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Ok so when I finally went to see my midwife to "confirm" my pregnancy I was about 20 some weeks, I had been bf dd and my cycle was just different... I went to a couple appointments and 2 sonograms later they decided my edd was the 27 of march... My intuition told me they were wrong. I stopped going to my obgyn because in my opinion if nothing is wrong and I am healthy what is the point of going so many times just to pee, get weight and being asked "how are you feeling" and then sent home. I finally went to see the doc and now she tells me that my edd is(was) the 16?? lol what the....? then she tells me it is my fault they do not have a correct date because I did not follow through with my appointments?<br><br>
I am lucky dh has been so supportive with my decision to have the baby at home. I have been planning this UC birth for a while and have not told anyone but have registered at the birth center because I do not want to seem irresponsible? Gosh whatever<br><br>
Ok so I am starting to get a bit nervous... I hope some one can answer these questions<br><br>
How soon after I give birth should I call the hospital? the OB? pediatrician?<br><br>
No one is taking me to the er unless it is an emergency and DH knows this.<br>
I guess I forgot the other question...<br>
I am so nervous i just keep editing this post....
 

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They're just bent out of shape because you're not bowing down to their altar of fear and absurdity. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br>
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personally, i wouldn't bother to call and make an appointment until a couple days after the birth (unless your gut tells you otherwise). there's no point taking a few hours' old baby to the hospital or doctor's office if the baby's doing fine...save yourself and your family the stress of getting flac from medical personnell and wait a couple days.
 

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I would never call the hospital or an OB after my planned UC.<br><br>
The pediatrician is another story. My first UC, we had people "watching" us KWIM? And I had a pediatrician I trusted... I told him we were planning a homebirth (I let him assume we had a midwife, don't ask-don't tell ya know...) and that we'd be calling after the birth to schedule a well baby checkup... he said "That's GREAT! Can't wait to meet the new one!" We called that day he was born, and they scheduled us a visit for the 4th day. At that visit, the Pedi checked him out and said he was perfect and gave me the lab stuff to get the heelstick blood test (which I ended up refusing).<br><br>
My 2nd UC, my pediatrician had moved away and we hadn't found one that I trusted or loved yet. So I just observed my own baby, and never took her to the doctor at all (until she had an illness several months later).<br><br>
I honestly still haven't found a doctor for our family that I really love, so right now we're on our own again. I'm still looking around though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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