Virtual OB? vs traditional…

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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3014 posts
Sugar bee

@fresitachulita:  I would not do this. As someone going through my first pregnancy I prefer feeling connected with my dr. How is she monitoring you for UTIs? (You provide a urine sample at each visit. Many pregnant women do not even realize of they have one.) What if you have cramping or bleeding? I can swing into the office and be seen within an hour. Towards the end you’re going regularly to get measured. Personally I am not interested in this type of medical care. 

Post # 4
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@fresitachulita:  Ugh, no way! Maybe for baby 2 or 3 or 5, but I am CRAZY paranoid about baby #1! I don’t know what’s normal and what’s not, and I need a real person at my doctor’s appointments to feel secure!

Post # 5
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7271 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Nope, I wouldn’t use a virtual OB. Besides, it seems like you’re paying someone else when you’re actually doing the work…

Post # 6
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Agree with PPs…wouldn’t do it.  Might be nice to have someone who would do virtual consults for advice and such (as a favor), but I prefer my medical care to be in person…especially with the pregnancy. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m glad I was able to see my provider in person.  I also liked that I was able to be scheduled at least once with every midwife in the practice so whoever happened to be on call when I went into labor was someone I had already met.

I can see the accessibility of a “virtual” provider being really great if you have a situation pop up that you don’t need to be seen for (like I caught one hell of a cold while pregnant but couldn’t take any over the counter medicine for it, so I had to take off of work and actually go see a doctor).

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