Originally Posted by Rockies5
has anyone used Medicaid as a backup? or for prenatals with a CPM or OB (ick) then had a UC?
I've never dealt with them, but we are more then qualified. I'm leery for a few reasons
1) hate generic prenatal "care"
2) do they keep tabs? like will I have to go monthly and then they'll wonder where the baby was? Wondering if it will make it unusually sticky, like they'll come looking for me or demad to see the baby or such when I file a BC.
I need proof of preg or prenatal care for the birth cirt. I also need a medical person to see the baby and vouch that it's ours (think we're too close to the border l :LOL )
I do want prenatal care, but MW is only partially covered and I'll feel as if I'm using her. I think there are a few CPMs that do take MC though (at least 1)
For my pregnancy, I was on Medicaid and saw an OB . At the very begining, I did everything by the book like a good little patient. That landed me with five ultrasounds because the doctor never took more than ten seconds to find a heartbeat, a nasty glucose test, and a false positive AlphaFetoprotein (Down's Syndrome) test, with which the doctor told me I must get Amniocentesis done, so that if it was a true positive I could get an abortion. That did not sit right with me at all. I mean, even if my son did have a genetic deformity, how could I give up someone I created? However, he kept pushing me to schedule the amnio and saying "you don't want to have a messed up baby!". So, I called the clinic he wanted me to go to to schedule the procedure. Well, come to find out they didn't accept my insurance, and it would cost something like $4,000. So, I had my excuse not to get it done (thank the gods). It was at this point I started questioning everything being done to me, and during my searching I found UC. I tolerated the OB for as long as I could stand. When he started getting rude with me (I was almost eight months pregnant), I called and cancelled my appointment and told the receptionist I no longer required his services. When they asked why, I told them it was personal. I remember they once tried to call me to schedule my delivery (you know babies are incapable of picking their own b-days!), but I ignored them. I then went on to successfully deliver a 10 pound 6 ounce healthy baby boy without even a scratch (Oh yeah, and the doc had said he was going to be a girl, so I had all of this pink and purple stuff!). I was 40 weeks and three days, going on twenty-three years old, and was in labor for thirteen hours.
When he was two days old, we took him to our chiropracter to make sure his spine was in alignment, and then at about two weeks old took him to a family practice MD who specialized in holistic medicine, and was supportive of our choice to breastfeed, keep our son intact, and not to vaccinate. That way we had proof that he was perfectly healthy (the doctor was amazed at how healthy he was, and told us we did an excellent job). From that point we went to our local government's office, where they told us that since I had prenatal care, they wanted proof of that (I had an ultrasound picture, but they wanted a written document of some sort). Oh, going back to that OB's office was a moment of anxiety for me. However, it went easier than I thought, because all I had to do was talk to the lady running the desk and she wrote me up a note with the dates I went there. I never once told her I had a UC, and she never asked.
Next time I am just going to pay for one prenatal visit at a clinic to prove I'm pregnant, that's it. They don't need to know what I'm doing. Just be polite and firm to whoever you are talking to.