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So my dr. refuses to deliver my baby...

post #1 of 10
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Is it wrong to be happy about that? Don't get me wrong, I kinda like my dr. but I get the feeling from him most of time that he thinks I'm a little koo-koo.
Anyway, he isn't willing to take on my delivery because he believes its too high risk. He is going to talk to one of the other doctor in town to see if he's willing to take it one, because he's more of an OB. I've heard good things about this other doctor, so that makes me happy. So hopefully this other doctor would be willing to take me on.
I just refuse to get worried about this. I will fight for my right to have NCB, and I will have it no matter where I give birth :

I mean, seriously, when it comes down to it, you can't predict the future. I could very well end up with a UC, kwim?
post #2 of 10
Well, if you're happy, then:
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post #3 of 10
May I ask what makes him think of you as high-risk?
post #4 of 10
yey! i'm glad you are so confident about what you want to see happen for this birth.
post #5 of 10
Being fired can be a good thing!! Im glad you know what you want! Its a good feeling.
Angela
post #6 of 10
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Being fired can be a good thing!! Im glad you know what you want! Its a good feeling.
: Better to be "fired" now than have his issues come up in labor. I too wonder what makes you "high risk" in his eyes....
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May I ask what makes him think of you as high-risk?
I have factor V Leiden, a blood clotting disorder. I clot too much, which puts me at risk for DVT's. Unless I'm on an anticougulant, like low molecular weight heparin. Normally, or I should say, commonly, the protocol is to switch to regular unfractioned heparin at 36 weeks and to induce labour. The reasoning being, they have a better chance of reversing the UF heparin, compared to LMWH, if I need an epidural. Only real reason.
I was induced with my dd, and didn't get an epidural. There is nothing that will convince me to get an epidural, even labour.
Anyway, he's worried about me bleeding too much, and the hospital here doesn't have blood on hand. Which I agree with, if I was going to switch to UF heparin. Which I'm not. The specialist I went to believes its perfectly safe to deliver on LMWH, or even stop taking heparin at 38 weeks, if I felt comfortable with that.
Anyway, its my doctors choice to not deliver. He's still doing my prenatals though, which is fine. I didn't think he planned on delivering anyway, so its not a huge shock. Only thing I'm irritated about is that he didn't try to at least educate himself on it. Oh well, he's a family doctor, and I think he just doesn't want to touch this case with a ten foot pole
post #8 of 10
Oh..
Too bad he didn't let you know earlier but better now than later when you're close to laboring!
Good for you for not getting worked up about this.. and good luck!
post #9 of 10
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Anyway, he's worried about me bleeding too much, and the hospital here doesn't have blood on hand.
This really isn't a very good excuse...imo, if he's not comfortable attending your labor at that hospital for that reason then he probably shouldn't attend *anyone's* labor at that hospital.

It is too bad he didn't educate himself or at the very least tell you earlier. Still better to know now, though!
post #10 of 10
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I think my first clue that he wasn't willing to deliver was, when he told me he would send a letter to my last L&D doctor to see if he would take me again.(on my first visit, no less)
I couldn't stand that OB/GYN, and I haven't got a reply from them yet. I'm thinking they have come to the same concusion I have. If the specialist was of the opinion I needed to give birth in a bigger center, I would have automatically been sent to him. Instead, giving birth in the town I live became an option, even a homebirth,no less! If we could afford one :
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