(Closed) Doctor Issues…

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

you might want to post this in a different area than ‘wedding related’. i didn’t know you were talking about pregnancy and obgyn appointments until halfway through the post…

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think you need to make a list of your questions, concern and things and at your next appointment, tell him you aren’t leaving until you get.them answered. While I think short appointments are fairly normal if everything is going okay, I do find it odd he hasn’t been measuring st all. Some docs prefer less ultra sounds, but if he isn’t addressing your questions, that isn’t okay and “You will just know” isn’t really an answer.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

@anywhos09:  

I flagged it for a moderater to move to the pregnancy board!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@anywhos09:  I flagged and asked a mod to move it 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Your doctor prob should be measuring your belly at least in addition to listeing for the heart beat and screening for the swelling/etc.  They typically don’t order extra ultra sounds or testing unless there are issues.  I would insist on getting my questions answered or set up a separate office visit/consult where you go sit in their office for 30 minutes to discuss everything.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have a certified nurse midwife (who works with a practice of OBs) and she is super laid back, but even she gives me time to ask questions each visit. My appts are like yours (pee, nurse checks in, listen for heartbeat, & that’s about it), but she does measure me. At your next visit you need to have your OB stay in the room until he’s done answering your questions. Try to be specific. Instead of asking “what’s labor like?”, ask “what books, classes, or resources should I look into about labor?”. At 37 weeks you’re close to the end, but maybe you can ask to transfer to a different Dr in the practice if yours won’t give you adequate answers at your next visit.

For what it’s worth, I think he’s probably giving you great physical care (I’ve not had multiple ultrasounds or special checks for swelling, etc), although the mental care seems to be lacking (ie, not asking you if you have questions. My midwife has given me bits of info about preterm labor, Braxton hicks, fetal movements, etc at each visit)

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I’m not pregnant yet, but I second what PP said. Be honest with your doctor about what you are looking for, what your concerns are. Take a list of questions, and let him know that you are feeling some anxiety. If he doesn’t step up to the plate, maybe you can find another doctor who would be willing to give you the kind of care you had been expecting. I know it is getting down to the wire, but it’s not over til it’s over!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Have you discussed with your doctor what kind of interventons you are open to and if there are any you are not? I think its really important to make sure you are heard and dont let him just do what he wants because really he is a surgeon and guess what surgeons like to do best… surgery. Discuss what reason would he insist on doing certain interventions and why before your in labour.

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