Keep government out of exam rooms During my first pregnancy, we were excited for the anatomy ultrasound, but it showed I was prematurely dilating and we were at risk of losing our baby. I was immediately scheduled to see a specialist. We met the perinatologist for the first time when I was 22 weeks, 1 day pregnant. Another ultrasound confirmed I was dilating and had to go to the hospital. My husband called my boss while I cried on the way to the hospital. I waited in a bed with my head tipped toward the floor until the doctor’s partner got done with surgery.