I didn’t make any announcements about the pregnancy because even though most people are very normal and kind, there’s always a couple of aggressive fools who come out of nowhere and start freaking out all over you.
Because of my history, this was obviously a high-risk pregnancy, and I found this great clinic in St Louis that specializes in precisely this kind of cases. This is a team of great doctors and nurses who watch you very closely and support you throughout the pregnancy. For many weeks, they would call me on the phone once or twice a day, EVERY day, helping me handle things.
All of the doctors in this practice seem to have training in psychology, and this is what helps them work with patients like me.
The bad news, however, is that I’m one of the clinic’s last full-time patients. The clinic is ditching the long-term, personalized care and will adopt a conveyor belt approach of seeing random patients on a situational, crisis – solving basis. I’m happy Klara and I managed to squeak by before this happened.