I'll have to clarify with him again if this is something that he would do or if other OBs in his practice are known to do - maybe he was giving me a heads up. Heck i'm saying no to it! I have been known to misunderstand or misinterpret stuff lately, but this was pretty clear. It was mentioned in the same paragraph as continuous monitoring and a uterine catheter to monitor contractions because i'm vbac. I will be refusing all this stuff. It was very surprising because this same doc does a lot of vbacs and seems pretty crunchy. I even heard he is supportive of homebirths for non-vbacs. Something doesn't add up. It could be others in his practice and they also just recently joined practices with another bigger group of OBs to cut down on insurance cost and to have coverage for births. It's kind of a sad state of affairs here in CT for OBs. A lot are leaving because they can't afford the insurance and they don't like what has been happening to the practice. But that's a whole other issue.
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1/23/07 at 3:51pm