So, after I wrote my Good Help is Hard to Find post, I went to the obstetrician again to get my first ultrasound done. This time, I saw a different doctor in the same practice.
She was much more normal. She seemed reasonable and sensible, and not excitable about things like bread. At one point, I mentioned that I’d heard that I should avoid bread products during pregnancy and she said no, but that if I started gaining too much weight too quickly (she mentioned 20 pounds in one month), then I should consider altering my diet so that I stay healthy and don’t get gestational diabetes. That I can deal with.
So, for now, as long as it works out, we’re going to continue going to this office and seeing this doctor, because she’s not a nut. Or at least, not so far. 🙂