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I don't want a stranger delivering my baby!

Posted by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 1:15 PM
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So I had a "midwife" with my son , she was covered by my tricare insurance. I thought SHE would be the one to deliver my son. She wasn't on call when I went into labor! I was really dissapointed. How can I get a dr. / midwife to do all my prenatal care AND deliver my baby? Btw.. I am not pregnant..yet. Lol
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CuriousArentYa
by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Be induced? 

GreenEyePixie
by Platinum Member on Feb. 25, 2013 at 1:16 PM
I had the same doctor all the way through each pregnancy. Sounds like you were just unlucky.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Feb. 25, 2013 at 1:17 PM
You can't. What you can do is get familiar with most of the midwives so your not surprised.
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by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 25, 2013 at 1:17 PM
I don't see what the big deal is.
KelissaMaye
by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 1:18 PM
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request that all your appointments be with the same OB, or find an ob off base/post to do your prenatal care. Depending on where you are stationed, there are tons of OB's and midwiferies that accept tricare. It's not guaranteed though.
 
ETA: I just made sure that I got to know all the OB's that could potentially deliver my daughter (since I am a "COB" patient, there are only about 5), that way, when I deliver, I am comfortable with whoever is on call for the complicated/high risk patients.  

themissheather
by Gold Member on Feb. 25, 2013 at 1:19 PM
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Have a home birth. You get the same person start to finish.
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Byrd15
by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 1:19 PM

From what I understand, its whoever is on call, so get top know all of the doctors that may be on call then. 

The same happened with my son, I have no idea who delivered him. But it didn't matter, my son was healthy and born. :)

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anotherhalf
by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 1:19 PM

There were a ton of people in the room when I delivered because things were going very poorly.  I didn't know a single one of them.  At that point, not knowing the doctors was the least of my worries.  Some things you just can't control.

mary841108
by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 1:19 PM

 idk. i had3 different ob/gyns for my check ups but i had the same ob deliver both of my children. i loved her too, she was amazing

MorganTho
by Silver Member on Feb. 25, 2013 at 1:20 PM
Depends on if she's part of a practice. My midwife was one of two at her practice, and they alternated prenatal visits and weekends on call. So you saw them equally and were familiar with them both.
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