I UC'ed our twin boys at the end of Oct. And honestly, it has been DIFFICULT to get anybody to see them. ALL ped offices assume that ped was the one that saw the babies in the hospital and want to know when he/she recommended their 1st appt so they can go ahead and pull their newborn file that was started. So, despite calling around for 4 straight days and figuring out very quickly what info I needed to omit from my story the homebirth info had to come out each time in the questions they asked. I did not even begin to tell them we UC'ed. Most offices, when I stated they were born at home, asked incredulously if it had been an accident to quick to make there arrival and who my OB had been. Then they asked why I didn't immediately come to the hospital after they were born so everyone could be checked over. So,then I finally state they were born at home and that I had been under the care of a midwife. I was treated with absolute disdain by each and every office. Several went as far as telling me that I had willingly jeopordized my babies lives by such acts of ignorance. Ugh. No, people. You're jeapordizing their lives by mandatorily cutting me open and ripping them from me 4-5 wks too early! But...they don't get that part. So, the only ped we could find is located 4 hrs away from us and actually backs up my old mw located 4 hrs away in Denton. He is large family, no vax, homebirth friendly. So, we make the drive when we need to see a dr for anybody. But, thankfully, they are rarely ever sick and we haven't had need for a dr in a good 2 yrs.
We're located in central west Texas. I was born and raised in the DFW area and we moved out here 4 1/2 yrs ago. I would think in most of the larger cities it would be easier to find a ped that will back you up in your parenting decisions and understand the homebirth/paperwork issue. I'd just tell them you homebirthed and omit the UC part. Most dr's...OB's and peds alike....flip about that little bit of info. We're pretty rural. The closest "bigger" city is Abilene so the choice in dr's is fairly limited there.