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After a week of back and forth, during which it sounded like I could continue care with the midwives at the birth center, I found out tonight that I have to transfer care to an OB and deliver at the hospital. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I had a growth US last week because my measurements hadn't changed in six weeks. Babe looked to be on the small-ish side of normal, but is developing a little asymmetrically, which can be a sign of growth restriction. My midwives consulted with my family doc (who does OB and is/was my back-up) and she in turn consulted with a local OB whom she feels is fairly low-intervention and not too alarmist.<br><br>
I guess my doc heard back today and the OB thinks I should transfer to OB care based on the US information. I'm a bit in shock!<br><br>
I actually started my day with a bit of drama when little man decided to be extra quiet last night AND this morning. I had to prod him into activity last night (very rare for him at night) and then he didn't respond to my breakfast or single morning cup of coffee. The midwives had me to a nonstress test and he passed after they fed me some juice and crackers, but it was enough to jump start the worry over all the other stuff I've kept in check all week.<br><br>
SO . . . ack. I'm tired. I'm 36.5 weeks pregnant and have to transfer to some doc I've never even heard of, let alone met. I have to write a hospital birth plan (keeping in mind that if he truly IS growth restricted, we're looking at medically necessary interventions) so I have a lot of crap to do now.<br><br>
And I'm on night shift this week, which makes scheduling this stuff that much more difficult!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I'm so sorry mama! I hope you this OB is good and you still get to have somewhat of the birth you desired. Just remember in the end the only thing that matters is the beautiful baby.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I'm sorry you're going through this. Hope baby will be just fine. I'll be praying.
 

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Well, that stinks. I'm sorry.
 

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I'm so sorry, that is so disappointing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I risked out of home birth due to a low lying placenta. Had my son at home, now making a hospital birth plan. I don't know about you, but I still feel sad, disappointed, angry, and a little nervous about how it's all going to go. I do at least have a good doula (who was going to be my hb mw).<br><br>
Good luck with all the planning, keep us posted.
 

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Thanks all. I'm still mostly in shock. I just finished night shift and now I'm going to sleep for a couple hours before I get up and start calling the new office to try to make an appointment. Hopefully I can manage that without having to get my other doc's office involved!
 

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I'm sorry to hear about this! Best of luck getting things scheduled and setup with the OB. And, it's okay to feel sad about the birth you had envisioned. Hang in there!
 

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I'm so sorry mama, I hope your doc. is super nice and you get to have some what of the birth you want. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I'm sorry. Do you hve a doula or someone that can go with you to the hospital. My midwives has hospital privileges and know all the docs so if I transfer to OB care they can still come? I had a c-section with my first and the midwife came with me to surgery.
 

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I still have my doula--we keep postponing appointments, so we're actually due to meet this week and next!<br><br>
Midwives dont' have privileges here, and I don't know that I need the midwife AND the doula.<br><br>
Got an appointment with one of the doctors in the OB group, but not the one my doc talked to. Of course, the front office offered me an appointment next Wednesday, then I had them check with the consult doc who said that somebody needed to see me this week.<br><br>
SO . . . I'm in the world of large OB office. I'll get whomever is on call for delivery. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I'm so sorry, and I can totally sympathize because the exact same thing has just happened to me! They suddenly found some heart problems with my baby and are insisting that I deliver at the hospital that is connected to our childrens' hospital. My first appointment at the new office is tomorrow, and like you, I'm totally not looking forward to getting dumped into this huge practice with a bunch of OBs that I don't know.<br>
I think it's great that you have a doula. That will really help in a hospital setting, I'm sure! I'm scrambling to find one last minute but haven't had any luck yet. I wasn't planning on having one this time, but now I really want someone in my "natural birth" corner!<br>
What are you going to include in your birth plan? I know that I need to make one too now, and I'm hoping that I don't leave anything out.<br>
It definitely sucks to have all your plans for birth get up-ended at the last minute!<br>
On the bright side, I was forced to deliver my twins at the hospital (because they were so early) and was able to fight for and have a natural birth anyway, so it's definitely possible!
 

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Sorry to hear that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
Hope everything goes well with the new OB though.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">What are you going to include in your birth plan? I know that I need to make one too now, and I'm hoping that I don't leave anything out.<br>
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I have no idea at this point. I think we're going to have multiple plans--one for if babe looks ok, one if there's complications, one if he has to transfer to a NICU (which my hospital doesn't have.)<br><br>
My midwives got me an appointment with an OB that they love--she sees her own patients, so I'd actually get to meet the doc who will be there! The downside is she's an hour away (versus 30 minutes for our hospital.) I have appointments the next few days, so we'll see.
 

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I'm so sorry to hear that! I've met a lot of women who were also planning to deliver at the birth center I'm hoping to use who had very similar experiences of getting "risked out" at the last moment and having to switch care from their midwives to an OB and deliver in L&D instead. Best of luck!
 

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Well, I had an update in another post, but looks like I'm back on! Follow-up ultrasound looked perfectly normal and the second OB I saw (unlike the first, who didn't actually READ the first report) said I'm fine for the Birth Center. Hooray!
 

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Ughh..All that emotional up and down for them to tell you "oh wait, nevermind!" How aggravating! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> Well I guess at least it's a good thing they took the 'just in case precaution' and checked things out?!<br>
So happy to hear you still get to have the type of birth you planned from the get-go! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/goodvibes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Goodvibes"> Here's to things staying the same and you getting exactly what you want! Keep us posted!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Yay!!!!
 
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