so alabama is very anti midwife, homebirth, etc. hell we dont even have one birth center in the state. So of course I have an OB. (Im 25 weeks) i had a regular prenatal yesterday and he said when I came back in 3 weeks we would do the glucose testing. When I questioned him asking if he felt I was at risk for ges. diabetes. he said no that it was just standard. I asked him if I could skip it and he said sure that we would just do regular prenatal then. I also informed him that I would not be getting the flu shot...he didnt even blink much less try to talk me out of it. I then informed him I wanted to skip the hep B and vitamin K shots and that nitrate stuff for the babies eyes. He was totally cool with it and i asked him if i MUST have those papers filed before having the baby or exactly how that proceedure works he said he had NEVER had a woman ask him about skipping these shots and he would look into exactly what needed to happen and have an answer next time I saw him. (in 3 weeks) he also reminded me hospital staff can not do anything to my baby without my permission and not to let them push me around. Im so glad i listened to my "inner self" and chose a dr. who is not from here (USA) He is from Ghana and had a practice for years there before coming here.
on Nov. 8, 2013 at 1:33 PM