I just transferred to an OB at 21wks from my midwife when I got the Twin news. OB is "friendly" to natural, unmedicated childbirth - as is the hospital. There are midwives that deliver there, that work under her, so she is the best OB I could find. She still likes to scare me every time I go in. *sigh*
She wants me in every 4wks for an ultrasound, my midwife predicted this and suggested negotiating for every 6wks. So I had a Level II ultrasound 1wk before I met the OB, then she said it was incomplete and wanted a second. I agreed. So 2wks later I had another Level II and an appointment with her right after. The Dr at the second Level II said that it looked like Baby B *may* have club feet, but it's most likely just his position currently. This is our second scare after finding cysts on Baby A's brain that are normal and gone now. So now I'm rolling my eyes at the ultrasound people.
So when I made it to my OB's office 30min later she said that she wanted another ultrasound in 4wks. I said "maybe we can go 6wks since everything is good". Her response was "Oh, did they not tell you???" I said "oh the possible, but not likely club feet?" I think she expected me to freak out about it. I mean, really. It isn't a for sure thing, and even if it is, we can't do anything about it until AFTER they are born. So no, I'm not going to spend the rest of my pregnancy freaked out. I refuse. So when I told her this, and asked about the 6wks she then said it was really about TTTS. So she changed her reasoning for wanting the ultrasound. *grrr* After informing her that I knew that normally happened to mono-mono twins, she said that my baby's placentas *could* fuse and *could* end up with TTTS. I've heard the chances of this are so small (anyone know exactly how small?).
I get that there are a million risks out there, but if they are really that freaked out, couldn't they just have us on bedrest in the hospital for all 40wks???
I feel like everytime I see her, she is doing her best to scare me into a c-section at 37wks - so SHE feels better.
Anyone dealt with this? She has agreed to Hep lock instead of IV, knows I plan to move around, has refused food during labor (will sneak in protein bars), agreed to delayed cutting of placenta, agreed to internal version to move Baby B down IF his heartrate drops, and as long as he is good - has agreed to up to 2hrs between babies. So I know that compared to other OBs, she is great, but I want more. Is it worth fighting it out now, and what is a good way to argue and not get kicked out of her service? Is it better just to refuse stuff at the end and sign a waver for things like intermittent monitoring? I haven't asked about this one, but I'm pretty sure I know the answer! ;)
Thanks for reading my long post, and help is greatly appreciated. I'm just not used to having to fight for MY birth. My singleton - midwife and I were on the same page!