(Closed) How would you chose the right OB?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Quietserenity:  Well I would definitely ask to see someone else, that’s just ridiculous. When does your DH’s insurance kick in?

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would ask to see someone else. But if there isn’t anyone else or the next person isn’t any better I would buy private insurance for the meantime. For me the $300 a month would be well worth it, especially if I knew it was only a short amount of time.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Are you able to go to a different town? I know here, under state funded care, we are allowed to use any states Health Department and a few other designated providers. I would not drop the state funded care, just in case there is an emergency. But you are still allowed to carry the state care and pay out of pocket with a different provider…. at least that is how it works here.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I would ask to see someone else, still covered by the state insurance.  To be honest, I found with my second pregnancy that I didn’t have nearly as many questions/worries/anxities/etc…  I also found that, since I kinda knew what to expect, I was able to be a lot more direct with the doctor when I did have concerns.  Having been through the second pregnancy, I would stay on the state insurance until my husband’s insurance kicked in.  I just know, for myself, I didn’t need the hands-on care in my second pregnancy I needed with my first.

Are there any other health care options under the state insurance?  For example, can you see a family practioner or midwife, instead of that OB? 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Quietserenity:  I guess thier thinking is that if you can afford self-pay then there is no need for you to have the state funded program available to you. Technically/legally, its not fraud. It would only be fraud if you lied about your income on the application form. I highly doubt the state plan is pulling your med records every so many months to see what treatment you have had that was not billed to them. That would be extremely difficult to narrow down and time consuming as far as man hours go to do this. Especially with an already under-funded program.

I would suggest as PPs have, and see if you can either find another OB, or if they allow a midwife, doula, ect. Because the program is stated funded, they are going to do the minimum of care… IE: no ultrasound before 20wks. As for them prescribing you antibiotics that have birth defect warnings, this is something I would call them out on. Thank goodness for knowledgable pharmacists!

 

ETA – typo apologies. I have hurt my shoulder and trying to function one armed is difficult.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Definitely ask for someone else – if they ask you why, tell them about the antibiotic thing.  I don’t know how much it matters to you, but I worked with a midwife group who didn’t do ultrasounds before 20 weeks and had a perfectly healthy pregnancy and delivery.

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