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#1 of 10 Old 01-14-2009, 10:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone here use Dr. Gae Rodke for their birth?
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It would help if you told us where you are from...I could then move this to the proper "tribal area," where there will likely be many mothers from your geographical area who can help you out with this provider!

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She's in NYC, I know her.

Great doc (will do VBAC and vaginal breech) but does NOT take insurance, you'll have to go out of network. SLR is probably the most NCB friendly hospital in NYC.

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Thanks, moving to the NY tribal area!

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I actually have wk'd w her for several yrs. (am L&D RN). She is v good. V patient and knowledgeable and lots of personal atention(u get what u pay for kinda thing). And she delivers in the birthing center as well as the labor floor. I went to silvie blaustein cnm ( midwifery of manhattan) and delivered natural in tne BC. It was wonderful and can't reccommend her enough, but i would prob go to dr rodke if i needed an actual doctor for some reason.
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She is the doctor all of us in the alternative birthing community in NYC recommended to our clients who want a shot at a vaginal breech delivery.
She is the women!
No, she does not take insurance, but this is for all the right reasons.
It frees her and you.

Everything else in the hospital is covered by your insurance.

Good luck.
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Hey there,
My midwife recommended Dr. Rodke for a Version, at least, because the baby is apparently sitting upright in there at 39.5 weeks.

If she will do a vaginal breech birth, which my midwife has told me the hospital she's at (palisades) just won't even try to do, I would want to switch to her if I could since I do NOT want a cesarean.

I have heard and read that she doesn't accept insurance, but can anyone give me a good idea of what kind of $$ I'm actually looking at? Also what is her record of actually achieving normal vaginal breech births, instead of doing cesareans, in the end?

Thanks for any help!
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Not sure of her stats. Why don't u call and setup a consult. She is very friendly. Then u can meet her, find out the details and at least u know what ur options are.
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Oh, also dr rossenn at Roosevelt has much success with versions and I have seen many. He is a specialist for the hospital, not a primary OB. Just make sure he is the one doing it. It is a teaching hospital after all. Just a heads up. Good luck.
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"Also what is her record of actually achieving normal vaginal breech births, instead of doing cesareans, in the end?"


Amanda,

Clients I know who wanted one, had one with her (as long as it was the medically sound thing to do for the baby and mother).

She does vaginal breech births. Let me correct that, you do your own vaginal breech birth, she helps you do that.
You will NOT have a unnecessary cesarean with Rodke!

Do call her, go have a consult with her, it's worth it...

I've had clients who had vaginal breech births with her.
She is considered an "out of network provider" so you can submit the paid invoice to your HMO for whatever level of reimbursement they give to you.

She works out of Roosevelt hospital (10th avenue and 59th street) it's a good hosp, the hospital will be completely covered by your health insurance (no out of pocket for the hosp).
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