Normally, I would be the last person to praise our health care provider for anything, but as Christine and I near the final stretch in her pregnancy — she will be 37 weeks on Saturday, which is considered full term, yay! — I wanted to take a minute to praise the super cool telephone nurses at Future Moms.
Run by Anthem Blue Cross, Future Moms is a totally free (if you have Anthem insurance) service that offers you free books, tons of informational brochures, access to scads of detailed online information and best of all, 24-hour telephone access to real live nurses.
That’s right, amigos, if your wife starts getting Braxton Hicks contractions in the middle of the night or your doctor leaves you a cryptic message on a Friday then takes off for the weekend, just call those nurses up, anytime of the day or night, and they will talk you down from that rooftop. Seriously, they will answer any question you have, no matter how stupid it is.
Christine has only called the 866 number a couple of times, but being the neurotic over-worrier that I am, I have called those poor gals up many a time in the wee hours of the night. I know it’s crazy, but nobody puts my fears to rest better than a real live nurse with a hot Southern accent. Don’t know why, but they all seem to have that.
So, as we near the big day and the end of the free servive approaches, I gotta give those Future Moms nurses a great big shout out. Muchas gracias, hot Southern nurses, you guys rock! Now, if I could only convince them to give us free 24-hour advice for the next 18 years on everything else to do with raising a happy and healthy little girl, I’d be all set…
To read more about the Future Moms program click here.