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post #21 of 30

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pregnancy/PR00107


Bedrest is one of those weird things. It's not proven to help. It's not. 

post #22 of 30

http://www.babymed.com/complications/bed-rest-medical-intervention-during-pregnancy


 

post #23 of 30

That's horrible! Can't you switch?

post #24 of 30
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Originally Posted by GBass View Post
 

abiyhayil,so most of my confusion lies in that my private midwife (who will deliver me at home if all is well) is treating me as high risk while my obgyn is not.  I delivered my last baby early at 35 wks and i had bleeding and cramping twice during my first trimester of this current pregnancy.  Thankfully all is good now and everything is normal :) however, my midwife believes prevention is the best medicine (which I usually also agree with) and so she is giving me precautions to prevent another preterm labor.  On the other hand, my obgyn has not classified my pregnancy as high risk and is not so cautious and doesn't see the need in taking any preventative measures.  I think it lies in that in the medical world they feel they have the solution to fix the problem if anything goes wrong.  Basically she said just to be aware of contractions and if I start regular early contractions just to go get hooked up to a monitor. (which i believe would ultimately lead to either being on hospital bedrest for the duration of the pregnancy or another early labor and experience in the NICU, which i'd obviously like to avoid).

 

So, I generally agree more with my midwife's perspective and model of care, but her precautions for preventing an early labor do have drawbacks.  She wants to put me on a month of bedrest starting on the 34th week.  That won't be easy and I'm afraid it will have a negative impact on me physically and emotionally.  I know i will just get weaker, stiff, and sore and possibly depressed being stuck on bedrest for that long.  It's not easy on my family either, I have two kids and a house to take care of and my husband works for himself so no one can give him any sort of paid time off.  And the whole time I'll be thinking "is this really necessary" because of the relaxed attitude of my obgyn.

 

so, those are my frustrations!  I guess I've really needed to share all that, sorry for hijacking this thread ladies! I'd be happy to get any feedback from any of you on here. 

My 1st and 2nd births were preterm (33 and 36 weeks respectively). My 5th, I made the decision to HB. My MW then, was concerned about the pre-term births, but did not do much preventative. She had me take magnesium supplements to help keep my uterus calm. She also gave me some homeopathic things to have on hand in case. But I made it through that PGcy so easy. Had not one issue. This one was a planned HB but I ended up in the hospital with a huge blood clot in my leg. So I risked out. This OB IS concerned about pre-term and has me on 17p shots :-/ I don't think I'm really at risk. But I get your thoughts. It's frustrating and usually you see the concerns in the opposite parties in this situation.

post #25 of 30
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Originally Posted by Ahavati View Post
 

My 1st and 2nd births were preterm (33 and 36 weeks respectively). My 5th, I made the decision to HB. My MW then, was concerned about the pre-term births, but did not do much preventative. She had me take magnesium supplements to help keep my uterus calm. She also gave me some homeopathic things to have on hand in case. But I made it through that PGcy so easy. Had not one issue. This one was a planned HB but I ended up in the hospital with a huge blood clot in my leg. So I risked out. This OB IS concerned about pre-term and has me on 17p shots :-/ I don't think I'm really at risk. But I get your thoughts. It's frustrating and usually you see the concerns in the opposite parties in this situation.


so, after the first two births your others were on time?  before this current pregnancy did you do anything other than magnesium supplements to prevent another premie?

post #26 of 30
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Originally Posted by lindsay03182014 View Post
 

That's horrible! Can't you switch?


switch who? honestly, i have a really good relationship with my midwife and am not so interested in finding another one, especially this far along in my pregnancy (i'm at 31 wks).  that said, I have made the resolution to speak to her openly about my concerns regarding the bed rest in our upcoming check up (this monday).  wish me luck!

post #27 of 30

I like my OB.  I'd wanted to see the midwife practice at my HMO, but I've had 2 sections so wasn't eligible (but would have been fine with seeing them for prenatal care, from an insurance standpoint, but I rather get to know the person who's going to be cutting me open, thanks, so...).  I really had a hard time with the first OB I saw at this practice--she was too young, too hyper about everything, sent me for a bunch of unnecessary tests (I think because she was hyperventilating because of my age, I'm 39).  Also, she wouldn't release my test results right away (my HMO has computerized records, so lots of times I get labs back that I can look at the same day if I want to).  So I asked one of midwives that had been there who was the most laid back OBs there who'd seen it all--she hooked me up with a very calm older Austrian (like actually from Austria, still has the accent and everything) male OB whom I really like.  I've get to receive an internal (Oh, unless there's some reason for concern, we just do the GBS test, unless you have concerns).  I've had the 1 u/s at 20 weeks, and then nothing.  I started out the pregnancy overweight and frankly am kind of fat now, but he's like "Your weight is stable, that's great."  He's not rushed when he sees me, is really laid back/hands off, very calm.  Seems to respect that this is #4 for me.  I'm not sure I would have liked him as much with #1 as I do now, because I might have needed some extra handholding--OTOH maybe if I was a first-timer he'd do more of that.  Our personalities click.  I know he's not going to like freak out over me being older and fatter than what people are "supposed to be".  And frankly, given the trauma of my last birth (I had PTSD treatement for nearly 2 years afterwards, it was that horrible of an experience) he's just what I need at this point.

post #28 of 30
My care provider this time around is my husband and myself wink1.gif so its been going great. we're also planning a uc (this is our third baby)
post #29 of 30
I switched health insurance providers last Dec and found a good doctor a few months into this pregnancy. She works for a huge health care provider and I have been very happy with her and the monster health care provider. We decided to have a home birth kind of late in the game and luckily the midwives I had with my ds were available. I made an appt with my doctor to tell her I was planning on having a home birth and thought the office might get upset that I made an extra appt just to chat since I needed medical records and some specific questions answered for the midwives. Everyone was totally fine with it, AND the doctor was very supportive of my choice. I had a lot of anxiety telling her and it went so well it feels unreal. So now I'm continuing care with her and the midwives.
Until the end of Feb, b/c of the health plan I have through work, I have no copay so it's affordable to do both as well. I feel incredibly grateful right now.
post #30 of 30

Sounds ideal sgvmom :)

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