Hi everyone, this is such a great group! I love reading the posts, even the ones that totally don't apply to me, because you all always have wonderful and/or hilarious things to say!
So here's my problem, and I hope someone has an idea for me. I went to the "homebirth-friendly ob" office (on advice from LLL homebirther friends) yesterday, and it is the only one in my entire region (this is an extremely anti-homebirth, anti-selfcare rural area). Turns out they are now screening for homebirthers and won't provide care if you don't plan on the package deal. I didn't want to lie, although if no one has better ideas I may need to go somewhere else and do that. But most places make you have an ultrasound and all kinds of other things too, and this will be entirely paid for out of pocket so I'd like to avoid unnecessaries. (I haven't had ultrasounds with my last two babies either, though they would have been covered-- just a personal worry.) Besides the dirty looks when you come in for your "first prenatal" at 29 wks! "I've been under the care of a midwife" does not go over well around here!!! That I could deal with if I had to, though, of course, to be sure the baby's okay.
Anyway, I'm Rh- and DH is Rh+, and so was our last baby. I got prenatal RhoGam about 12 weeks before that delivery, and about 80hrs postpartum (they say within 72 hrs is best but it turns out that's when they cut off the study, not when the RhoGam injection stopped being effective). It was not a violent birth at all and I really doubt our blood mixed, but I'd still like to have the blood work done to be sure I wasn't sensitized and that this one won't be needing a blood transfusion or anything!
Anyone have any ideas as to where else I could get an Rh sensitivity test, besides an ob? Emergency room is the only thing I've thought of. DH has been looking for mail-order blood testing places but with no luck. I'd welcome any ideas or support, thank you in advance!