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Ok if having a HB doesnt pan out w/ insurance. What are my rights at the hospital? When I had Ds they told me I HAD to stay 4 days and baby had to have alll thier requires screenings and antibiotics and bllod sugar tests, So can I literally go to hos[ital have baby and leave right after? Is there anything that I can print out and give them stating this
 

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Hospital can't <i>make</i> you do anything you don't want to do, however, the insurance may have certain requirements if you expect them to pay for everything.<br><br>
Check with the insurance company.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hospital can't <i>make</i> you do anything you don't want to do, however, the insurance may have certain requirements if you expect them to pay for everything.<br><br>
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Highly unlikely. The insurance company can't force things on you either.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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I was told at all four of my births I HAD to do certain things. I told THEM "No." You don't ever HAVE to do anything. Expect a backlash and alot of scaremongering though.
 

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I delivered at a hospital with my family Dr., and it was up to him what I got, and he knew what I did and didnt want done to me and it all worked out fine. OBs and hospital drs have protocols that they "usually" fallow, and the dont usually have time to remember that dont want them and you just get the standard. By using a family dr. he actually has to order everything you get and its fallowed a little closer i think. does that make sense? We didnt get anything after birth that we didnt ask for and get his order for...even ibuprofen and tucks pads, lol.<br>
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Going to the hospital doesn't remove your autonomy. You can refuse anything you want to - you just have to be tough and confident.
 

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What state are you in? You can print out the "Patient's Bill of Rights" for your state and bring it.<br><br>
You absolutely have the right to refuse anything you want.<br><br>
ETA--Ok, you are from Ohio <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
ETA when I did a basic search It appears that Ohio was trying to get a patients bill of rights a few years ago--I'm getting a bunch of campain stance websites. . .I'm sure it was taken up, I just can't find the official one easily.<br><br>
Here's a general site about patient's rights that may help you find something useful to print<br><a href="http://www.consumer.gov/qualityhealth/rights.htm" target="_blank">http://www.consumer.gov/qualityhealth/rights.htm</a><br><br>
and a link from within that one<br>
Consumer bill of rights and responsibilities<br><a href="http://www.hcqualitycommission.gov/final/append_a.html#chpt4" target="_blank">http://www.hcqualitycommission.gov/f...d_a.html#chpt4</a>
 

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YOPU personally can refuse anything you want....however, all they have to do is get 2 docs to sign off on it, and they can basically hold your kid hostage! An adult leaving AMA is fine, but *if* they really want to screw you over, all they have to do is say that refusal of treatment for the minor would be medical neglect/abuse, and they can pretty much do whatever the hell they want with your kid.<br><br>
too da$% risky, if you ask me...you buy the hospital ticket, you get the hospital ride.
 

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I checked out three hours after giving birth. I told my midwife in advance that I wanted to, and found a pediatrician to sign off on my daughter in advance. The nursing staff was aghast. It likely can be done no matter where you are, but it'll go a lot better if you plan ahead.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">YOPU personally can refuse anything you want....however, all they have to do is get 2 docs to sign off on it, and they can basically hold your kid hostage! An adult leaving AMA is fine, but *if* they really want to screw you over, all they have to do is say that refusal of treatment for the minor would be medical neglect/abuse, and they can pretty much do whatever the hell they want with your kid.<br><br>
too da$% risky, if you ask me...you buy the hospital ticket, you get the hospital ride.</div>
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omg that sucks! UGH I hate hospitals!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I checked out three hours after giving birth. I told my midwife in advance that I wanted to, and found a pediatrician to sign off on my daughter in advance. The nursing staff was aghast. It likely can be done no matter where you are, but it'll go a lot better if you plan ahead.</div>
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Was it your family pediatrician or was it one at the hospital??
 

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If I had not stayed I might not have been able to bring my baby with me and had I brought the baby AMA I would have been reported to CPS by the hospital and started my life with the new baby going through that process -- I stayed the 24 hours and got out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Have you asked midwives about bartering or lowering their fees? It might be worthwhile. Many of them are very committed in this way.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Highly unlikely. The insurance company can't force things on you either.<br><br>
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They may have a required length of stay -- wasn't talking about procedures.
 

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My friend left with her baby and Child Services was at her door the next morning.She took her daughter in for a check up and they left her alone.<br><br>
Ask your midwife to work out a payment plan if your insurance won't cover it.It's really really worth it!!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">YOPU personally can refuse anything you want....however, all they have to do is get 2 docs to sign off on it, and they can basically hold your kid hostage! An adult leaving AMA is fine, but *if* they really want to screw you over, all they have to do is say that refusal of treatment for the minor would be medical neglect/abuse, and they can pretty much do whatever the hell they want with your kid.<br><br>
too da$% risky, if you ask me...you buy the hospital ticket, you get the hospital ride.</div>
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I agree 100%. i was told i could leave as soon as I wanted to post birth...but that My DD had to stay...perfectly healthy newborn, 7+pounds, eating well, no heart or lung issues...and we had to wait at the hospital 5 days(it was the holiday weekend). So homebirth it is..because I am never going thru that again.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I agree 100%. i was told i could leave as soon as I wanted to post birth...but that My DD had to stay...perfectly healthy newborn, 7+pounds, eating well, no heart or lung issues...and we had to wait at the hospital 5 days(it was the holiday weekend). So homebirth it is..because I am never going thru that again.</div>
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was that in canada??? when i was born (back in the 70's) my mom gave birth to me and then took me home. of course the hospital staff were freaking out but there wasn't a damn thing they could do. my mom did the same thing 3 years later with my sister.
 

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I think a lot of it is maybe the hospital? A friend of mine birthed at 5:00ish PM. She was told to wait for the ped which she did and then they made her wait so they could drug test the baby. She wasn't doing drugs but during the little questionnare at the beginning of her labor they asked if she had EVER in her lifetime done drugs. She answered yes though it had been a very long time. So they decided to drug test her and the baby <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: Once the baby FINALLY peed she was allowed to leave at 1:00am the next morning.
 
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