Hi ladies, i need your help! I am currently 30 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child (two planned homebirths with midwifery care), and we are planning on having an UC this time around. I had met with some midwives once around 17 weeks, but since then have been doing my own prenatal care. My problem is that we have decided that we would feel more comfortable with having a backup doctor at the hospital close to our home, and the office i called to make an appointment obviously wants me to fax them my prenatal care records... of which i have none. We just moved here from a different state, so without thinking, i just told the receptionist that my last care provider was in the state i used to live in (which is not true), and now she is expecting me to fax her my records. I know i sound like a complete idiot, lol, but seriously, my brain is NOT working these days, and i'd really appreciate some advice as to what i should do.
I would rather avoid telling them that i have really just been doing my own prenatal care, and i'm wondering if i could tell them i had midwifery care, and just send in hand written records. Does anybody know what kind of things i should send in? I have been tracking my weight gain, occasionally checking my blood pressure, eating healthy and exercising and just feel like i'm aware of my body and capable of recognizing any red flags. On top of this, I am petite, and look and sound much younger than my age (i am 27), and i really don't want to deal with them treating me like a crazy person who just doesn't know what she's doing, because i have done so much to prepare for this birth, and i feel like i do know what i am doing. I truly believe that this is the best option for us, and i just don't want to deal with attitude from my doctors office. I've been there before, and it's just not worth the stress.
So.. Any advice? Should i just tell them the truth? I would feel so embarrassed for lying about it, but i just kind of didn't know what to say when she asked, and it was the first thing that popped into my head. I also worry that they may not take me on, it being so late in the game AND with no prior prenatal care... OR would it be acceptable to send in some hand written records and say that it was midwifery care and that i'd just rather not give my midwife's name? Am i insane? Lol. Help!