Why Can’t I Trust My Doctor?

“Just do your homework about it.”

“Make an educated decision.”

“Do your research and decide for yourself.”

“When you know better you do better.”

It is so easy to get overwhelmed with the vast amount of information available on the internet.

The internet is a wonderful resource, sometimes. Then there are times when you can get lost in the black hole of this vast web and all of the choices can start to feel overwhelming.

From the moment a woman discovers she is pregnant she is expected to turn into a scholar and relive her college days of research, studying and analysis. Is that article written by a reputable source? When was it published? How many clinical studies has this particular author participated in? Why didn’t my own doctor say anything about this?

You know what I’m talking about. It seems that everyday another friend posts something that makes me rethink things that I’ve done since my oldest was born.

I just want to do what’s best.

Is he not sleeping well because his walls are the wrong color?

Maybe my son has autism because xxxxxx <—-insert any of the hundreds of blamed causes here.

Is my daughter allergic to peanuts because she was vaccinated as a baby?

How many toxins are living in my home right now?

Seriously, it is enough for any parent to want to put their child in a bubble.

Its hard to make any decision these days without having someone criticize you for not doing it the way they would have.

What if I just want to listen to my doctor?

Gasp! You’re going to take the advice of a person that you hand picked to care for the health of your family? A person that went to medical school and got a degree?! Has she even read the latest article published by I Know More Than My Doctor Inc?

^That may have been full of sarcasm. Sorry.

My point is, what if I just want to trust my doctor, trust my instinct and not have to research every little (and sometimes big) decision I make for my family? I just want to feel like I am doing the best for my family and sometimes Google can flat out be scary and overwhelming.

Continue on moms and dads. You’re doing a great job.

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Katie
Owner and Doula at Mid Kansas Doula Services
Katie is co-owner and doula at Mid Kansas Doula Services. When she isn't busy being a doula, Katie is connecting with other local moms. You can find Katie either behind the laptop or planning her next big project. Her favorite quote is "Your future will be exactly what you decide to make it" by Dr Forrest Shaklee.