You are an adult. You are free to do what is best for you and your unborn child. You no longer have to follow your mother’s orders. She is incorrect in her statement that individuals with attention deficit disorder desire attention. She was in essence saying that individuals pretend to have a mental health disorder in order to receive attention. There is no research to support that assertion.
It is good that you want to talk to your doctor about your concerns and symptoms. This is exactly what you should be doing. There’s nothing wrong with doing this and it’s a sign that you are thinking in a psychologically healthy manner. In fact, if you kept this information from your doctor you would be doing yourself and your unborn child a major disservice. Here’s what I would recommend. Prepare for your next appointment. Make a list of symptoms and concerns that you want to discuss with your doctor. Also include a list of questions you have for your doctor. Be as detailed as possible with your list. The more information you report to your physician the better he or she will be able to assist you.
At the appointment, tell your doctor about your list. If you feel uncomfortable describing your list or its details, hand the information to your doctor. He or she can read what you have written. It is important to be honest and patient. Ask for clarification when necessary. The more active you are with this process the better. Here’s a link to an article that describes more tips for communicating with your doctor. I hope this helps. Please take care.