Originally Posted by DBZ
I thought my MW group (cnm) was "fat friendly" until today. They want me to have an epidural with or without the meds to keep anesthia "in house". Today, they told me I need to have an appt with anesthia because I am a "big girl". WTF! I am getting even more POed typing this out. Sorry, but I don't have layers apon layers of blubber on my back where they think they are going to insert a needle (hell no) and last time I checked my throat was pretty normal. Giving me an IV is not a prob, so where the heck is the problem?!?!?
Thanks for listening. I just wanted to tell someone who might "get it"
That totally sucks mama.
I hate the thought of having to switch providers this late in the game, but when they come at you with this kind of crap out of the blue it feels like a betrayal after trust.
When I had ds 2 years ago I was probably in the 325 range and I found myself unable to deal with the pain after 18 hours of induced labor, and they had NO problem getting the needle in for my epidural, which lasted a whole 15 minutes before he was born. If they have that little confidence in the hospitals anesthetist, That's what would make me concerned.
I'm finding myself feeling pretty dissatisfied with my ob after my last appt on Monday where she backpedaled her green light on my birth plan because of my history of "big babies" (ds was 8lb1oz when they induced me a week early - not very big in my book) she threw in the shoulder distocia scare tactic for good measure and I just about wanted to
. on her. All of my tests are perfect, passed the GD test just to avoid this "big baby" junk, and my fundal height measures right on track, so I have to figure she's coming up with this crap cause I'm a big woman who gains weight with pregnancy (30 lbs so far). I pretty much told her that unless there's some evidence that I'm going to birth a 12 lb baby, I felt confident we'd be just fine. I think she thought I was joking.
Why do these people feel they have to manufacture problems for our healthly pregnancies just cause our bottoms (or other places) are bigger than average? Do they have job security issues?