or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Archives › Pregnancy and Birth Archives › Due Date Clubs 2004 - 2008  › January 2007 › My OB gave me an ultimatum!!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

My OB gave me an ultimatum!!! - Page 2

post #21 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by gribbit
I guess my concern here would be that someone who is that concerned about malpractice may not be looking out for my best interest come birthing time.. I am not suggesting that she is a bad doctor and I know that ob's do have malpractice to worry about..
My OB and her partner both had to stop delivering babies because their malpractice insurance premiums increased so dramatically. They both have kids and don't work full time and they could not afford to pay $75,000 a year (each) for the insurance. My OB still does gyn stuff but the other doc quit all together. My point is that this is a serious issue for a lot of OBs. If I were you, I would tell the OB you are rethinking your birth plan and leave it at that. Maybe if you are vague enough you can still see her. If not, then perhaps you can convince another doc of your medical needs or perhaps this OB can make a referral for you. It is really sad that this OB has to practice with such fear in her mind but this is the climate in which we live.

But, I would also take this opportunity to write to your lawmakers about this problem. I have heard that this is a state by state issue - some states have laws to prevent huge lawsuits and somehow this lowers insurance costs for docs. It is a shame that we live in a country so full of so many rich people but we cannot support a health industry that fully supports people.
post #22 of 31
another one who saw this on the new posts and had to reply

if you do get a prescription written early have her write it out as late as possible with 12 refills. consider having her date it for sometime around your due date if possible. prescriptions expire one year ( except controls and narcotics) from the date written. if she writes for a one month supply (usually all insurance will cover anyway) with 12 refills you'll be covered for a year from the time it is written.
post #23 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by taylor
So, ask her if you would be able to write up a notarized contract signed by both of you stating you would not hold her liable for anything that happens at your home birth.
I did this with my backup OB last time, since I was birthing at home with a midwife. He wanted to cover his a**. It might be an option to suggest to her.

ETA: Oh, sorry. I just saw your post where you said this won't work.
post #24 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by a_work_in_progress
The only other OB that I could switch to and have an accidental homebirth, are these awful docs who give internal exams with no gloves, while wearing this huge garish rings. ICKY!
This CANNOT be true, no gloves? and they stick rings up in you? I think not...

Gotta be some bad press there somewhere, I can see that they may not be your cup of tea, but if they actually did this to you, you would have reported them right??

I hope you can come up with a solution!

Catherine
post #25 of 31
Personally, I would go with the hospital birth in order to stay with the doctor I really liked. (But then, that's a decision I've already made once.)

It seems to me that the birth of a child is something that is generally over in 1 day -- while your breastfeeding relationship with that child will go on for far longer.

Of course, it would be nice to have the perfect birth experience, but in the grand scheme of things, it's just one day in a lifetime.
post #26 of 31

Waiver

You should be able to sign a waiver with her that would legally not hold her responsible for anything should you decide to have oohb. But, she may have to ask her hospital legal department to draw this up, and it may be too political a situation for her.

Best of luck, Paige
post #27 of 31
That'd tough. She primarily concerned about the unassisted part, not the homebirth part, right?
Maybe you could ask her if she can suggest any midwives that do homebirths in your area. It sounds like she would want to help you out, from what you said.
post #28 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by a_work_in_progress
The only other OB that I could switch to are these awful docs who give internal exams with no gloves, while wearing this huge garish rings. ICKY!



Has anyone reported this!!! I am just totally dumbfounded!!!
post #29 of 31
[QUOTE=a_work_in_progress]Tare these awful docs who give internal exams with no gloves, while wearing this huge garish rings. ICKY!

I'm sorry, but I don't believe that a doctor would want to risk his own health by doing that. I believe he/she may have worn huge rings (and I am NOT saying that is ok by any means), but not without gloves. Cervical exams are given with sterile gloves. The gloves are not only to protect you, but the health care provider as well.

I hope that you come to a decision that suits your needs. Good luck
post #30 of 31
I thought I saw something recently about Domperidone being available in the US now. It might not be that hard to get ahold of. Maybe you can find a doc who's a bit farther away for that. You'd only have to see him/her once, right?
post #31 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by a_work_in_progress
But here's the catch... this OB/GYN is willing to prescribe Reglan so I'll be able to nurse exclusively (I have a medical problem that makes it impossible for me to nurse exclusively without assistance)! She's the only doctor out of MANY I've contacted, who'd be willing to do this. If I want the Reglan, I have to give birth at the hospital. This has me very torn and frustrated.
what do u need reglan for? My daughter was put on it when she had reflux!

anyways i hope you can figure soemthing out....maybe your hospital has a birthing center that will have a more like home enviroment that you will be OK with...may i ask why u dont want a hospital birth? maybe you could make a very detailed birth plan so that you can have the birth YOU want in the hospital so you can still stay with your OBGYN!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: January 2007
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Archives › Pregnancy and Birth Archives › Due Date Clubs 2004 - 2008  › January 2007 › My OB gave me an ultimatum!!!