MELANIA TUDORICA: As you may remember, we saw Anna in pain during her run. It looked like she had very bad cramps. Let’s find out how she’s doing.
ANNA: Hi, this is Anna. I would like to make an appointment with my GP.
Yeah, I went running this morning, and I had really bad cramps. I was nauseous, and lightheaded still. OK.
My date of birth is 8 March 1992. Last name Petersen. All right. Have a good day. Thank you. Bye.
GP: Anna, I heard you had pains in your abdomen during running. Could you explain to me exactly how that went?
ANNA: I went running, and suddenly I had really bad cramps. I still don’t feel OK. I’m very nauseous and lightheaded. I don’t know what’s wrong.
GP: OK. In that regard, I would like to check your temperature and your heart rate.
GP: Yes. Mhm. You have an elevated heart rate and also a bit of a temperature. [GROANING] What are you feeling?
ANNA: I don’t know. It’s like something is stabbing me in the stomach.
GP: When’s the last time you had your period, if I may ask?
ANNA: I don’t know. I’ve been so busy.
GP: Might there be a possibility that you’re pregnant?
ANNA: It might be. I don’t know.
GP: We could run a few tests, just to make sure. And we’ll return to that later.
So, Anna, I think congratulations are in order.
ANNA: Thank you, but I’m still a little bit in shock.
GP: Yeah. And as regards your elevated heart rate and your temperature, I think it’s wise if you meet the gynaecologist. They will do some further tests just to make sure. And I’m writing you a reference letter.
If you pass this on to the gynaecologist, they will know everything they need to know.
RECEPTIONIST: Hi. [INTERPOSING VOICES]
ANNA: Hi. I’m Anna. I got a reference letter from my GP.
RECEPTIONIST: OK. Do you have a hospital form already from this hospital?
ANNA: No, I don’t have one yet.
RECEPTIONIST: OK. I’ll make one for you. Do you have an insurance card and ID card with you?
RECEPTIONIST: Yeah. I’ll get you registered.
RECEPTIONIST: OK, very good.
This is the patient card. You need to– every time you visit here in the hospital, you need these cards.
RECEPTIONIST: OK, if you go here around the corner, you go straight ahead, then you see number 10. Now you have to go for your appointments.
ANNA: OK, thank you so much.
RECEPTIONIST: You’re welcome.
ANNA: I have an appointment here.
RECEPTIONIST: Oh, let me see.
RECEPTIONIST: Card back. The doctor will be with you in one moment. So you can take a seat over there.
DOCTOR: Well, twin pregnancy. Congratulations. This is the one baby, and this is the other one.
ANNA: Yeah. Thank you so much. I’m still a little bit in shock. I mean pregnant with twins?
DOCTOR: It’s exciting, and it’s double the fun. It’s worth the effort. Regarding the cramps that you came in with, these are normal in pregnancy, especially during exercise, but I would advise to take it a bit easy. And enjoy your pregnancy and get prepare for those twins.