I'm going for a VBAC with this little one, and have very limited options for OB. After my first visit I wasn't sold on the Doc, and have been worried that his reputation for being more on the natural side of things was a myth.
At yesterdays appt. we had the following convo, followed by a convo on how much things have changed in OB care in the last 30 years (since my DH was born, who has arthrogryposis).
Doc: I'm supposed to ask you about the Quad screening.
Me: Nope. We don't do those screenings.
Doc: Judging by your tone I'd say you know what your talking about, I don't need to explain anything.
Me: Nope, my understanding is they tend to generate false positives, cause a lot of undue stress in a pregnant woman and unnecessary risky tests like amniocenteses.
Doc: Your brilliant my girl. You just said everything "they" don't want me to say.
My last OB argued with us about these tests, stating that since DH was born with arthrogryposis we really needed to have these tests. Nevermind that DH's condition was caused by low amniotic fluid, isn't genetic and could easily be diagnosed with a U/S.