach and tell everything.
Communication with him
From my own experience and many of my acquaintances – communication with the district doctor and nurse is still a test. For us, the daughter is the only one and long-awaited, for them is another child whom they see several dozen per day. And each mom. With their views and requirements.
Most likely, I was not very different from such moms – smart, well-read, all-knowing. I wanted to see an individual approach to my child.
Therefore, after several meetings with the district doctor and waiting in lines, in order to show the child as I expected once a month, I preferred to go to a paid doctor, buy vaccines myself and make them private. And in general, by hook or by crook, bypass the clinic.
Whether because of stupidity and youth, or because of the postpartum surge of hormones, for some reason I hammered myself that my local pediatrician was stupid, and the nurse teaches according to sovdepovskim schemes. Later I realized that I was wrong.
Their huge work
Doctors, as a rule, do everything automatically: listened, touched, weighed, measured. Do not expect them to breath and sigh of emotion, they will never be happy with your baby’s first successes.
Their care is different. Gained weight – praised, nedobili – scolded and give instructions. And the endless paperwork, especially the nurse.
I somehow opened my daughter’s card and looked at how much everything was written there, drawn. And you know, it dawned on me that it was in vain that I behaved that way towards them. Demanding something more from them, I did not notice the enormous work that they are already doing.
Preventing my baby’s health
Now, if necessary, I go with my daughter only to the clinic. When it is necessary to make another vaccination, a nurse calls and invites us, I am very grateful to her, because the private doctor I paid money for did not even tell me a word about the vaccination calendar.
I myself was sure that the babies are given three DPT vaccinations for up to a year and that’s the point.
As a result, it is precisely the scrupulousness of the district doctors, their methodical approach to the prevention of the health of my child, that their work is extremely important!