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I recently found a doc to do co-care for me, btu I want it on my own terms. I don't however want to seem unreasonable. How often do you think a woman should go in for visits with the OB when she is already being seen by the midwife? I am just going to the OB for some blood work and an ultrasound and so she can be back-up just in case I need her. I go in tomorrow and I am wondering how I should bring up frequency of visits.
 

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what does this provider feel comfortable with? some of our back-up providers want a person to not come in after 32 weeks so that they can claim no association and not be "legally" responsible for a choice to homebirth-- but will still follow through in a transport-- as far as seeing taking over the case
 

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If I needed surgery or were high risk, I'd see an OB. Otherwise, zero visits.
 

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So I guess the best thing is just to ask her what she is most comfortable with and reach a compromise. I really just want her for a blood draw 2x's and the ultrasound and also for back up in the case of an emergency. I guess I should make that clear at my next appointment. They are planning on doing a pelvic etc next time and I already told the nurse I would be declining it...she said that it was fine and that I could decline anything I wanted to!
 

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With my first birth at a freestanding birth center, I only saw the backup doc is there was a problem...I had to see her when my heartrate when up and she needlessly upset me saying I would probably have to use the hospital, but referred me to a cardiologist anyway and he said there was no problem.<br><br>
My 2nd birth I avoided seeing her backup until very late in the pg...we were kinda hoping not to see him at all, but he called her a few weeks before I was due and wanted to see all the patients she was attending. It all turned out fine and he's now my kids' doc.<br><br>
Anyway, those were the arrangements the midwives had with their backups, I know co-care might be a little bit different. But I don't think your ideas are unreasonable.<br><br>
Oh, and the best way to avoid a pelvic is just don't disrobe...even if they tell you to. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Christa
 
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