So, I saw my first OB today. Not no, but HELL NO will I let him deliver my baby!
Hour and a half late.
Brushed me off when I said I wanted to get DH on speaker phone (he was home with a very feverish 3 yr old.)
Didn't take a history.
Obviously hadn't looked at any of the paperwork.
Started diagnosing before he finished reading the radiologist report. I had to point out the areas of concern . . . in a short two page document. He didn't even scroll through the whole thing!
His initial "Oh, you're only borderline since IUGR is under 10th percentile" turned to induction talk once I pointed out the rest of the report. I had to point out things 3x before he acknowledged that he actually READ the different issues.
I asked him about the watching and monitoring approach (recent study supports it) because he was all set to do an amniocentesis to see if babe's lungs were developed and then induce me. I told him I have an ultrasound scheduled for tomorrow and he backed off a bit.
None of this induction talk was based on his perception of MY case. He obviously has a general total risk-avoidance approach and said he would rather just induce because he "Doesn't like to procrastinate."
He did tell me he didn't think that babe would need an NICU since IUGR is based on degrees of severity and he's slightly over the 10th percentile, though I was pretty much tuning him out at that point.
At one point I asked about the practice call schedule and somehow that turned into him assuring me that there would be enough people there to handle my C-section.
My doula was with me (he didn't know what that was, which is totally reasonable for somebody NOT involved in birth on a daily basis, but for an OB???) She tried to prompt me to ask any more questions I had and I think at that point I just said, "No, I think I've heard everything I need to thanks."
So, cross your fingers that babe doesn't try to put in an untimely appearance tonight cause he's on-call and no way am I birthing at the local hospital tonight! I called the midwives and said if I did go into labor, I'm calling THEM and they're transferring me to a different hospital. (I happen to know the doc I saw today is on-call tonight.)
I have an US tomorrow morning and a meet with the OB that the midwives like down in a smaller hospital a bit farther away.