I need to vent for a moment. I called several clinics today trying to find somewhere that would take me in for my first prenatal visit. I called one doctor that I am very interested in seeing because I have heard many good things about him (plus he is based out of the hospital I was born in, which is neat!). He charges $350 a visit, the lab work is $500, and I didn't even bother asking what my first sonogram would cost. I love his practice, though, and his nurses are wonderful. Well, the one nurse I spoke to told me to apply for Healthy NY, because they take Empire through that program and it will help offset the cost of my visits. I was very excited about this because I am dying to see a doctor ASAP (feels like I am not actually pregnant until I see one, is that weird??). I am pretty sure I qualify for the program, and I have the application and everything, but I think once I mail it in it will take a least a month for them to process. A month!!! I can't take the suspense... I pee on a stick every morning to see a plus sign because I am still in shock about this whole thing. I just want the comfort of seeing a professional and being told all is well and yes, I am pregnant. It is so frustrating to think I have to wait another month, at least!! I might be in my 2nd tri before I ever make it to a doctor!!