Switching to unassisted in 2nd trimester - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 02-02-2014, 03:59 PM - Thread Starter
 
Reneei2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: California
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
New here, so my apologies if this has been asked elsewhere- links appreciated!
I'm 22 weeks with my 2nd baby, had a hospital birth that was sorely mismanaged with #1. Currently seeing midwives and obgyns in a joint practice, but disappointed with the lack of communication between care providers, their attitude toward my choices, and them categorizing me as a traumatic birth and slapping labels around.
Has anyone gone UC midway through obgyn care? Do I just cancel future appointments and not say why? I'm going to look into a homebirth midwife but not sure if insurance will cover or if I can muster the $$ without.
Any advice is appreciated!
Reneei2 is offline  
#2 of 5 Old 02-02-2014, 06:49 PM
 
JamieCatheryn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: SW Pa
Posts: 5,105
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)

I'd suggest you tell the office you are switching care providers and ask for your records. They might bug you with reminder calls otherwise, and maybe the records might come in handy for the possible midwife or for .registering the birth.

JamieCatheryn is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 02-03-2014, 11:15 PM
 
lsanchez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 80
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ditto to what jamiecatheryn said. I'd also suggest calling your insurance to find out about coverage.

I began this pregnancy with a midwife but decided to uc, at my last appointment I was about 18weeks. The midwife seemed really wishy-washy about my decision, and said she'd still help out with certain paperwork like proof of pregnancy and that I'd get a call from her secretary and they'd give me my records too. I doubt I'll ever get that call considering I'm going on 35 weeks now. Lol and I haven't even bothered to get in touch with them again, I didn't like how she treated me for deciding to uc.
lsanchez is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 02-04-2014, 08:16 PM
 
Laura Spilde's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 49
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I wish you blessing. I say if heartbeat looks fine in babe then you can determine how best to handle the situation. If you are confident that your nutrition is good, spiritual stuff in line, not a hemorrhage risk and so on, I believe you can make the best choices.

If you feel like they are "snikering" at your choices, I think prayer cuts the negative voices that loom.

Hospitals really can't turn you away nor hold you captive against your will if you make last minute decisions.
Laura Spilde is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 02-05-2014, 10:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
Reneei2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: California
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks for the input! JamieCatheryn, I have online access to my records so I'll have to see if I can print that out to avoid the awkwardness of an in person request.
If I do end up UCing, I'm not sure I'd expressly tell anyone. Not too many natural minded family members or friends around :-/
Reneei2 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off