Will No One Catch My Baby?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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1147 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@megz06:  I think the person you talked to is a complete idiot. Of course this practice HAS to have someone covering for the doctor that is going out on medical leave. You did everything right, established yourself with him WEEKS/MONTHS ago, you aren’t a new patient. WTF are they doing with all of his other patients, making them jump through the same hoops? doubtful. I think you just got an earful of crap and that there’s obviously someone else in the practice who will be taking over care. Super lame that you are having to deal with this right now especially when you took all of the right steps early on. 

Post # 4
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1436 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you’re laboring, someone has to care for you,  right.  I mean,  I know the states are different, but it’s not as though you can be turned away from the hospital.  Can you just continue seeing your clinic and then just go show up at the hospital? 

 

But I can sympathize. My care is being transferred,  I think.  My midwife says yes,  OB consult says not necessary. Who the heck am I making my next appointment with? !? Blerg. 

Post # 5
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6067 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@ThePrincessBride10612:  I agree, there’s no way they wouldn’t have doctors to cover your old doctor’s patients. I say, start asking to speak to people in charge in a strong tone of voice, and insist you get your answers…

I’m sorry you have to deal with this, but it will get resolved.

 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@megz06:  Take a deep breath doll, someone will be there to deliver your baby for you!  I’m sorry they’re stressing you out.  The chances of any doctor you see being the one to deliver your baby is slim anyways.  All hospitals have an OB on call (so even if it isn’t someone from the practice you go to, there will be someone there to deliver for you). 

 

If it makes you feel any better, the nurses do the majority of the work anyways!  I was delivered by a nurse because my mom’s OB couldn’t make it in time.

 

I hope they get it straightened out for you, but just try not to stress about it. Everything will work out the way it needs to.

 

Post # 8
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5460 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@megz06:  Oh dear, you really are dealing with a lot right now 🙁  I promise it will all work out.  SOMEONE will be there, even if it’s just the L&D nurse.  Your baby will not fly out and hit the floor… it will be ok.

Silly question, and you’ve probably explained at some point but I forgot- but why are you delivering so far away?  Why can’t you do it locally?  I know there’s a reason, but for the life of me I don’t remember what it is.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@megz06:  Aha, gotcha.  I knew there was a reason!  Just think- worst case scenario your DH & a police officer could end up delivering BabyMegz on the side of the highway.  If you get to the hospital, it will definitely be better than that!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@megz06:  I would call the office manager of the practice and explain the situation to them. You should not be going through all these hoops for something that is not your fault. Sorry you are having to deal with this at this point in your pregnancy!

Post # 13
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5460 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@megz06:  Whew!  I know that must have been stressful to even worry about!  That kind of worry on a pregnant woman is just NEVER a good idea!

Post # 15
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5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

That’s so weird, I mean come on, they need someone to see you 6 whopping times at that point if your pregnancy is normal. And as you said, whoever is on call at the hospital will catch the baby. I find it hard to believe no one will see you!

I have no idea who is going to catch my baby, and my Dr definitely has not pretended that she’s going to. The point of her is to get through pregnancy, whoever is on call the day I go into labor is the baby catcher. The nurses do most of the work while you are there.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@megz06:  So I looked quickly at your title and then had to do a doubletake. My first reaction was to wonder why you’d be throwing your baby. Lol! (Can you tell I’m not pregnant or a Mom?)

I’m glad that the situation has been resolved. Sit back, relax a bit, and try to enjoy this last little bit of your pregnancy. Smile

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