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canceled my ultrasound appointment

Posted by on Jun. 12, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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So, my backup OB sent me to a specialist (forgot the name) who does the 3D ultrasounds because the last ultrasouns showed that dilated kidney(s). Well i went, kidneys were fine but they said there was a marginal cord insertion, and later in pregnancy it can cause the baby not to get all tge nutrience he/she needs so they wanted to keep track of baby's growth. I was hesistant but decided to go along just in case. I talked to my midwife, she didnt seem.concerned in the slightest. So they called to remind me of the appointment tomorrow and said it would be $98 after insurance coverage! I told dh and he said cancel. We talked a bit and he said it looks like a.scare tactic to get more business. I talked to my midwife and she said that she is not concerned with baby's growth. I am eating healthy, baby is doing excellent. The only risk she mentioned that with birth, if the water is broken or being rough and forceful can cause the cord to detach, which I trust she will not do.
by on Jun. 12, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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GoodyBrook
by on Jun. 12, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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Good for you, mama!

Simply because a medical procedure is recommended does not mean it is needed.

polkaspots
by Bronze Member on Jun. 12, 2013 at 12:25 AM
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I would have canceled too. That's a terrible way to run a business.
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Precious333
by Gold Member on Jun. 12, 2013 at 12:27 AM
Thanks, that makes me feel more.confident :)
catholicmamamia
by on Jun. 12, 2013 at 4:08 AM
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You did good.. :o) 

MacMamaof5
by on Jun. 12, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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Great decision!  Anytime a procedure comes with extra money and it's unnecessary, I always question the motives!  LOL!  Great Midwife, and you and hubby are doing excellent!

Mrs.Salz
by on Jun. 12, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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I probably would have done the same thing! In situations like that, less intervention is usually better and less stress for baby :)

Precious333
by Gold Member on Jun. 12, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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I was reading up on it and there is a slight risk.of baby not getting enough nutrience towards the end of pregnancy, but ultrasounds can give a very inaccurate reading and i dont want them.say i have to induce or have baby early because their ultrasound was reading wrong. My midwife says that baby is doing great, moving well and i eat healthy, so is not concerned.


Quoting MacMamaof5:

Great decision!  Anytime a procedure comes with extra money and it's unnecessary, I always question the motives!  LOL!  Great Midwife, and you and hubby are doing excellent!


Sarah725
by Group Mod - Sarah on Jun. 12, 2013 at 4:44 PM
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 I think that was a good decision :)

Nee86
by Bronze Member on Jun. 12, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Good for you! I would have done the same thing.

Now wish me luck. I just made my appointment for my 20 week and my midwives have already warned me that the doctor is going to give me grief because of my history.
hapababies
by Silver Member on Jun. 12, 2013 at 11:24 PM
Good luck mama!!

Quoting Nee86:

Good for you! I would have done the same thing.



Now wish me luck. I just made my appointment for my 20 week and my midwives have already warned me that the doctor is going to give me grief because of my history.
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