Hey folks! Jumping right in...
Due to taking an opiate painkiller for migraines a mere two times over the course of my pregnancy, my midwife has let me go. I've been considered too "high risk" to continue under her care, she thinks my daughter has a chance to come out addicted. I highly doubt this after much research, but she says I need to switch to an ob that takes high risk patients late in pregnancy. I wasn't getting along the greatest with her and really think she just needed a reason to boot me and also just wants to cover her ass.
Dh and I have discussed having a semi-unassisted birth, basically with a retired midwife friend licensed in another state who can't touch me legally but will hang around and offer her words of wisdom and serve as a spotter. This is what we want. Problem is, and I knew this would come eventually, I've been contacted by the birth center and they're asking where to transfer my records.
What can I do to make them go away? I don't want a new ob or to transfer my records but have a feeling they will pester me until I do. Should I make an appointment with the new ob and act like I intend to have a hospital birth and just...not go to the hospital? Can I ask them to send me a copy of my records and tell them I'll find my own way, don't transfer them? I doubt they'll take that one for an answer. We're in Florida if it makes a difference.