Hello all, wanted to check in as I haven't been able to get online much lately with work being extremely busy!
I have some news regarding my Dr. situation, that I wanted to share my frustration and possibly get a little advice about, not I am not sure how much control I have over it...
When I first became pregnant, I found a midwife across the river in another state, as midwives are illegal in my state. There are only 2 practices, each with their own hospital) that have midwives as an option. I chose one and have been going there. At my only ultrasound I was planning on having, we found out it was twins. Identical twins, with most likely 1 placenta from what they could tell by it being so far along. So I got switched to an OB in that practice. I was very nervous with using an OB because of a very bad experience with DD's birth. We went to the first appointment with the OB and went over all of my questions and it seemed like it was going to be okay. We planned on having the midwife go over our birth plan with the OB and in on the delivery. Then my OB calls out of the blue and says that I am not going to be able to delivery at that hospital or with their practice because the twins have one placenta. I felt completely blindsided because at our appointment, the OB said the ultrasound looked fine and didn't mention anything about having to see another doctor, and she knew that they were mono/di. So now I am back over the river in pretty much the worst state for inductions and csections for singletons, less on twins.
I know a lot of you gals have had csections, but I would really to like to avoid it, especially if everything is going 100% okay. I feel like this is going to be such a battle and will have fight to be heard. DSp isn't going to be much either because he thinks anything a doctor says is 100% the best thing to do and doesn't want to "chance" anything with the boys and thinks that I believe I know better than doctors who have gone to medical school and all of that.... But I just don't take a doctor's word as gold, just because they are a doctor. I am worried about the number of ultrasounds, but I also know that TTTS is no joke. What is the right thing to do? What would be considered chancing things? I am also worried about monitoring during labor, but then there is placental abruption. How do balance naturally minded pregnancy/birthing with the safety of twins (mono/di)? I am just so afraid of what I am going to be pushed into "for the health and safety of the babies."