Nearly every encounter I've had with Duke Health makes me want to cry--including their prenatal care. I can't choose to see any particular doctor; I have to see all of them because who knows which one will actually be at the delivery. I have to have all this mandatory STD testing (seriously??) and their prenatal packet gives out just plain wrong information (no soft cheese; no heartrate above 140). UGH.
Please, can someone help a mama out? Both my husband and I are job-hunting, partly as an excuse to get off this horrible insurance and out of the Duke Health system, but in the meantime I have to find someone to care for the pregnancy. For my last birth, I had a family doc who did the delivery himself; he was amazing and I don't understand why I can't seem to find that with Duke insurance.
Please, is there anyone even remotely crunchy, who will see the pregnancy through without forcing me to navigate 7 or 8 providers and a demeaning attitude from the clinic? Pretty please? (I'm afraid I already know the answer.)
Thanks for any help, mamas.
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