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post #21 of 37
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Originally Posted by phathui5 View Post
They're saying that their "medical reason" is my iron being at 8.9 and they're technically not refusing care because they're offering to deliver at the hospital, just not at home.
i agree that's a load of crap. my midwife never even checked iron levels!
post #22 of 37
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Originally Posted by momto l&a View Post
not from your birth club, saw your post on the new post search.

A few thoughts.

For three of my hb's my old mw always checked my iron and it was low so I would take liquid chorophyll. I always bleed like crazy after birth.

birth #4 came with a new mw. she never checked iron and I never took chlorophyll. I didn't bleed heavily like what I normally did. talked to new mw about it and another mw she worked with discovered that taking extra iron while preggo made a woman more prone to heavy bleeding. so she no longer checks iron levels. woman normally have lower iron levels its just part of our body getting the baby and us ready for birth. This was also my first baby not to have jaundice.

good mws imo know where everything is but dont expect everything to be in one place or ready.

those mws sound way to picky. i have to but wonder if there isnt something else bothering them and they are using the iron and stuff not being 'ready' as an excuse?

This makes so much sense for me! My other 2 pregnancies I took iron for my low iron, a chronic problem I always deal with preg or not. Both hospital births and excessive bleeding with both! Withdd2 I almost bled out on the table (lots of interventions!) With this preg I made sure I ate well and watched mybody for any signs that I know mean I need more iron. I was a bit concerned about pp bleeding since I was ucing. But I barely bled at all! Iwas much healthier and way more active with this preg!
post #23 of 37
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I went to the appointment that I had scheduled today to ask for my records and birth assistant fee back and they weren't there. The receptionist said that they were at a delivery and that there was a new intern doing the appointments. So I'll have to call them later and ask them to fax it. Also, the receptionist kept saying that they had to fax the records to the "new doctor's office" and that she may not be able to give it to me. Can they do that?
post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by phathui5 View Post
I went to the appointment that I had scheduled today to ask for my records and birth assistant fee back and they weren't there. The receptionist said that they were at a delivery and that there was a new intern doing the appointments. So I'll have to call them later and ask them to fax it. Also, the receptionist kept saying that they had to fax the records to the "new doctor's office" and that she may not be able to give it to me. Can they do that?
No those are YOUR medical records! They can charge you a fee for them but usually it's like a $25 thing nothing outrageous.
post #25 of 37
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The receptionist wouldn't give them to me today because the midwife wasn't there. I don't know why she couldn't make me a copy, but she said she had to ask first.
post #26 of 37
You may have to sign something asking for them to release the records (for their liability, to be sure it was indeed you that they released them to, etc.) but they CANNOT require you to provide a dr. office or anything else. You have every legal right to your records.
post #27 of 37
Wow! I can't believe this, it's outrageous.....

Were you told ahead of time that they could just "be out at another birth" and that you'd have to see someone else this late in the game on top of their whole refusing to homebirth!?!

As pp said, they must give you your records, and it does cost some enormous $25 or something.

Keep your spirits up! We'll be thinking of you in the next few weeks.....
post #28 of 37
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I left a message for my the midwife that my friend used and am hoping to hear back from her.
post #29 of 37
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Originally Posted by phathui5 View Post
I left a message for my the midwife that my friend used and am hoping to hear back from her.
Fingers crossed for you mama. I'm still thinking about you and sending you good vibes!
post #30 of 37
No, they cannot deny your medical records. They would be in violation of a number of federal laws.
post #31 of 37
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Update: My new midwife is coming for an appointment Thursday (if I don't end up calling her before then). I'm still planning to deliver at home and told the old midwife's receptionist yesterday that I was dropping them.
post #32 of 37
So glad you were able to find support to have your homebirth!
post #33 of 37
Excellent...I'm glad you found a new one. That was a horrible experience. You totally did the right thing....
post #34 of 37
Hoping all goes well with the new midwife!
post #35 of 37
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Update: It's tempting to call Old Midwife and gloat, but I'm going to do it here instead. I had #4 (who still remains nameless) on Sunday and I've had less bleeding postpartum with this baby than I had with the first three. So there.
post #36 of 37
Wow!
Everything works out for the best! Congrats! :
post #37 of 37
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Originally Posted by phathui5 View Post
Update: It's tempting to call Old Midwife and gloat, but I'm going to do it here instead. I had #4 (who still remains nameless) on Sunday and I've had less bleeding postpartum with this baby than I had with the first three. So there.
Not in your DDC, but I totally think you should call them to gloat or at least send them a birth announcement with a little note! What they did to you was awful!
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