Cobluegirl....yes, Dr. Grant does the normal GYN stuff, too.
THANKS EVERYONE!!! Your messages made me feel much better about the whole thing. I have also spoken with a couple more doulas this week who have experience there. They were all positive and also had good feedback about my doctor and her partners. Karen Parker Linn sounds awesome! I'm going to schedule my next prenatal app't with her.
I would bet that the c/s rate is way highter than "average". I am an inpatient coder so I read their inpatient charts every day of the week. Most of the ones that I feel are not medically necessary are from INDUCTIONS! I think they are induction happy over there. I saw a bad one today from a "social" induction at 38 weeks.
I am hoping that with a good doctor, a good doula, education and some determination that we will be ok.
I also talked with my doula about what would happen if I decided not to go to the hospital in the end and we worked out a plan for that, too.
Thanks for helping me feel better and chill out a bit, since we still have a long way to go until August. Baby and I appreciate it!!!!