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I guess i could understand if it is your first baby that you need to be seen.
but if you have had one baby already without any complications, why every 2 weeks?
At my last appointment she said "ok see you in 2 weeks" so now we are at that point, but why do I need to go in every 2 weeks to be measured and weighed?
If anyone know why please share, if there is no real reason I may ask to space out my appointments until the end.
Jen Mama of 2 precious boys (9) (6) and still in with my Matt after 12 years together.
Domestic Violence Children's Advocate and Counselor
|Just remember that one baby without complications doesn't mean that your next pregnancy/birth will be the same. Ds2 was my third, and the other two pregnancies were a breeze. But I ended up going into preterm labor with him at 33 weeks....totally unexpected!!|
|Because no matter how many kids you have that doesn't mean that something can't go wrong w/ your baby, I totally get your frustration at so many but I'd rather be safe than sorry a good example is a friend of mine had 2 completely normal pregnancies and her 3rd was normal up till just out of the blue she went into labor and had her baby at 26wks!|
|Drawing from the literature of medical and epidemiological research, Strong"a second-generation obstetrician "presents compelling evidence that prenatal care in the United States does little to improve birth outcomes. The current trend toward universal prenatal care is fueled not by evidence that it is effective, he argues, but by unexamined assumptions as well as political expediency and economic greed. While stressing that access to prenatal care should not be impeded, Strong recommends that the technology and costs for uncomplicated pregnancies be scaled down, noting that prenatal care for these pregnancies could be shifted from obstetricians to midwives whose care is as effective but less costly. Obstetricians, in turn, could then focus on what they do well "assisting pregnancies with medical complications that respond to treatment" and the routine use of costly, high-tech procedures that do not improve outcome could be halted. In support of his vision, Strong explores a range of medical and public-policy issues currently under debate. Provocative and stimulating, this book performs a valuable service by bringing evidence on this vital issue out of the research literature and into public discourse and providing the tools for a long-needed paradigm shift.|