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Switching Doctors??

Posted by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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Can you change doctors at 39 weeks?  My doctor is suddenly trying to pressure me into NSTs, ultrasounds and ultimately, an induction.  What don't you understand about natural, non-intervention filled birth? 

Tasha

by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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boom_maker
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 4:15 PM

with my insurance i can (kaiser) but it's different for everyone. i would call and check up on that.

rebecca_bullard
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 4:16 PM

yeah you can...

i switched doctors and states last minute... kind of a time crunch...but its your body, baby and delivery....dont let them pressure you.

tell your current doc if they cant follow what you want, then youll be switching doctors asap and someone else will deliver the baby..

Melame68
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 4:17 PM

you can. or...just dont show up for the induction he schedules for you

newmama008
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 4:18 PM
You might have a heard time switching drs but remember, your Dr can not force you to do anything.
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Hrivera5
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 4:20 PM

 Just keep saying NO!  With my first baby the docs kept wanting to induce me...I just kept saying "no thank you"  "yes, I understand what you are saying, I choose not to be induced"  Etc.  It is a pain, but you don't have to do anything you don't want to do. 

doulala
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 4:21 PM

You have to keep in mind who you've hired.    
An OB is not a "normal birth specialist."     They are surgeons/high risk doctors--     they are all about the interventions.

You can still decline these offers with the same doctor, but it's annoying.
Switching to another will be an interview process, of course.    Be sure to start with midwifery care!

  :-)


xxlilmomma09
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 4:26 PM

You can, but make sure your insurance will approve the change. It may be hard to find a doctor to take you that late in your pregnancy as well.

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