Is anyone doing these?
To make a long story short, I'm no longer seeing a homebirth midwife, but an ob. It has to do with insurance mostly. We are planning to UC, but I'm seeing them for prenatal care.
Just for background, my babygirl was born at home and I saw a homebirth midwife the entire time, except for a bleeding scare at around 10 weeks.
Anyhoo- I don't particularly like my ob or their practice, but go because that's who takes my insurance and also the fact that I am not planning on birthing with them, so I just grin and bear it and pick my battles on what poking, prodding, testing I will do.
So, yesterday after my appointment (weight, BP, heartbeat, belly measure), I was out in the waiting room making my next appt. when the ob came out and said "oh yeah, we are going to have to start you on twice per week BPP's". I asked why and she said because of your age. I asked if that was the only reason and she said yes. She said they would get approved with my insurance and then call me with the appts.
I sat their dumfounded for a minute, before I left. I mean, I knew that they would try and get me to do these at a certain point(which I would decline), but starting at 32 weeks and twice a week? All because I'm 36....That's crazy to me!
I'm healthy, BP, urine, weight is great. I've had 3 u/s and baby is wonderful. There is no way, I'm doing BPP's twice per week because I'm 36.
Does this sound unreasonable to anyone else?
Well, the receptionist called me today with an appt for the first BPP this Friday. I can't make it and even if I could, I would not go. I told her that I thought about the BPP's and I think it's unecessary for me, so I won't be going. She said I would have to discuss that with the ob at my next appt. So, of course I will. I'll tell her that I will go once or twice, but twice per week is unecessary for me.