My not-so crunchy ob/gyn experience-- VENT
I am looking for a new ob/gyn that is out of our insurance network, and I am having a really hard time. Unfortunately there are no midwives that work out of the two hospitals that are part of our network, and this was my first heartbreak :(
Well I wanted to find a smaller practice, and there were only 2 or 3, the rest have at least 8 ob/gyns, and I know I would end up with a different doctor every time I go in. So I found a doctor, a woman, who works alone, and she had good ratings and I had my appt with her today...
There were vaccine posters listed on every single wall of her office, and every door, and every corner.. And in my new patient forms there was a vaccine questionnaire that suggested if I hadn't received dTap in the last 3 years I should get the booster, and because of my age I should get guardisil. (I have been married for 3 years, and with my husband for a total of 5 years).
Then I saw a poster, I believe it was made by Huggies, that had a part talking about herbs and how they are not approved by the FDA, and what side effects they include. Such as rasperberry leaf tea during pregnancy could cause premature babies, etc..
She then asks me if my cycle is regular, and it is not because of my Mirena IUD, and I am still nursing my 20 month old daughter. I told her this, and she asked me if I am working on weaning her. I said I am letting her decide when she is ready. Who knows where she was going with that one...
Needless to say I will not be going back there. On the plus side, I got my IUD removed :) So probably will be TTC soon. I'm going to meet with a midwife that does homebirths, that I have heard nothing but good things about. I am hoping she will work with us on pricing. I just do not think there is any way I am going to have the birth I want at the hospitals in our network.
Just a vent!!