i was down in charleston today so cl and i went to see what i think is a lcsw regarding the mc's and the struggles getting back to baseline emotionally, especially poor cl. i've had some experience with counselors, but this guy hit a new low, and it only took him 30 mins to do it! i kid you not: within the first 1/2 hr he managed to get in not just one, but all, of the following:
--the 'adopt and you'll concieve' mantra
--relax, how important it is just to relax,
--how all his kids were 'pop-ups' they just kinda happened!
he rounded out the trifecta with some advice about how i maybe need to gain a little bit of weight and then i can get pregnant with no problem. seeing as how my RE's never mentioned my weight as an issue, i think i'm going to let that one slide along with the rest of it. i think couples going thru probs following a m/c was just NOT his forte. i guess he's alot better with soldiers coming back from deployment going through ptsd issues. god i hope so, or they are in significant trouble. the only good i could see from it is at least we didn't have to pay for it (not directly, anyway). i've had bad counseling sessions that i've had to pay for, so i guess there's that.
i want to give a tremendously joyous shout out to ultimate journey who after a long and hard road found two pink lines on her pee stick this morning. woo hoo!!! so exciting.
i also read this very interesting article from newsweek about the state of birth in the world today. not too shocking i guess, where health care is better overall, women tend to fare better too. but an interesting read nonetheless.