Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Penned by Meredith Well, it’s official… we have broken up with Dr. Nisman. It may sound silly, but it truly was a hard thing to do. He has been there for Rob, Lola and me from day one. He was the one that eased our worried minds when we thought we were losing Lola to an ectopic pregnancy. He was the one that went through every minute detail on her precious little body and explained things in terms that we could understand. He also has answered every email, returned every phone call and to be honest, he has just been a damn good doctor. Last night I had nightmares about telling Dr. Nisman that we had found a new doctor. Absurd I know, but this is who we...
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The Bottom Line

Penned by Meredith So many of you have asked about the pricing for our pre-natal care down here in Costa Rica. I am here to tell you… it is beyond reasonable. Here is a mini-breakdown thus far: OB-GYN Appointments with Dr. Daniel Nisman: $120 per monthly visit (this will soon be bi-weekly as I have entered the third trimester). Includes a nurse check-up, a 45 – 60 minute visit with the doctor, ultrasound with 3D and 4D images, generally about 5 – 6 photos and a DVD with the entire ultrasound on it. Pre-Natal Vitamins: $13 for a monthly supply of 30 pills. Initial Blood Work: $80 for my very first blood work exam. Hemoglobin Blood Exam: $8 for the occasional hemoglobin exam Dr. Nisman orders. Urinalysis: $6...
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