(Closed) Deliver at a hospital OB doesn’t have privileges at?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think it depends.  How much do you like your doctor and the clinic you are at?   I think that the doctor is really key.  You will most likely only be in the hospital only a day or two with a normal delivery so if the hospital further away is a good hospital and you really like the doctor, then I would stick with the doctor. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

If you just changed doctors bc your other one moved I would look for a different doctor that delivers at the hospital you want. You have no real attachment to your doctor and it would be much easier for your husband to take care of your other babies. They can send all your records to another clinic. You should do what will make you most comfortable. Also, almost every person I know never ends up with their doctor due to shift changes and what not.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

For myself I (if I was delivering at a hospital) I would prbably go with the hospital that I was most comfortable at & had policy that allowed the kind of birth I wanted. Because while the Dr. DOES take part in that, many Doctors are bound by hospital policy if they allow or don’t all certain things.

And you’re absolutely right about having a high likelihood of “your” Dr. not even being there to deliver you so you’ll have to pass on your wishes to whomever it is that is on shift.

As for transferring your records… They HAVE to transfer them where ever you request. No issue there, they’re YOUR records.

Since this is a new doctor I would just familiarize yourself with the hospital policy where you want to deliver and then maybe atleast interview some of the doctors that deliver there so you atleast know who they are & maybe you can find on that works for you. =)

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Hmm…that’s a tough one.  I also had to switch doctors because my gyn’s office stopped doing ob a year or two ago.  I chose my new ob based on which hospital I wanted to deliver at.  

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Could you get a copy of your records and go by the hospital? That way you know they have them.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@abbyful: I think switching to another OB clinic would be the best move for you at this point. I’m originally from that area, and I am so curious which hospitals you are talking about!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@abbyful: I have a friend who is a pediatrician in Liberty.  I could ask her if she has anyone she’d recommend. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Go to the hospital you are comfortable at, whether you find another MD for prenatals or not, you should be comfortable during the birth and know that your wishes will be respected. Yes, she has your medical records at her office but there’s a fancy new thing called a fax machine. They can’t withhold your records from other caregivers and they cannot monopolize your care. Personally I would find another doctor just based on that comment and the fact that hopefully you will end up meeting the actual doctor who will be at the delivery… even if it is only to catch the baby.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@abbyful: I understand your desire to consider switching OB’s 😉

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@abbyful: I just sent her an e-mail. Both she and her hubby are pediatrician’s, so hopefully, they should be able to give you some rec’s.  I’ll add the info. about wanting a more natural birth, so they don’t refer you to someone that’s big on injecting drugs into your system.  I’ll keep you posted. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@abbyful: There’s always home birth if you’re comfortable with that 😉

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