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obgyn OFF base?

im pregnant and need to find an obgyn OFF base. i just dont wanna deliver on base.. i have tricare prime.. help ladies!! im so lost i gotta find a doc soon!

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Asked by MarineDream771 at 2:17 PM on Oct. 11, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Are you looking for only an OB (high-risk, surgeon), or are you looking for a midwife too?
    Are you doing your own prenatal care?
    Do you know how far along you are?

    Answer by doulala at 2:22 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • you'll probably have to switch to tri care standard...but call tricare to be sure. then go to tricare online and do a search for providers in your area.

    Answer by abbynzachsmommy at 2:27 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • im about 5 weeks and no im not doing my own prenatal care. i heard midwives are strange but id be open to look into one. i jsut wanna get into a dr and have them see excatly how far i am and such.

    Answer by MarineDream771 at 2:29 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • Strange, lol!
    It depends on what kind of an experience you are looking for.

    A midwife is a "Normal Birth Expert." He/she is trained with the prevention of complications, and how to deal with them when they arrive. They have better statistics for normal deliveries. They spend more time in prenatal appointments and working with the clients (not called patients, lol), building a relationship and providing information.

    An OB is a surgeon and will be more likely top "treat" pregnancy like it's an illness, intervening more and performing more cesareans. Statistically, women tend to have a pushed birth.

    You can spend some time reading, making notes and interview a few care providers. You can find a great "fit."

    Have you thought about your hopes and preferences? It is early, but perfectly fine to start investigating.

    Answer by doulala at 2:38 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • doulala

    Answer by doulala at 2:40 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • doulala

    Answer by doulala at 2:41 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • I had an ob with my first and loved her! im open to a midwife, i just wanna get in and make sure things are ok,....idk im probably just rushin things from being so excited....

    Answer by MarineDream771 at 2:43 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • where are you at?
    SWICTCHED TO STANDARD!! if they let you. i try with both pregnancies and they didnt let me. i deliver my first at cam lejeune and my second i was seeing a military doctor but deliver in a civilian hospital.. you do have to pay a premiun when u switched to tricare stantard.

    Answer by piwife at 4:47 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • If you are near a military installation you have to call the clinic on base. if they have the space available you dont have a choice you have to be seen on base or else you can pay the standard rates. and get locked out of prime for one year. when i had my baby down there in 2007 i had to go off base b/c there was no room in the ob clinic. i was assigned the crist clinic by tricare. i hated it. the drs were great and very through but it was also an abortion clinic which i didnt agree with.

    Answer by marinewife0311 at 5:22 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • plus with the miltiary you go in around 6-8 weeks for paperwork and then at 10 weeks or so you get a vaginal u/s to date the pregnancy. after that its up to them. i have had ot wait 7 weeks before i had another appointment. like right now i have to wait 6 weeks. but im not high risk or anything.

    Answer by marinewife0311 at 5:24 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

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